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Name not shown inside City Limits October 18, 2017, 9:52 PM

This review and update of the zoning codes related to HOH developments is long overdue. I urge the City to select a consultant with a proven track record of translating public sentiment into clear, concrete, and aggressive recommendations for limiting HOH development in Flagstaff. There is unambiguous public opposition to future HOH developments in our town and it is long past time that this opposition is reflected in zoning regulations that actually have some teeth. I expect the consultant to be clear about the legal risks associated with any particular course of action, however I do not want a Chicken Little-like fear of lawsuits to discourage the consultant from examining the boldest and most effective recommendations. We are at a critical moment in deciding how Flagstaff will look and what it will be like to live in for the next 30 years: Do we want to maintain the unique character of our mountain town? Or let the developers transform it into Anywhere, USA? It's time to do the difficult work of making our vision for our community a reality.

Nicholas Sexton outside City Limits October 18, 2017, 9:51 PM

Just make sure that all residents have a chance to speak about the issue and have all changes presented in plain english. This document is clearly stated in the jargon, but it is difficult to read without an understanding of the jargon.

Matt Caskey inside City Limits October 18, 2017, 9:38 PM

Do you think this proposal would be a good way to address compatibility for "large" HOH development ?
Yes. It's a good idea.


Which of the activity centers shown in red do you believe are acceptable locations for HOH?



Given that the new policies would discourage HOH in the brown hatched areas on the map above, which of the following activity centers do you believe should be "Historic" or "Old Town" Activity Centers
U1 - Downtown, U8 - Five Points, S7 - Route 66 and Milton Road, U2 - Lone Tree and Butler (Sawmill)


What do you think of a proposal to move the center of this activity center rather than marking it as a "Historic" or "Old Town" location?
I could support this idea with some modifications.


Do you have any other comments about activity centers that you would like to share with the team?
Regarding the modification of U8, the center should be moved as indicated, but the radius should also be decreased.

Name not shown inside City Limits October 18, 2017, 9:07 PM

NAU should provide housing for all students on campus.
All students, on campus.
This will allow students to walk or take short shuttles and greatly alleviate traffic gridlock and unacceptable impact on Flagstaff neighborhoods.

Name not shown inside City Limits October 18, 2017, 7:58 PM

Do you think this proposal would be a good way to address compatibility for "large" HOH development ?
I like the idea but have reservations or need more details.


Tell use more about why you like this idea or do not.
I would like public input to actually have an impact on the decision to allow or bar the development.


Which of the activity centers shown in red do you believe are acceptable locations for HOH?



What else would you like the City to know about these activity centers or other activity centers that we have not mentioned?
Will these activity centers be required to have parking for all their tenants? Will the stores and restaurants focus on chains or on unique, interesting local businesses? Will they be required to put in the infrastructure necessary to support all the tenants or will that come out of tax dollars?


Given that the new policies would discourage HOH in the brown hatched areas on the map above, which of the following activity centers do you believe should be "Historic" or "Old Town" Activity Centers
U1 - Downtown, U8 - Five Points, S7 - Route 66 and Milton Road, U2 - Lone Tree and Butler (Sawmill)


How should "Historic" or "Old Town" activity centers be different than other locations in town?
They need to maintain the unique character that makes Flagstaff special and not look and feel like a suburb. They should emphasize local, unique businesses (not chains).


What do you think of a proposal to move the center of this activity center rather than marking it as a "Historic" or "Old Town" location?
I could support this idea with some modifications.


Do you have any other comments about activity centers that you would like to share with the team?
Why circles? Zoning could be done on a more specific shape, based on roads.

Name not shown outside City Limits October 18, 2017, 12:34 PM

Do you think this proposal would be a good way to address compatibility for "large" HOH development ?
Yes. It's a good idea.


Tell use more about why you like this idea or do not.
But only if public input will be taken seriously and isn't just a show.


Which of the activity centers shown in red do you believe are acceptable locations for HOH?



What else would you like the City to know about these activity centers or other activity centers that we have not mentioned?
Sawmill is ok but stay away from Southside and downtown south of tracks.

I would remove the Downtown area from HOH development and instead turn the black circle up by the hospital red. Lots of employees in that area makes it a good place for HOH


Given that the new policies would discourage HOH in the brown hatched areas on the map above, which of the following activity centers do you believe should be "Historic" or "Old Town" Activity Centers
U1 - Downtown, U8 - Five Points


What do you think of a proposal to move the center of this activity center rather than marking it as a "Historic" or "Old Town" location?
I support this idea.


Do you have any other comments about activity centers that you would like to share with the team?
But why is the circle touching the historic area at all?

Janice Sgambelluri inside City Limits October 18, 2017, 11:47 AM

I welcome any opportunity to bring City Planners and the community together on this issue. I believe any further HOH in the areas South of Rte 66 and around NAU is in appropriate. There is already too much traffic congestion on Milton. I'm not sure if the HOH planned for the current DMV location will be a problem or not. It depends on the timing of road and congestion improvements.

danna alvey inside City Limits October 18, 2017, 10:34 AM

My family moved to Flagstaff in 1995 and in the last 3 years traffic has been the worst we have ever experienced. There are severe gridlocks at old route 66 and Milton and Beaver and Milton. Cars constantly block intersections here and no one is able to move at peak hours in the late afternoon and early evening. Going from the hospital to our home in University heights or anywhere through town west to east or visa versa during peak hours is very frustrating. I am not sure what the solution will be but we need to have an alternate route around the aforementioned trouble spots. Thank you for reading this.

Name not shown inside City Limits October 18, 2017, 7:34 AM

Do you think this proposal would be a good way to address compatibility for "large" HOH development ?
I like the idea but have reservations or need more details.


Tell use more about why you like this idea or do not.
We all know that "HOH" is code for "Student Housing". These developments are a burden to the full-time residents of Flagstaff. Increased traffic, noise, and litter are just a few of my biggest concerns with student housing. I am opposed to any further student housing projects within the city limits. If an HOH project would genuinely address the issue of affordable housing for residents, I would be more supportive of the development.


Which of the activity centers shown in red do you believe are acceptable locations for HOH?



What else would you like the City to know about these activity centers or other activity centers that we have not mentioned?
What will be the impact on the current infrastructure?
What will be the percentage of student housing?
Will there be affordable options for Flagstaff residents?
The project must provide adequate parking for it's tenants.



Given that the new policies would discourage HOH in the brown hatched areas on the map above, which of the following activity centers do you believe should be "Historic" or "Old Town" Activity Centers
U1 - Downtown, U8 - Five Points, S7 - Route 66 and Milton Road, U2 - Lone Tree and Butler (Sawmill)


How should "Historic" or "Old Town" activity centers be different than other locations in town?
No Student Housing allowed. Height restrictions on new construction - no higher than Monte Vista.


What do you think of a proposal to move the center of this activity center rather than marking it as a "Historic" or "Old Town" location?
I don't know or am uncertain.


Do you have any other comments about activity centers that you would like to share with the team?
I am concerned about the increased traffic that added development to the area will have. I have lived south of town, off of Lone Tree for 15 years. Within the last three years, traffic has along Lone Tree and Butler Avenue have increased tremendously.

Jeffrey Kennington inside City Limits October 17, 2017, 8:03 PM

Do you think this proposal would be a good way to address compatibility for "large" HOH development ?
Yes. It's a good idea.


Which of the activity centers shown in red do you believe are acceptable locations for HOH?



Given that the new policies would discourage HOH in the brown hatched areas on the map above, which of the following activity centers do you believe should be "Historic" or "Old Town" Activity Centers
U1 - Downtown


What do you think of a proposal to move the center of this activity center rather than marking it as a "Historic" or "Old Town" location?
I don't know or am uncertain.