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_____________________________________________________________________The City Commission’s public hearing regarding the proposed zoning text amendments is on March 27, 2018. For info and maps of the impact on each neighborhood go to: http://westgrand.org/updates/2018/2/7/proposed-zoning-ordinance-changes
The City has posted a “Data Compendium for Informed Housing Policy” document online that contains data points on 10 topics relating to the Housing NOW! recommendations.
The Planning Commission approved and expanded the zoning code text changes that you received via e-alert in the past 2 weeks. The Heritage Hill Association and most every neighborhood in Grand Rapids opposed the recommendations. There were public presentations, 49 letters of opposition and 3 letters of support presented to the Planning Commission. (Thank you).
The recommendations now move to the City Commission for adoption. A public hearing is tentatively scheduled for March 27.
These “by-right” text changes remove neighbors’ input in development/conversions in their neighborhood. The stated goal is to provide more affordable housing. There was no data provided to support this.
· #3 Incentives for Small Scale Development –This allows by-right 2 unit conversion/development on every corner property and 2 to 4 unit conversion/construction on parcels within 500’ of commercial districts (500’ = one to one and half City blocks).
· #8 Accessory Dwelling Units – allows adding 2nd unit to any owner-occupied dwelling by-right.
· #9 Non-Condo Zero Lot Line Units – Allows attached 8-unit townhouses by-right within 500’ of commercial districts.
In Heritage Hill, no demolition of houses would be allowed but in neighborhoods without historic preservation protection, houses can be demolished for new construction.
We will provide updates as they become available. The blue area is where development of 2 to 4 units would be allowed by right. The map on the home page is a smaller version of below – HH and surrounding areas.
HHEastHillzoning– This is the area effected in Heritage Hill and EastHills.
Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 1:00 pm at 1120 Monroe NW, 2nd floor.
Keep your Heritage Hill Association working with you to keep our amazing neighborhood safe and sound. We need your financial support to continue operating.
Together we have been good stewards of this great place that we call home. Our neighborhood is in demand, organized and vibrant. Yet Heritage Hill is an urban neighborhood that requires continued attention to remain being the space we have all worked so hard to create. Land use issues, development pressures, traffic and parking congestion and public safety are all concerns that neighbors need to be at the table and engaged in the decision-making.
We need your help to raise $24,000 through our pledge drive to continue to provide the crime prevention and neighborhood improvement programs that you depend on to keep you informed, activated and safe.
Why do you need the Heritage Hill Association?
We are celebrating our 50th year of preserving this important neighborhood. HHA is its public face and the first place most people turn to experience our neighborhood. We provide information and guidance on everything Heritage Hill. Our staff has a combined 70 years of living in and working for this neighborhood.
The Association is well respected at City Hall and the greater Grand Rapids area for engaging neighbors and providing informed positions on issues that impact the quality of life in our neighborhood. We provide amplification to our communal voices.
Our e-alerts deliver pressing issues to your Inbox and provide information to keep you safe and active in neighborhood development.
HHA needs your financial help to continue working together with all neighbors. Please consider increasing your gift and talking to your neighbors about giving as well.
Many hands working together — Every donation is a charitable donation per IRS tax provisions and is very much appreciated. Please donate on-line at our home page. Thank You!