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LAFCo Agenda: Incorporation Public Hearings

Original post made by Hal Bailey, CDSI, another community, on Apr 22, 2008

Dear neighbors,

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Posted by Susan West
a resident of another community
on Apr 24, 2008 at 7:34 am

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Dear neighbors,

Neighbors and Alamo business district representatives are seeking commentary on a potential special district for an expanded, renovated and enhanced business district that provides significant commercial, retail, institutional and high-density residential within the district.

What are your thoughts on such expansion?

Susan West
North Iron Horse neighborhoods

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Posted by Jeff Stanton
a resident of Alamo
on Apr 24, 2008 at 9:19 am

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Dear Susan and neighbors,

I am confused. Is a special district being proposed for Alamo or just the business district? Is the special district to replace any consideration of incorporation or will it isolate the business district within such a city? And how does such a special district impact the financial studies being pursued by LAFCo for Alamo?

More importantly, why would Alamo or its business district want a special district designation? Does it achieve anything?

Can anyone post an explanation for all to read?

Jeff, downtown Alamo,

RESPONSE from Susan West:

A special district would allow the Alamo business district to set different densities and height limits in the district and achieve maximum retail, commercial, technical, institutional and high density residential usage of district lands. By establishing a 54 feet height limit and full land coverage for a MALL structure, 3-5 stories of retail, commercial, hospitality, parking and residential usage could be provided as a regional shopping, entertainment and employment destination.