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2019 DSP review

From: domainremoved <Peter>
Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2019 17:15:44 -0700

Dear Council Members,

 I note that you will be discussing a review of the DSP at your meeting on 12 March.

I have two suggestions for your consideration:

1 - The DSP needs a better definition of what might constitute a Public Benefit in order to qualify for a higher FAR.
      In my opinion a Public Benefit is a physical improvement that is accessible to and benefits the general public.
      Paying otherwise required taxes or building underground tenant use only garages, for examples, do not benefit
      the general public. It makes no sense to grant a developer millions of dollars worth of additional development
      rights in exchange for a very small one time cash payment to the city.

2 - The ECR NE - Low Density zone development limits should be revised to completely eliminate the Public Benefit
      bonus since the current Public Benefit bonus FAR is inconsistent with the designation of Low Density. This zone
      is primarily residential and a Public Benefit bonus FAR of 1.25 far exceeds what is appropriate for a residential
      area.

Thank you for your consideration of these suggestions.

Peter Carpenter
       
Received on Mon Mar 11 2019 - 17:11:32 PDT

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