Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Weigh in on Keizer Station Area C

(Keizer Station Area C)

The Keizer Planning Commission meets tonight to talk about Keizer Station. If you want to learn more, or have an opinion:
DATE AND TIME OF HEARING: Planning Commission on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 6:00 PM.

LOCATION OF HEARING: Keizer City Council Chambers, Keizer City Hall, 930 Chemawa Road NE, Keizer.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Anyone desiring to speak for or against the proposal may do so in person, or by representative, at the public hearing or may submit written comments with the Keizer Community Development Department prior to the public hearing.
Here's what it currently looks like:

(Existing Conditions)

Is the area economy really best served by concentrated car storage, the restricted mobility choice it entails, and the kinds of stores it serves? (To be fair, Cherriots is building a transit center nearby, but really...)

3 comments:

Daniel Evans said...

Hey Eric,

Thanks for covering this. I have also covered it on my blog (and I don't mince words about it:-) at: http://wp.me/p1ddh1-b2

Also, Keep Keizer Livable is working to stop this poor development. Here is their web site: http://www.keepkeizerlivable.org/

Salem Breakfast on Bikes said...

Glad you're staying on top of it!

Salem Breakfast on Bikes said...

Very interesting news:

"Come the end of June, Roth’s grocery store in Keizer will close its doors.

Michael Roth, president and CEO of Roth’s Fresh Markets, said the store already was losing money and faced increased competition. A company survey determined the store’s sales would not be sufficient to continue operating “after a Walmart SuperCenter is built in Area C at Keizer Station and Target adds fresh groceries,” Roth said in an email....

In December, the Oregon Court of Appeals let stand an opinion and order issued by the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals. The decision ordered the city to make changes to the Area C Master Plan of Keizer Station."