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Posted on: December 15, 2021

Subareas Study Project Begins

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In 2022, the City will be looking at three subareas to determine if new land use designations would facilitate the creation of more and new housing options in the City.

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The three subareas are called: 

  • North Lake;
  • North Corner; and
  • Central West.


Before discussion on the issue can begin, basic information about how the land is currently being used and what its development potential might be under current and new zoning designations is needed.  To help with that, today the City issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking submittals from professional consultants to gather that information.

 

This project is being undertaken because in November the City Council adopted the 2022 Comprehensive Plan Final Docket that included items on proposing new policies and rezoning in each of the subareas to diversify the City’s tax base and to increase housing opportunities and options. 

 

For more information about the Subareas Study Project go to  the Subarea Studies page.   Currently, the page only has basic information about the project including a link to download the RFP.  When the consultant study is completed, it will be posted on the page along with more details about the public process and how community members can make their voices heard.

 

Once a consultant is chosen and their work is completed, the information will be presented to the Planning Commission and City Council.  Then, the Planning Commission will discuss options and hold a public hearing (likely in early fall 2022) on possible new policies and rezones.  Final decisions will be made by the City Council in November or December 2022.

 

If you want to be a “Party of Interest” for this project send your name and email address to Planning Director Glen Pickus to ensure you are kept up-to-date on the project’s progress, process steps, and public meetings.  You can also email him at any time with your questions about the project.

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