After last week’s meetings with the City Council and Planning and Zoning Commission, we’ve changed the schedule for adoption of the Downtown Master Plan. Both the Council and P&Z made clear their preference to spend adequate time to fully review the document prior to taking action.
Here’s the updated schedule:
- Nov. 10 – Public Hearing at Planning and Zoning Commission’s regular meeting, scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in City Council Chambers at City Hall, 221 E. Main St.
- Nov. 19 – Work session at the Planning and Zoning Commission retreat in the Community Room at the McConico Building, 301 W. Bagdad Ave. Discussion is scheduled to start at 9 a.m.
- Dec. 16 – Public Hearing and recommendation vote at Planning and Zoning Commission’s regular meeting, scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.
All meetings are open to the public.
We don’t have dates set yet for City Council review and approval. In fact, the schedule above may be modified if the P&Z Commissioners feel they need additional time. Chairman Al Kosik noted at last week’s work session that this timeframe was still pretty tight.
My apologies in advance for any confusion or problems the schedule changes may cause you.
If you missed the P&Z work session, you can watch it here. The City Council presentation and discussion can be viewed here.
A copy of the final draft of the Downtown Master Plan is now available for viewing here on the City’s web site. The documents are broken out by chapter, so they should be easier/quicker to download.
Our approval schedule for the Plan remains the same as in the last email we sent. In case you missed it, or to remind you, the schedule is:
- Oct. 21 – Planning and Zoning Commission work session
- Oct. 22 -- City Council update -- we'll discuss results/questions from P&Z work session; this will not be a work session, but rather a presentation with an opportunity for Q&A with the Council
- Nov. 10 -- Public hearing and P&Z consideration of a recommendation to the City Council
- Nov. 12 -- City Council work session
- Nov. 24 -- City Council public hearing and consideration of approval
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