Development Review Committee – discussions on policies and planning

The committee will meet on Tuesday, February 12, from 8-9:30 a.m., in Conference Room B, 180 East 5th Street.

Agenda items will include discussion of potential policy / process changes for downtown businesses with Joe Spencer, Downtown Alliance President. Topics will include:

  • Requirement that establishments serving liquor cannot be within 300 feet of a church or school
  • Requirement restricting advertising signage to a small percentage of windows on businesses
  • Prohibition on merchandise sales on sidewalks
  • Special event permit requirements where businesses request permission to sell alcoholic beverages outside (during parades or other events)

The committee will also discuss the process for updating the Downtown Chapter of the City’s Comprehensive Plan (CRC will begin this process in 2019).

For an overview of that process, please see the City’s District Plan Guidelines