Sunday, March 13, 2011

Master Plan Mar 10

This meeting continued on with the Central Retail District (CRD) Plan.  Observers using the newer web version have difficulty following the the discussion where the old page numbering and chapters are being refereed to.

The new Commercial Zoning regulations were discussed, these have not been passed by the voters yet.

The CRD Infrastructure issues were discussed including

  • Bainbridge Rd Straightening
  • Connector Rd (suggestion to be put behind Sears/Marcs
  • Other Connector Rd (behind Bob Evans)
  • Bainbridge Rd widening to 3 lanes west of SOM
  • Requirement that new development have banked cross access, so multiple properties can be accessed with one curb cut
  • Solon Rd widening to 6 lanes
  • Underground Utilities are less unslightly but more expensive, a rather high figure of $1M/quarter mile was used.
The issues of 422 access were discussed.  Solon didn't want Big Box retail, so now its in Bainbridge and we get the traffic.  Could another exit be added to 422 half way between SOM and 306?

Discussions on removing the N&S bridge or converting it to a pedestrian walkway were made, a practical suggestion was to "re-purpose" rather than "remove".

The issue was raised that when the economy bounces back we should be ready for it by concentrating on the CRD, Rob concurred saying that he had planned on covering just the CRD and Ind Core "this time", next time is in six years.

Again the new street signs were discussed.

A Community Attitudes Survey was also discussed.

Next meeting is in 2 weeks, topic will be the Industrial Core, the controversial change of residential to new industrial is likely to be discussed.

Issues observed but not discussed at the meeting include:

  • It is unclear how observers can have input to this process
  • As plan is discussed there are dated items that are not being noted
  • N&S was discussed as a future pedestrian walkway, no mention was made of the much more practical W&LE RR
  • If only the CRD and Ind Core are topics for this time how will we catch up with the 11 missing chapters and 4 documents parts?
  • Minutes are taking about a month to be published
Minutes are here.

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