Grants Pass Public Workshop: Neighborhood Center Concept Plans

The City of Grants Pass is holding a public workshop as part of its UGB planning effort. This is an opportunity to contribute to the development of a sustainable, people-friendly form of commercial development in the future of Grants Pass.

When: Thursday, February 9, at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Redwood Elementary School Cafeteria
3163 Leonard Road

 

Text from the City's invitation is below:

What is the Workshop?
The workshop is a chance for you to review and provide input on the neighborhood centers concept plans, developed from the goals and guidelines developed in the last round of public involvement. The workshop will start with a PowerPoint presentation to:

  • Review the Project Purpose
  • Review the Goals and Guiding Principles Identified in Public Workshop #1
  • Review Neighborhood Center Concept Plans and Recommended Street Connections

The presentation will be followed by a group exercise. Help identify your preference for land use elements and street connections associated with the Neighborhood Center concepts, and offer suggestions for modifications or improvements.

What is a Neighborhood Center?
A neighborhood center is a hub of small‐scale retail and commercial uses that offer day‐today goods and services used by its surrounding residents. The hub is supported by residents within a convenient five‐minute walk (1/4 mile), a five‐minute bike ride (1‐mile), and a short auto trip.

The success of the hub and surroundings is determined by the location and arrangement of homes and businesses and the design of the streets. Help us plan for safe, walkable neighborhoods within five minutes of local neighborhood shops and businesses.

Why Now?
The Neighborhood Centers project is part of Grants Pass' Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) planning effort and won’t happen overnight. It takes time to go through a process with substantial public involvement and to put together plans that balance many individual and community‐wide issues.

Your comments, suggestions, and preference for the draft Neighborhood Center Plan elements and street connections will be the basis for further refinement of the concepts.

For more information on the Grants Pass Urban Growth Boundary planning effort, visit the City of Grants Pass website, or contact Greg Holmes at greg@friends.org or (541) 474-1155.

Event Date: 
Thu, 02/09/2012 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm