Sunday, April 15, 2012

Yolo Sun: Review continues about lawsuit against Gateway II, Pimentel, Davies, Dote

Excerpts from the Yolo Sun article "Yolo court to rule on challenge to city council approval of Petrovich’s Gateway 2 project – part four of a Yolo Sun investigative series:"

A subject of central importance to the relationship between areas of existing commercial zoning (such as the city’s downtown area, the East Street corridor) and the Gateway 2 project — and also key to this new development project’s “program” (please see latter sections of Part Three) — is the concept of: “Adequate retail demand.”

“Adequate retail demand” is the operative measure within diverse planning analyses related to qualifying determinations of the “phase-by-phase” build-out of Gateway 2 — for approval of specific commercial uses.

The basic idea (with this project-impact mitigation scheme), is to create future “market studies” that in some manner evaluate demand for specific, project-proposed commercial uses and measure that demand against the existing availability of such project-proposed uses, which must also — “consist primarily of regional retail uses that do not include entertainment and other uses that would compete with downtown.”

Read more at WoodlandRecord.com.

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