Rezone Albany: Central Ave

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The Rezone Albany project has another neighborhood-specific series of events lined up for next week: This time around Central Ave will be the focus. Blurbage:

The Central Avenue / Manning Square District Design Workshop is a three-day visioning, zoning, and form-based coding discussion that will inform the City's ReZone Albany initiative. This workshop will focus on the Central Avenue corridor, gathering input from members of the public in order to arrive at a collaborative solution.

The events will be at the The Linda (Central and Quail). Schedule:

+ Monday, August 10: hands-on design workshop for the public (6-8 pm)

+ Tuesday, August 11: open design studios for members of the public to drop in (11 am-noon, 11:30 pm-3 pm, 4-5 pm)

+ Wednesday, August 12: work in-progress presentation for the public (6-8 pm)

This focus on Central Ave follows a similar intensive look at the Warehouse District earlier this summer. Those events were interesting -- the consultants working the citywide rezoning effort explained some of the considerations that go into zoning, and looked at how rezoning could affect possibilities for the neighborhood.

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Albany doesn't do, they appoint committees, sub committees, meetings with neiborhood groups, special interest groups, then have input time for those who can't attend the groups or meetings, then there is the city council hearings ane committee meetings. It seems these are all delay tactics. I've am a very long time resident and have seen this as a subtitude for real action and getting things done. Sometimes the people we elect need to just lead.

The first major rezoning of a city in, what? 50 years?, is no small feat. I'm glad they're building in time for all this community review and study.

Even better, I can actually make it to this one!

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