February 2, 2010

4:30 P.M.


Council Chamber

First Floor, City Hall

117 West Duval Street


Attendance:  Committee Chair Ray Holt; Committee Members Warren Jones, Daniel Davis (arrived 4:40 p.m.), Johnny Gaffney, and Don Redman; Dylan Reingold, Office of General Counsel; John Crofts and Kristen Reed, Department of Planning and Development; Merriane Lahmeur, Jessica Stephens, Steve Cassada, and Rick Campbell, Office of City Council


The Committee Chair, Ray Holt, called the meeting to order at 4:36 p.m. for informational purposes and discussion relative to pending Ordinance 2010-37 (ORD Approving Proposed 2009E Series Semi-Annual Text Amends to Future Land Use Element, Infrastructure Element, and Capital Improvements Element of 2010 Comp Plan (Pending 2030 Comp Plan) re: Evaluation and Appraisal Report Recommendations and 2030 Mobility Plan).


Kristen Reed, City Planner Manager in the Department of Planning and Development, gave an overview of the legislation, which implements certain remaining Evaluation and Appraisal Report recommendations.  She informed the committee that this is the transmittal round, and it will come back in June for the adoption round.  She explained that this will lay the foundation for the mobility planning strategies and noted that there had been much community outreach.


Questions and comments were entertained.  In response to a request from the Chair, Ms. Reed clarified interpretation of an informational chart.  Replying to an inquiry from C/M Jones, she stated that no map changes are included and that there are no substantial changes to land use, although there are some density changes and more mixed use is encouraged.  She indicated that the categories remain the same and that revisions are transit oriented.


C/M Davis expressed concern with minimum unit provisions.  Ms. Reed indicated that these can be discussed, and that the intent is to encourage core development and transit use.  C/M Gaffney requested an executive summary of the major changes, especially as concerns each individual district, and Ms. Reed agreed to provide this by February 17, 2010.  C/M Davis stated that the changes seem to create more flexibility for the Planning and Development Department, and that this is the right thing to do.


Being no further questions or comments at this time, the Chair advised that later questions or concerns should be directed to Ms. Reed or Mr. Bill Killingsworth, Director of Planning and Development.


The meeting was adjourned at 4:52 p.m.


Rick Campbell, Research Assistant

(904) 630-1679


Posted 02.03.10

2:00 p.m.