WL City Council meeting
7:00 pm, City Hall
March 5, 2012
Mayor Dennis, Councilors, Clerk-Treasurer, and City Attorney Burns:
First, I would also like to thank you for all that you do for our city and its residents. I’ll be brief in my comments.
We can all take pride in the interest of developers to invest along the edges of the New Chauncey and Hills & Dales neighborhoods, as evidenced by the recent plans submitted by Marc Muinzer and other proposals before the Council. For the last two years, I have served as a neighborhood representative on the APC’s Steering Committee for the New Chauncey Neighborhood Plan. This committee has solicited a great deal of input from local residents and property owners, with the goal of developing a coherent long-term vision for the neighborhood. Ryan O’Gara and the other committee members are hopeful that a committee report will be available for fuller consideration by the West Lafayette Council in the not-too-distant future.
I believe it would be in the best interest of the City to adopt such a long-term vision and plan for the neighborhoods before considering large-scale developments. That way, there would be a clear framework to guide decision-making.
Thank you very much for this opportunity to speak tonight.
- Jay McCann