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Comments on General Plan Report

From: domainremoved <Kristin>
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:31:16 -0700

Dear City Council Members and Planning Commissioners,

Although I did vote my support for the current Preferred Alternative for
re-zoning in the M-2 area, I wanted to share with you the objection I had
expressed at the GPAC meeting last week regarding the agreed upon average
of 5.5 floors for the area east of Willow Road.

In the previous draft of the Preferred Alternative, which had been reviewed
by community members, the average was 4.5. I am concerned that raising
this average by a full floor has not received broad review and support.

I support the idea of allowing for massing differentials and architectural
latitude, but the overall level of development rights should remain
consistent with what has already been discussed and approved by the
community over several meetings.

I might agree to an average of 5 floors over the area, since I think a
straight average does not take into account what I perceive to be a greater
percentage of land area with higher floors in the center region in the
previous versions. In other words, a weighted average relative to land
area might be a more appropriate measure, if that could be calculated.

Also, it was discussed that the height along the residential corridor to
the south of the area would be 2 floors, which isn't clearly specified on
the schematic.

Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,
Kristin
Environmental Quality Commissioner
GPAC Advisory Committee
Received on Tue Mar 31 2015 - 10:27:13 PDT

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