Planning Group Member, Glen Schmidt, made the motion to approve the additional units at theMay 14th subcommittee meeting. A special second meeting, May 29th, has been scheduled to allow public comment before the subcommitteefinalizes its recommendationto add the units.
The locations for the additional units are approximately thesame locationsalready mapped for the 6,048 units. Adding the 5,000 new unitswould bust our 30ft height limitin these locations because the lot sizes, and recommended increase of dwelling units per acre, willallow builderstoadd more stories on the proposed sites.
If you are opposedto the additional units, you need toattend this meetingandvoice your concerns.
Because of time constraints, the Subcommittee came to a consensus to accept the additional units without completion of PUBLIC INPUT at their meeting on May 14th, and have scheduled the Thursday (May 29th) meeting to allow the public tovoice their acceptance or oppositionto the additional density.
6 Reasons For Opposing The Additional 5,000 Housing Units
We’ve already committedto provide our“fair share”with the 6,048 unbuilt units that exist in our current Community Plan
No plan for added city services(fire & police, etc.) has been provided that will be necessary to service the additional units
No plan for additional elementary or high-schoolshas been provided that will be necessary to service the additional families with children
No plan for necessary infrastructure upgradesto service the additional units has been provided
No affordable housing will be built by the developers of the units unless thein-lieu fee“loophole” is effectively closed by our City Council
No parking spaces or garages arerequiredto be provided in the projects that are inTransit Priority Areas(most of the locations of the proposed 5,000 units are in TPAs)