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Greenwood Council to discuss rezone

July 17th, 2009 · Comments

The Greenwood Community Council will discuss the possibility of rezoning the Greenwood Town Center area (Fred Meyer, Greenwood Market, Bartell Drugs, Blockbuster and Top Ten Toys) at its next meeting on Tuesday. The meeting is from 7-9 p.m. at the Greenwood Library. The public is invited, especially those who live within and adjacent to the proposed rezone area.

This month’s agenda includes a presentation of the Greater Greenwood Design & Development Advocacy Group (GGDDAG) rezone proposal in the Greenwood Town Center. We will have a presentation & discussion about the rezone only. An overview of rezone will be presented but the focus will be on single family housing within and immediately adjacent to the proposed rezone. This is identified as the “first path” below. Though there is some overlap, we will not be discussing amendments or taking comments on the current development proposal. Following the presentation the Council will call for a vote whether to support the rezone.

GGDDAG wants the city to rezone the area from Commercial to Neighborhood Commercial, which is more in keeping with Greenwood-Phinney’s designation as an Urban Village. While Fred Meyer currently has a proposed development that would essentially use the elements of Neighborhood Commercial zoning, GGDDAG wants the proper zoning in place just in case.

Click here for detailed information on the rezone proposal, and here for the council’s recommendations for modifications to Fred Meyer’s proposal.

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