October 1 Planning Commission Meeting has been STOPPED AGAIN.
Next Planning Meeting is on the Calendar for October 15th...
SO what is on the AGENDA? The Mar Ventures Plan?
So what is up with all the missing meetings?
Mar Ventures is biggie in Riverside area, particularly in County areas around such city. They had developments in Temecula and lower desert areas back when.
"Official" reason for delay at last PC meeting was something else cited. But if Mar wanted on agenda they could not vote upon anything, just talk about it. It never officially got onto the PC agenda. I think they were ill prepared or just pushing their luck and influence, trying to get in with the PC in a good way. There was no "Official" meeting, so there is no way to know who they spoke to or what was said, if there was a meeting with Staff or PC Members Individually.
Look for something oddball on their development. The PC will argue for hours about some 10 cent item, and forget that the main objection in the audience was the millions NOT spent upon some item like Roads, Sidewalks, Water and Noise and other real Quality of Life Issues for existing residents, and businesses.
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At the past PC and CC meetings, I think the majority of persons in audience heard the City (of GT) staff mention about 1-2 years ago during one of the meetings (after the initial OAC one) that "naturally" any development of the OAC property would involve the realignment of streets... including that little parcel on East side of Michigan where present auto parts business is located.
That, or the whole project would not fly. I think something was mentioned via staff that the realignment had something to do with a need for stacking space on Barton Road near the freeway bridge. If the alignment was put off until later, the developer (the RDC) had to budget this in. It was not.
Being as the public had their two minutes each already, there was near zero conversation on such. I think they were trying to defer costs off on to that of the City of GT redevelopment of Town Square.
But, but, but, what about the strip along the freeway then? Ripe for 60 feet high billboards? You know, the 30 foot wide strip right between the man made lake and the freeway (does not take approval via CALTRANS or via anyone other than the CC).
The representatives were flat mad that this was brought up. I think PC member Tom mentioned ... Yes, what of this?
And the realignment of Michigan was soon forgotten.
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Add: That some one in the Staff has the Elimination of Grand Terrace Elementary School and a conversion of that area to Retail Zoning... No Doubt this is how pushing all the cars near to the School's intersection was OK with the Planning Commission...
It should be a FULL DO OVER and MAR VENTURES should not be the Developer of Choice.