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Astoria Riverfront Vision Plan Urban Core Area - Town Hall Meeting

Mon, Aug 27, 2018

Please join us for a Town Hall meeting to discuss potential changes to Astoria’s Development Code, zoning maps, and Comprehensive Plan policies aimed at implementing recommendations in the Astoria Riverfront Vision Plan. The meeting will focus on the “Urban Core” area located between 2nd Street and 8th Street, from the pierhead line to Marine Drive, and to Commercial Street between 8th and 16th Streets.

Thursday, September 13, 2018 
6:30 – 8:00 PM 
Columbia Hall, Room 219 
Clatsop Community College 
1651 Lexington Ave, Astoria OR

The Town Hall meeting will focus on recommendations for the "Urban Core" area located between 2nd Street and 8th Street, from the pierhead line to Marine Drive, and to Commercial Street between 8th and 16th Streets. Community members are encouraged to attend the Town Hall meeting for a presentation on the Vision Plan implementation for this area. City staff and consultants will make brief presentations at 6:45 pm, followed by questions, answers, and comments. Public comment will be received.

The Riverfront Vision Plan, adopted in 2009, includes a variety of recommendations related to land use and development, transportation improvements, and parks and open space facilities along the Columbia riverfront. The Plan identifies four different sub-areas along the riverfront and identifies both customized policies for each area and general recommendations for the entire riverfront.

The City adopted implementing Comprehensive Plan policies and Zoning Ordinance provisions for the Civic Greenway, Bridge Vista, and Neighborhood Greenway Plan Areas between 2014 to 2015. The City is now focusing on the remaining plan area-the Urban Core. The intent of the current planning effort is to implement policies and recommendations identified in the Vision Plan with updated Development Code text, Comprehensive Plan language, and map amendments. Development Code updates may address requirements associated with types of land uses allowed in different areas, building heights, building siting and design, landscaping, and requirements for access to the river, as well as retaining views of the river and surrounding areas.

For more information about the project, please contact Brett Estes, Astoria City Manager, at (503) 338-5183 or bestes@astoria.or.us, or Rosemary Johnson, Project Manager, at rosemaryjcurt@gmail.com. Written comments may be sent to: City of Astoria Community Development Department, 1095 Duane Street, Astoria OR 97103.


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