9. In order to help relieve the pressure on the City’s housing market caused by more jobs, the 2015 BVCP update recommends that some areas in the City currently zoned for commercial and industrial uses be rezoned to residential and mixed use. Do you support this recommendation? If so, which industrial and commercial areas would be most appropriate for rezoning?
Jill
Grano
I am familiar with SmartRegs and as the owner of an older renter property in town, I will be affected by this regulation and will likely be working towards compliance myself. That said, I do support this regulation and have supported it since 2011. I appreciate that groups like BARHA have been communicating with their members since SmartRegs’ inception. Hopefully this has given owners time to save in order to meet the requirements. There are many unknowns as we move forward and I would like to empower staff to make common sense decisions as issues arise. For example, if compliance requires major structural changes or triggers major additional costs such as asbestos removal, etc. I hope that the City and homeowners can work together towards a mutually beneficial, common sense solution.