A 20-unit project on Portland Road and a 111 unit project on Wiltsey Road seemed fairly ordinary, and I did not look at them closely. We need housing, and these are chunks of housing. (Maybe you will know more about them and discern reasons they are not ordinary.)
|Typical three-story walkup proposed for Fairview|
There were many adjustments and exceptions requested, and the Staff report is 200+ pages.
At this point, though, it does not seem worthwhile to dive in to detail.
|Summary of changes|
The summary says the revised plan has
an increase of 80 apartments, a decrease of 65 residential condo/townhouses, a decrease of 3,000 square feet of office, and a decrease of 3,000 square feet of retail.This current proposal in a large portion of the former "village center" and mixed-use area will instead be a car-oriented cookie-cutter apartment complex. That's a little disappointing, of course.
The "open space" plan shows parking lot, lawns, and building footprint.
|Garbage at Strong and Reed Roads|
Update, January 5th, 2019
The Hearing was continued to January 8th. One reason is that the Staff Report was not published in a timely fashion, and the City was bound to extend the comment period if requested, and some did request this.
The supplemental Staff Report suggests that Pringle Creek Community will have additional comments, though they have not been published yet.
Over at Hinessight, they have an overview of comments and link to the letter from the Heritage School (which also has not yet been published by the City).
|Heritage School: Incompatible with Fairview Master Plan|
At the same time, the Morningside Neighborhood Association look at it and concluded "looks great to me!"
|We have different notions of "comfortable access"|
In any case, there may be more to say as more comment is published, and it seems likely now the matter will be appealed to or get called up by City Council.
(Also, and this isn't really relevant here, so it's a parenthesis, in the materials is reference to a March 2018 refinement plan for the Fairview Addition that has not been made public.
|"Fairview Woods Addendum" or in another place|
"Fairview Woods Refinement Plan"