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Recap of January 4th ARRA Meeting
Fairly low attendance by the community marked the January 4th ARRA meeting. The City and the Navy are still working out the terms of the conveyance. The current timeline estimate is that the first phase of development will be ready for implementation in late 2007 at the earliest. To date, the City has spent approximately 82% of budget for this transfer process. $12 - $13 million dollars in bonds have been issued to pay for the conveyance and City’s part in the development.
Once the conveyance is completed, the Master Developer (APCP) has to decide on proceeding. If APCP elects to proceed, approximately 18 months will be spent to refine the PDC and EIR, both involving community comment. Phase I is expected to be developed from 2007 – 2011; Phase II from 2012 – 2017; and Phase III from 2018 – 2023. The DDA (Development and Disposition Agreement) will be executed in early 2007. Approximately two-thirds of the homes will be built during Phase I.
In a sad note, Project Manager
February 1st ARRA Meeting
It is important that as many of us as possible attend the February 1st ARRA meeting. At this meeting the final PDC, which reflects comments from both the July and October presentations, will be considered and accepted. It is important for concerned citizens to attend and continue to advocate for a full review of a Measure A alternative. From an economic perspective, the alternative could help the City more effectively meet its financial goals. Recent housing trends indicate an uptrend of desirability and resale value of condos and townhomes. The Measure A alternative would permit development of various types of housing and help the City revenue if the sale of large single family development market slows.
Myths and Facts of Higher Density Development (answers below)
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Myth or Fact Answers
Source: Higher-Density Development: Myth and Fact. Published by the Urban Land Institute
HOMES Steering Committee:
Helen Sause, Co-Chair – 510-521-3940; firstname.lastname@example.org
Doug Linney, Strategic Advisor