|Fairview Addition West promises to look a lot like this|
Edwards Addition, Monmouth
Eric Olsen Development
The only item that jumped out at all to me - and I will be interested to learn if other apparently insignificant details are instead highly significant - in the Staff Report is the desire for Strong Road to be 24 feet instead of 22 feet.
|City wants to amend plan from 22 feet to 24 feet wide|
This is a mistake. But there might not be any way around it, since only the "private" streets and alleys are exempt from the City design standards in the TSP, and Strong Road is identified as a "collector" in the Master Plan and therefore subject to City standards for collector streets.
But since there will be no bike lanes on Strong Road, and some people will prefer to take the lane rather than use the sidepath, a zoomier car environment may be problematic.
Making City standards trump the proposed interior standards here defeats a little of the multi-modality envisioned for the whole. But it would be exaggeration, I think, to say this is a very important detail. (Do you think otherwise? Chime in!)
|From the Public Works Comments in Staff Report|
on Design Speeds for Pringle/Battle Creek
|More Public Works Comments on Strong Road,|
including reminder about sidepath in lieu of bike lanes
Why are we designing curves for 40 MPH with a school immediately nearby??? That's a Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
(But, important to note, that's a City problem, not a developer problem.)
In the end, it looks like we've all got our pom-poms on and want to cheer the project so it finally gets to the point where, along with the other subdivisions, it has the critical mass to become a real neighborhood.
The Planning Commission meets Tuesday, November 4th at 5:30 p.m. in the Salem City Council Chambers.
(For all posts on this part of the Fairview project, see here.)
Update on Boise at the Grant Neighborhood Meeting
|Pringle Square Apartments - via CB|Two|
Even though the Boise project isn't in the Grant Neighborhood, they have an interest in downtown, and on Thursday they'll be getting an update on the project! If you too are interested in the project, here's an opportunity to learn more.
The Neighborhood Association meeting is on Thursday the 6th with a potluck at 6:30 p.m. and the General Meeting at 7pm. It is in the Library of Grant Community School, 725 Market St NE.