Planning Commission Agenda, 2023-02-23

There are several very interesting developments on the agenda of February 23rds Planning Commission meeting. I'll use the first one to take a tour of three important concepts in Zoning & Planning: the PRD, Density, and Parking Requirement.

628 Coit NE

Update 2023-02-23: Tabled, due to massing and site design. The Planning Commission expressed no opposition to the density of parking.

Full Disclosure: I (the author) own a lot with a single unit on an block adjacent to this proposed development.

Planning Agenda: 2023-02-09

There are three items on the upcoming meeting of the Grand Rapids Planning Commission.

644 Chestnut St SW


Rezoning of an abandoned railroad right of way from SD-IT (Industrial) to TN-TCC. The property is currently owned by 655 Godfrey Land LLC. The adjacent warehouse, the east of the old railroad, was rezoned from SD-IT to TN-TCC in 2018. The expectation is the property will be incorporated into the redevelopment of the warehouse.

The parcel is immediately to the west of the Oxford Trail bike path.

The Strategic Plan Is Here

The city's new Strategic Plan is now available (link) is now available; hot of the e-presses. This document is meant to intentionally connect the goals of the Master Plan, and the various subsidiary plans, with the annual operations such as budgeting.


Mobility Discussion @ Feb 26th Strategic Planning Session

The discussion of Mobility at the February 26th Strategic Planning Session begins at ~2:49:49. The purpose of the Strategic Plan is to link in a list of three to five year priorities the city's day to day operations and annual budget to the long range Master Plan(s). We still have to see how, or if, this works about but a focus on the materialization of long term planning goals is an admirable goal.

Some interesting points:

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