The mega-Remap rezoning public hearing for 34,000 non-residential parcels across the city will be held on July 7th at 7pm.
1. FUND AFFORDABLE HOUSING – Downtown draft remap involves granting $100M+ in land value entitlements without any corresponding community benefits, including dedicated funding for affordable housing. That must change!
2. CHOOSE A DIRECTION BEFORE TAKING STEPS – The Downtown Remap is being undertaken BEFORE the draft Downtown Vision Plan is adopted. This is totally backward! The downtown vision plan must be adopted before allocating land value entitlements (see #1). Vision first, implementation actions second!
3. PROTECT HISTORIC NEIGHBORHOODS – The downtown Remap proposes to grant high intensity uses across older historic African-American neighborhood blocks near downtown. If approved, bars, nightclubs, taverns and lounges could set up shop and serve alcohol until 2am without any public review or input. This is the ultimate disrespect for these neighborhood blocks.