- Construction Deferral Agreement "Activations" on Skyline Road Instead of requiring road widening at the time of construction permits, the City obtained agreements that the developments would pay for the widening when the whole road was done. With the road bond project starting, it is time to collect the fees for the these construction deferral agreements.
- Ex-Parte Contact problems! The road plan for the Bella Cresta subdivision out on the extension of Mildred Lane and Skyline was not yet finalized when a City Councilor - discreetly left unnamed in the staff report - talked about it to the neighborhood association prematurely. The Councilor was busted and so the hearing needs to be reopened.
- The annual Planning Commission report is pretty empty.
- And there's the first reading of the new ordinance to "provide City Council the authority to initiate review of Major Historic Design Review decisions for new construction." Council will schedule a hearing and there will be more to say then.
|To get urban 3-lane standard:|
Skyline Road. between Liberty and Kuebler,
to get sidewalks, bike lanes, and center turn pocket.
More on the Civic Center after the jump...
In a note over at Salem Community Vision, and again at Hinessight, folks seem to be arguing that Peace Plaza be left untouched in any Civic Center seismic retrofit and new construction.
|Really, is this that great?|
Seems to me this supports the argument for moving Peace Plaza and reconfiguring the square into a form that is more vibrant and lively!
None of the advocates have made the argument for preserving Peace Plaza unchanged, and instead everyone seems content to accept it as an article of faith.
Maybe this misunderstands the sentiment - there hasn't been a forthright statement of what folks want or thing should be done - but if you upgrade City Hall and the Library, why wouldn't you also make the interstitial space also work?