Thursday, May 18, 2017
Meeting came to order at 8:03 p.m.
Minutes of the previous meeting and current Treasurer’s report: both accepted, seconded, approved.
Treasurer Nick Brennan reports a balance of $2,020.93. May expenses: $248.11. May income: $20.00
Other attending board members
(Bob Catlin, Karyn Keating-Volke,
Jim Nealis) had no issues to
report. Harry Pitt (Parking) stated
there seems to be a lack of interest among many
Other issues: Next Association
meeting will be at Fishnet. To use Fealey Hall for Association activities will require Board
payment of $125.00 in insurance per year. The Bike share station is now open at
Special guest Terry Schum, City Director of Planning, addressed the meeting:
part of the east side of the
Schum discussed the Route One Sector Plan. In 1995 city leaders conducted the first big
study of Rt. 1, wanting to transform it from a “strip commercial highway” to an
“urban boulevard with pedestrian-friendly nodes.” In 2002, the first “sector plan” was
adopted. Urban design standards were
created, allowing residential and mixed-use developments. The University View high-rise was the first
big development, but it violated the original plan for that area which called
for 4-story office space. But the
In 2010 a new
plan – Central Rt. 1 Corridor Plan – was adopted. It came with tighter
guidelines (no more fast food or gas stations, height and frontage rules,
parking spaces, etc.). The plan tries to
protect nearby neighborhoods, requiring large buildings to ‘step down’ in height
as they get close to single-family homes. Some rules are mandatory, some
Some at the
meeting asked about Chik-Fil-A plans at
Mayor Wojahn discussed “Bike-to-Work” activities, Farmers Markets, yard waste bins, possible food waste composting. City budget allows two extra landscape workers.
Brennan said the bulletin board at
Meeting adjourned at 9:12 p.m.