I am in favor of keeping the current zoning (not changing the CN zone) in order to protect the important buffer zone between the residences and the shopping center. The issue is not how long residents of Pacific Bluffs have lived in the neighborhood. The reason we have zoning laws is to protect neighborhoods. Obviously residents move in and out of neighborhoods. The point is to maintain the quality of the neighborhood. I think the shopping center can thrive within the current zoning parameters. No change is needed to the zoning in order for the shopping center to improve and make renovations. Businesses can be successful without negatively impacting the neighborhood. We would like to walk and bike through our neighborhood including to the shopping centers. Making neighborhoods/communities more walkable is the trend for future planning and should be a priority here. I think the shopping center will see more success by living within the zoning parameters including the CN zone.
Please DO NOT change the CN zone which is an important protection for our neighborhood.
I've been to Clairemont Planning Group meetings. I don't think any board member specifically works for Regency. The problem I saw was that "planning" wasn't really discussed. Why do we change zoning in our community? If zoning is part of the "plan" for our community, shouldn't there at least be a reason to remove a zone? If the current CN zone allows commercial development and the community (including neighbors across the street) WANT redevelopment, why not simply put in a commercial business that fits the zone? Seems pretty straight forward.
The real issue here to me is that a large developer - spending who knows how much on a "land-use lobbyist firm" - is framing the debate about zoning in Clairemont. Those decisions should be made by the people living in the area, not big corporations.
Jeff Smith 2 p.m., Dec. 18
Matt Potter 1:15 p.m., Dec. 18
Ian Anderson noon, Dec. 18
Don Bauder 11:30 a.m., Dec. 18
Walter Mencken 10:17 a.m., Dec. 18
Scott Marks 9 a.m., Dec. 18
Brandon Hernández 8 a.m., Dec. 18
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