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CC2035 Work Session Recap: February 14, 2017, Planning and Sustainability Commission discussion

On February 14, the Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) worked though their Central City 2035 work session agenda, including:

  • FAR bonuses on surface parking lots (asked staff to return with a revised proposal).
  • Whether or not to consider bicycle parking a ground floor active use (decided that bike parking should be considered an active ground floor use but it should be limited to one quarter of the required active ground floor windows). 
  • Policies and actions to support family housing-related items (asked staff to amend an action to support schools). 
  • Revisited and affirmed their September 27, 2016, preliminary decision about the view of the Vista Street Bridge. 

You can watch the video of the work session is here.

Coming up

On February 28 staff will come back to the PSC with several items that were carried over from previous meetings, including the Broadway/Weidler Interchange Project that came out of the N/NE Quadrant Plan. Staff will also offer a number of other minor amendments for the PSC’s consideration. The link to the packet for the February 28 work session is here

On March 14 staff will bring forward amendments to the bonus and transfer code that are necessary to implement Council’s recently adopted Inclusionary Housing program and some changes that could be made to improve that program in the Central City. Keep an eye out for news about that work session on this blog.

The final planned PSC work session will be on April 11. Project staff expect to bring final amendments to the Commission. They will ask the PSC to take a final vote on the entire CC2035 Plan package and forward it on to City Council as a recommended draft.