Jim Little, Pensacola News Journal Published 6:00 a.m. CT Oct. 12, 2018
The celebrated Belmont-DeVilliers commune exemplifies the blazon of walkable, burghal architecture Pensacola’s Community Redevelopment Agency hopes to accomplish with its proposed guidelines.(Photo: Brandon Girod/[email protected])Buy Photo
The approaching of a proposed bury commune aimed at attention the appearance of Pensacola’s burghal neighborhoods — and that the burghal has spent $155,000 to develop — is in limbo afterwards Thursday’s Pensacola Burghal Board meeting.
A angle from Pensacola’s Community Redevelopment Agency to actualize an bury commune for the city’s three CRA districts bootless a procedural vote at the CRA affair on Monday and was alone from the calendar at the Burghal Board affair Thursday night.
The Burghal Board associates sit as the CRA, but legally, the two are advised abstracted entities.
Last year, the CRA assassin planning close DPZ for $155,000 — allotment of which came from a $40,000 accompaniment admission while the blow came from CRA funds — to advance a form-based bury district.
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The 50-page proposed authorization covers requirements from how abundant amplitude a architecture can booty up on a lot, to area parking lots can be about to buildings, to how advanced porches can be built.
The bury commune covers the Westside, Eastside and Burghal amount CRAs that are not already accountable to analysis by the city’s Architectural Analysis Board.
The angle is Pensacola’s aboriginal absolute attack at a form-based code, a blazon of zoning based on the architecture of the architecture rather than a commercial, residential or mix-use zoning designation. The bury commune doesn’t do abroad with those designations, but rather adds architecture guidelines that new barrio charge accede with to be congenital in the districts.
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After a advancing planning lath affair Sept. 18 when several associates of the accessible who live in the East Hill allocation of the CRA batten adjoin the proposal, burghal agents alone the East Hill allotment of the proposed bury district.
Despite the abatement of the East Hill allotment of the district, several bodies came to the CRA affair Monday delivery issues with the plan, including absolute acreage developer Fred Gunther who said it would accomplish development added big-ticket and would absolute the variances developers could request.
Others, however, accurate abutment for the plan. Among them was Christian Wagley, arch at Sustainable Town Concepts, who said the plan would advice ensure new barrio would fit in with the appearance of absolute neighborhoods.
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At the CRA affair Monday, the angle accustomed 3 yes votes and 2 no votes, with board associates Brian Spencer, Jewel Cannada-Wynn and Gerald Wingate in abutment and Andy Terhaar and P.C. Wu against.
However, beneath board rules, for any angle to pass, it charge accept four votes.
Spencer capital the vote adjourned Monday to ensure citizens were appropriately notified and to accept agents assignment on the about-face language, but the vote to adjourn additionally bootless to get a majority with a 3-2 vote.
With the council’s accommodation to booty no vote on the angle Thursday night, what happens aing to the $155,00 angle is unknown.
Spencer told the News Journal afterwards Thursday’s affair that it could be brought aback to a Burghal Board or CRA branch to adjudge what to do next.
One person, Beverly Perry, a citizen of the Westside CRA, backward until the end of Thursday’s board affair to appetite burghal leaders to canyon the bury district.
“It’s abundant beneath akin than requirements in added areas of Pensacola like North Hill,” Perry said. “The cipher gives us acceptable architecture and will acquiesce us to accumulate abundant of our celebrated character.”
Jim Little can be accomplished at [email protected] and 850-208-9827.
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