Wednesday, August 16, 2006

School Ave Proposal Workshop Thursday

Thursday evening, Aug 17, at 5:30 PM there will be a "Neighborhood Workshop" at Payne Park Auditorium where Ron Burks is scheduled to present his latest proposal for the School Ave property.

One e-mail message that I received concerning this meeting said:

It's a required "neighborhood meeting," apparently under the new rules for plans-which-change. Unfortunately for him he didn't file any of the necessary paperwork to make it happen officially. And he's lobbying like crazy-crazy-crazy to get the commission to approve it. "Break the rules," is his message. "You have the power to make it happen."

As noted previously, the city staff has recommended that this proposal be denied because of not meeting required filing dates. The neighborhood meeting will likely be tense, as this proposal has ignited strong opposition concerning both compatibility and the highly questionable process used by the developer in introducing major changes only two hours before the commission hearing held to review the application.

This should be an interesting meeting.

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