Slabtown Minutes – 8/9/10
Slabtown Plan Committee
August 9, 2010
5:30 to 7:00 pm
Northrup Building, 2282 NW Northrup Ave.
Committee Members Attending: Ron Walters (co-chair), Don Genasci (co-chair), Wayne Clark (Legacy/Good Sam), Dan Volkmer, Bill Welch
Committee Members Not Attending: Greg Aldrich, Peggy Anderson, Craig Boretz, John Bradley, Brian Bramlett, Mary Czarnecki, Patricia Gardner, Dan O’Brien, Steve Pinger
Guests Attending: Fran Goldstein
The meeting was called to order at 5:35 pm. The sole agenda item for the meeting was to review progress on the Slabtown Urban Design Concept. After a brief introduction by Ron, Don walked the group through the urban design concepts and drawings, drawing attention to changes since Slabtown Workshop #5 and the previous Committee meeting. Because attendance was very low, the group focused on ideas and concerns expressed by Wayne Clark of Legacy/Good Sam.
Wayne provided input on the Good Sam masterplan boundaries and allowances. In particular, the Slabtown urban design map showed proposed building heights that were less than those allowed in the Good Sam masterplan. The group agreed that the Slabtown Urban Design Concept was not trying to restrict heights allowed by the Good Sam masterplan and agreed that the concept map should be changed to reflect allowed heights.
A second inconsistency with the Good Sam masterplan noted: a large public square shown on Good Sam property between NW Overton and Pettygrove and NW 21st and 22nd. Committee co-chairs acknowledged the inconsistency as an aspirational community desire for the neighborhood. The location is flexible but the co-chairs believed that the location made a lot of sense as drawn. The group acknowledged the fact that Good Sam currently owns the property, it is in within the masterplan area, and has no plans to sell the property or commit to development as shown. Wayne said he could not support public square in the location drawn but agreed to move on, acknowledging that he had a single vote.
The group briefly discussed progress on documenting historical buildings and the treatment of the rotary at 23rd and Vaughn. The group agreed that it would make sense to present the Slabtown Urban Design Concept to the Planning Committee at an upcoming meeting ASAP.
The meeting adjourned early at 6:35 pm.