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McKinleyville Town Center Master Plan webpage
Link to county site for McK MAC info
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We have yet to schedule 2021 McK Trash Bashes, but when we do, they are posted at the following link in addition to heavy promotion on the Facebook group 'McKinleyville Community Watch'http://pacoutgreenteam.org/calendar
Can you please address the area of wetlands to the east of the "square" - is that proposed to be filled and zoned for commercial? Or would those wetlands be protected?
Susan Saunders Wells
Kash, can you clarify a comment you made toward the end that "we have a 2:1 ratio in terms of what we're losing and what we're gaining"...?How can we tell on the drawing what the wetlands are that will be built over and where will those wetlands be mitigated?
I remember discussion about all of it being mixed use. Does mixed use mean residential, commercial, recreational all together.
Centering the town center on the best wetland makes sense until one realizes that it also includes development of part of the same wetland. And the buffers shrunk so that one may bike along it. Kash mentioned some bars would go there.
I understand that Lifecare Humboldt is considering other areas for their community. Should McKinleyville designated an area for this specific development?
The McKinleyville Town Center is being considered with Life Care Humboldt. We have evaluated 15 properties throughout the county and McK Town Center is one of two top rated possibilities. Our interest in the McKinleyville town center depends on whether the community design can incorporate our open commjnityconcept.
Mitigation by the Water Board may require 3:1 for three-parameter wetland fill. Will the western “natural area” be capable of accommodating excavation and creation of 4+ acres of new wetland? Something to consider.
Good to know, Jordan. This is the statement from the County website I was confused by: "Wetlands are protected or replaced on site and the combination of wetlands and natural areas are intended to achieve a ratio of 2:1." Either way, I support the change to protecting 3-parameter wetlands, based on what I've heard from the trustee agencies. Filling the wetlands east of the "square" and consolidating them on the west side seems so long as the trustee agencies are ok with it, although I have not seen the site.
It is not clear to me which are roads and which are paths.
I agree Jen. I too support the change to a 3-parameter definition.
I agree, Bonnie. The town square is important, and should not just be added on top of the "best" wetlands on the site.
I think that Pierson Park could host farmers markets, etc. pretty well...and is also part of the Town Center.
Great point, Bonnie. Gathering spaces seem to be getting lost in the discussion.
How do vehicles get to the commercial property located at the southwest corner?
The bottom line is that this whole thing has to be economically viable. I’m not into amazing a lot of money but I am into establishing a compatible use that can survive economic ups and downs. We aren’t talking downtown San Francisco, we are talking McKinleyville with realistic designs .
maybe the area around the totem pole could be greatly enlarged as a plaza type gathering place
Life Care Humboldt will not be a walled-off exclusive community. We plan to integrate walking and bike paths. We would be very interested in developing a 3 acre farm to serve the community. There could be a farm stand, or our food facility/cafe could be open to the public - farm to table. Our residents wold support nearby businesses. As has been pointed out, the future demand for brick and mortar commercial is unclear.
It sounds fantastic, Ann! I hope it's ready in time for me to retire :)
Jennifer - : -)
Paving across the middle of the main wetland?
There are only 36 people here tonight and at least half are County, MCKMAC and public officials. What about making sure much more of McKinleyville residents see , hear and have input.
How can I access the drawing as a viewable PDF?
Go to the first link listed above.
thanks everyone for all of your work and good discussion - this is exciting!
great work Kash, it is time we could visualize and this helps
Thank you everyone for all your hard work, re
In most community input meetings, feedback is almost primarily negative. Group, thank you for the positivity and forward thinking!
excellent meeting tonight !
The recording of the meeting could be posted to Facebook and whatnot so people can watch it and get interested in the next meetings
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