7:00 pm: Introductions & Approval of September minutes and October Agenda
7:03: Land Use (steve)
- Comp. Plan comments still being taken.
- Marcus apartments update. Nathan and Jim Heuer don’t think there has been much change and doubt that the city will approve.
- The draft Zoning map for the MU Zones project was scheduled to be released Monday, September 28, and will be available on the MapApp.
- We continue to monitor the zoning code changes recommended by the City for additional dwelling units or ADUs.
- Another City project on our radar is the Residential Infill Project. The project will focus on three primary topics: sale of houses, narrow lot development, and alternative housing options.
7:10: BWA update: BWA update: PSU/Better blocks proposal accepted. Additional data will be collected by students. We will try and come up with a plan. Brad Perkins admitted as representative of NNEBA. Differing views as to what will make corridor more dynamic
7:15: Update of Dean and my conversation with Japanese professors.
7:20: Parking permit programs discussion
- Recommendations for Don Woods to make to advisory committee
- Mini-permit program for southern blocks
- Some pushback by Nextdoor members. I have received additional complaints about parking situation.
- Do we want to reiterate our support?
7:40: Bike infrastructure discussion
- Irvington’s proximity to downtown and Lloyd District make bikeways important. We already have one of the highest mode usages.
- Do we want to take an official position on bike expansion on Broadway? i.e. protected lanes vs. widened lanes?
- Do we want to advocate for any other bike improvements in our neighborhood?
- Discussion of pedestrian/bike issues on 7th street.
8:05: Capital improvements discussion - We need to get something going in regard to a capital improvement project. We have a couple of things in the pipeline: fountain; bike amenities on Broadway at 26th. We need to start something else.
8:10 Holiday party discussion - committee formation, food, entertainment
8:20: Grant High renovation - Auditorium scheduled for basically a demolition: cut number of seats in half and shrink the stage. Do we want to send a letter?
8:30: New business