Pearl District plan meeting set for Monday
BY KEVIN CANFIELD World Staff Writer
Sunday, February 10, 2013
2/10/13 at 4:49 AM
The last of three public meetings on the latest proposal to expand the use of the form-based code within the Pearl District will be held Monday.
The meeting is at 6 p.m. in the conference room of Family & Children's Services, 650 S. Peoria Ave.
The Planning Commission rejected in September a proposal to expand use of the code to the entire district.
Since then, commission members have worked with Planning Commission personnel and the city to come up with a proposal that would cover a smaller portion of the district.
The latest proposal calls for the district to run east-west along the Sixth Street corridor from Peoria Avenue to Utica Avenue and north-south from the corner of Sixth and Peoria north to Interstate 244.
The latest proposal also includes properties north and east of the area in which the form-based code now applies.
Unlike the traditional, use-based zoning code, which separates properties by use type, the form-based code focuses on a property's form and placement on a lot.
The intent is to help create more pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods.
Original Print Headline: Last Pearl District plan meeting is set for Monday