Thursday, July 19, 2007

A3: "D-H council approves commercial rezoning at Young's Farm"

I suspect Doug Cook is happy to file this report in hopes that the Monogram story is finally over and he can get on to something more interesting. Some analysis on how the plan has changed since it entered the approval process would be nice, but Doug seems to be touching all the bases with his quotes.

It would have been amazing if the council had approved anything other than standard California commercial development for that corner. The only questions were whether the town would let them leach wet waste into what's left of the river and whether people would be able to use the riverbank as a park. Maybe a last installment to sum up?


leftturnclyde said...

I think the interesting thing is how the discussion ended when the developer got miffed over how long it was taking to get the zoneing they were in the drivers seat all along

Anonymous said...

You had to be there all these months. Some of the council really did their work and showed what a shoddy job Monogram has done, why they will probably sell the land once the new zoning is in place and how the developer was promising one thing but the zoning allows for something completely different. In the end, it passed and vague reasons were given. The mayor failed for months to control the room full of real estate agents, construction people and businessmen who booed and heckled any opposition to Monogram. I guess the belligerence of the supporters finally wore down the council.

Steven Ayres said...

That's exactly the sort of detail that should have appeared prominently in the coverage. Thanks!