TERRACE — On Monday, September 16, the City Council held a public
hearing on the Planning Commission’s recommendation for the Town Center Subarea
Plan, 2018 Comprehensive Plan Amendments, and Development Regulations. Seven
people testified in person and others submitted written testimony.
was received from residents regarding Council’s September 12 discussion to
change the recommended zoning on two areas proposed for TC-1 (6-12 stories) to
TC-2 (4-8 stories). Some residents who live in those zones said their neighbors
wanted the zoning to remain at TC-1 and other property owners testified that
the City Council should respect the proposal that was fully vetted by the
community over a nearly two-year process.
Town Center process has included eight meetings before the City Council on the
proposed updated plan and public input was encouraged. The public process
began in April of 2018 with the Economic Vitality and Town Center Task Force
hosting fourteen public meetings (includes two open houses and economic
opportunities panel discussion) and Planning Commission hosting twelve meetings
(includes one public hearing prior to City Council review and discussion).
public testimony, the public hearing was closed and the City Council held a
discussion and debated the pros and cons of making any changes. Ultimately, the
City Council provided direction to prepare the documents with the original
designations of TC-1 as recommended by the Task Force and Planning
September is a five-Monday month so there is no regular meeting scheduled next week. Therefore, approval of the Town Center Subarea Plan and related documents is scheduled for a special meeting on Thursday, September 26 at 7:00 p.m. at the Interim City Council Chambers, 6100 219th Street SW, Suite 220. Visit www.cityofmlt.com/469 for City Council meeting agendas, materials, and audio.