Minutes- 3/12/12
Thursday, April 19, 2012 11:50 AM

District 10 Land Use Plan Ad Hoc Committee
Monday, March 12, 2012
Street Car Station

Present: Chris Harkness, Bill Sylvester, Art Oglesby, Dick Dian

Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 7:05 p.m.

Minutes of the previous meeting: Tabled

District 10 Land Use Plan:

Housing—Where are the “design guidelines developed by District 10” on page 1 and elsewhere? They apparently do not exist. The city already has design guidelines for approving site plans. Does District 10 want design guidelines? Discussion around mixed-use: Where does it stop to make way for single family homes? How smooth are the transitions between different zones? The Lexington/Larpenteur ad hoc committee made clear that we do not want mixed use (T2) the length of Larpenteur.
Objective 1) we need to do more to help residents. And add a bullet to request City to work with home owners so that properties don’t become a problem and result in forced sales.
Objective 2) talk about more life-style housing. Add bullet about maintaining investment value.

Land Use (Economic Development)—Senior living has been added at Maryland/Dale. We must work to make smooth and appropriate transitions between commercial and mixed-use development and single-family residential. Be sure that new buildings don’t impinge on existing buildings’ access to sunlight and air. Consider underground parking options where appropriate. Maintain existing and increase green spaces and trees.
Other—(Community Development) No horse barns in Como Park. Institutions: Be mindful of the possibility of something happening with Holy Childhood.

Transportation—Tabled. This is where we will start next meeting.

Next meeting: The next District 10 Land Use Plan ad hoc committee meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 9, at the Historic Streetcar Station.

Meeting adjourned: 8:57 p.m.

Future Meetings: The second Monday of each month.

Respectfully submitted by Chris Harkness, committee chair.

These minutes are not official until approved.

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