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Residents hear updated plans for 2085 Pine

2085 pineApproximately 20 residents attend a public meeting April 29 to provide feedback on a revised proposal for 2085 Pine Street. The following key issues were discussed:

Heritage Home – the addition made to the existing home after 1974 will be removed, shed removed, kitchen will stay

Parking – 24 parking spaces proposed, visitor parking is required and needs to be preserved and signed as such

Building – 5 floors total, 15 units which includes one unit on the 5th floor

As proposed, the plan would require a rezoning. A comparison between existing zoning and the proposed development is below:

2085 Pine Zoning Comparison

There was positive feedback from residents about the modifications, the overall design and the preservation of the heritage building. The builder has not yet submitted a formal application to the city, preferring to meet instead with residents in advance. This is the third public meeting on this project, having gone through several revisions as a result of resident input.

My Take:

The developer has made some improvements to the project after hearing from residents. I thank them for meeting with the community in advance of submitting an application and modifying the project based on input. I still have some questions about the massing and density, as well as the garage which will partially emerge above grade. I will be looking to staff’s review to address these issues  once a formal application is filed.

Your Take:

What are your thoughts about this project? Leave a comment below.

I was inspired to seek public office because I believe, like so many of you, “I can do something about that” on the issues we face. As councilor, my role is to take a stand on what’s best for residents and go to bat for it. Pushback is inevitable from those who don’t have the community’s interests at heart. I will stand with you and for you, to achieve the best interests of our city, without caving to unacceptable compromise in the name of consensus.

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