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Posted on: September 1, 2020

Midtown Planning District Update

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The Midtown Planning District Project Task Force held its second meeting on August 25.

Due to the state-mandated Covid-19 precautions the meeting was held remotely. In addition to all of the Task Force members, City Council liaisons, City staff and consultants, about 10 members of the public joined in.

The principal agenda item was a visual preference survey.  This was an interactive activity where Task Force members and everybody logged in to the meeting could vote to indicate their preferences on different architectural styles and site designs.

A summary of the meeting activity and the results of the visual preference survey (including comments made during the meeting) can be downloaded from the Midtown Planning District Project web page under the “Meeting #2” heading.

In order to provide the City’s consultants and staff more time to develop draft regulations and design standards for the Task Force to consider at its next meeting, the date for Meeting #3 has been postponed until October 13 (from September 22).  That meeting will be from 6-8 p.m. and most likely will be available remotely only.  As a result of this schedule change, the public open house and Task Force Meeting #4 will have to be rescheduled to new dates.  This project likely won’t be able to move forward after Meeting #3 and until in-person meetings are possible as the next step in the process, the public open house, would best be offered as an in-person event.

For more information about the project go the Midtown Planning District Project web page or Planning Director Glen Pickus via email or calling him at 360-282-3173.

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