|Current proposed site plan - Staff Report|
SENSA barely endorsed it by a deeply mixed 5-4 vote, and the Staff Report recommends denial, saying it hasn't sufficient addressed concerns formalized in Council's last decision on the second iteration.
- Compatibility with surrounding uses
- Walking safety and comfort
- A lack of schools and parks here
- Neighborhood traffic concerns on Oxford
- Industrial-grade noise from the Airport and City Shops
|Old site plan from the first iteration - not much different|
But also - if the site really needs a new vision, what should that be? In absolute terms it's not very good, either.
|It's a Stroad. Bike salmon are a symptom of its dangerous design|
|The lots here are zoned "industrial commercial"|
And more crucially, how do we get projects today that transition for the future on Mission Street, and shift from the prevailing car-dependent, strip-mall, stroad model to something more walkable, urbane, and human? A set of car-oriented, cookie-cutter apartment blocks
just digs in on the prevailing messed-uped-ness of it all.
This is a tough one and I see no obvious answers. Do you?
(See previous notes on the project here.)