Moving on: Annexation of 0 Airport and Valmont. It's near an office park.…
This is 5.9 acres
1.6 acres is being donated for open space; the rest for lab/research space, zoned IG and Public

Planning board 7-0 recommended annexation
And that's all the notes I have cause BORING.
Plus we covered this before, for the site review on the lab/research space.
Dang, didn't see this in the packet: Developers are proposing paying 1.5X impact fees, $3.8M
Weaver asks about the open space land being gifted. It's mostly along a ditch, so it's riparian.

How will this land be accessed? I assume it can be walked and visited by anyone?
It's primarily leased ag with cattle and hay (so maybe not much access) open space staff says.
But there's a little bit by the San Lazaro mobile home park, so there will be some access.

It's open to the public, staff says (sorry, I can't see her last name so idk who she is) There's a gate
And it will be "fenced accordingly."
Developers also plan to do some bike/ped infrastructure through there. There's already a multi-use path nearby that ends in a parking lot, so I imagine it will extend a bit.
Wallach: The developer originally wanted to donate 24 acres as open space. But we didn't want it. What happens now?
Collins is the open space staffer who has been talking. She's answering this one.
I kinda missed what her answer was but Wallach asks a followup: Is it developable?
No. It has a conservation easement.
2 speakers for the public hearing: Lynn Segal and Mark Gelband.
Ok maybe no speakers...? Lynn's name was up there for like a second but I missed it.
Weaver: "I think $4M for affordable housing right now is something we can very much find a use for."
Already making a motion.
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