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Wow! What’s up with those enormous public hearing notices?

posted Apr 10, 2013, 3:05 PM by   [ updated Apr 16, 2013, 2:42 PM by Jim Norrena ]

They’re hard to miss. In 2009 our area was rezoned as PDR (Production Distribution Repair) or light industrial. Because of those changes, we are technically no longer a fully allowed use.

In order to continue to develop our campus in the future, including the new lot, we need to create a zoning definition consistent with our use. Our District 10 Supervisor Malia Cohen has sponsored Special Use District (SUD) legislation to make this possible.

The goal of this SUD legislation is to permanently entitle CCA’s five parcels (1111 8th Street, 80 Carolina, the Graduate Center, the back lot, and Kansas Street) to allow the college to fully implement academic facilities –- something that is restricted in the current zoning.

Additionally, the legislation allows us to build student housing, which is currently not allowed.

For the upcoming hearing on April 25, we anticipate little or no opposition to our request, but are planning to have our supporters there in force just to be sure.