Normally Public Notices contain a listing detailed enough to convey a sense of what is being reviewed.
|Notice for Court Street at the Capitol Mall
The City this past week published a Notice for Court Street at the Capitol Mall that is pretty darn opaque.
It says only
A Class 3 Site Plan Review for proposed Alternative Street Standards on Court St NE for the Oregon State Capitol Accessibility, Maintenance, and Safety (CAMS III) renovation project, including ADA accessibility, maintenance, and safety improvements for property approximately 11.1 acres in size, zoned PM (Capitol Mall) and PA (Public Amusement), and located at 900 Court Street NE - 97301 (Marion County Assessors Map and Tax Lot Numbers: 073W27AA / 00200 and 00300, and 073W26BB / 04900)....
Failure to raise an issue in writing prior to the close of the Public Comment Period with sufficient specificity to provide the opportunity to respond to the issue, precludes appeal to the Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) on this issue. A similar failure to raise constitutional issues relating to proposed conditions of approval precludes an action for damages in circuit court....
We are interested in receiving pertinent, factual information such as neighborhood association recommendations and comments of affected property owners or residents.
But the Notice makes it very difficult for anyone other than someone intimately involved in the process to figure out what are the changes. It is as if designed to make "sufficient specificity" and "pertinent, factual information" impossible!
There's no list of the changes or what specifically is involved in the Class 3 Site Plan Review. Basically you already have to know what are the proposed changes.
There are only two high-level and very coarse overview maps. Here is the one with color.
|So what are the changes here?
As far as I can tell, there are three, maybe four major changes.