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Re: [ParkForestPlus] 2019 DSP review

From: domainremoved <Frederick>
Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2019 18:06:32 -0700

Peter:

Excellent and very much to the point.

Best,
Fred

Sent from my iPad

> On Mar 11, 2019, at 5:15 PM, Peter Carpenter via Groups.Io <peterfcarpenter=me.com_at_(domainremoved)
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> 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:
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> 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
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Received on Mon Mar 11 2019 - 18:02:22 PDT

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