As you may be aware, the Planning Board has discussed the idea of density transfers as a tool to allow limited service hotel development within the Midtown District. Recently, the City Council directed consideration of the issue based on a small geographic area. The use of transferred density may make development of such facilities economically feasible.
Many groups and individuals have expressed an interest in the topic, and certainly a desire to share their views. We invite you to forward this reminder to your members. The topic will be considered at the next Planning Board meeting, March 4, 2011, at 9:00 AM. The Planning Board meets in the Community Room at 51 Bald Eagle Dr. We anticipate that this item will be the first business item on the agenda.
If created, the program would require Code amendments and would require further public hearings. This proposal is in its early fact finding stages, and this is an opportunity for all to learn from each other.
Kris Van Lengen