Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Bike Planning, Neighborhood Planning

I attend the QC-TAG (Transportation Advocacy Group) meeting last night at the RI Public Library. The meeting focused on looking at viable alternatives for connecting our bike paths and road sharing throughout the Quad Cities. It was well organized and some good ideas were brought forth. The meeting was a preliminary gathering for a more formal set of meetings in January. The QC-TAG website has more info, including links to today's articles in the Times and Dispatch/Argus. Click here to visit the QC-TAG website.

WED. 11/28, 5:30 PM, Design Center (2nd/Brady)
From city website:

Infill development refers to new construction of residential buildings in established neighborhoods. In response to community concerns about the quality and design compatibility of infill development in Davenport, the Staff of the Planning/Land Use and Design Center of the Community and Economic Development Department has been researching alternatives on addressing the issue.

Staff has developed a preliminary set of standards and has ideas on how they might be applied. The challenge remains establishing a set of criteria and approval process that protects the character of established neighborhoods while promoting infill development at the same time. Questions also remain concerning the level of detail and how the review and approval process might work.

Click here for the link.