Wavna – Chief Oates, 1212 Lincoln Project 9/23/2014

Minutes of the Meeting
September 23, 2014, 6:00pm, Mirador, 1200 West Ave
By Travis Copeland

I. Miscellaneous news by Wavna President

a. City considering implementing two-hour parking in the West Ave area
b. Floodwater pumps at 10th & 14 Street to be operational October 1
c. Stormwater fee structure: City will impose same flat fee foe every home but that may change in the future so item is referred to finance committee

II. Introduce Police Chief Dan Oates

a. Mentioned that he is eligible to join WAvNA as he lives at Floridian
b. Has been on the job for three months, declared MBPD a “wonderful department,” and noted that MBPD is nationally accredited, and only 4% of police departments nationwide are accredited
c. Warned that Critical Mass would be through town on Friday, September 26
d. Noted that he is working on some organizational changes and staffing assessment
e. Discussion of cyclist/pedestrian safety

i. City is getting a grant to enforce laws applying to cyclists and pedestrians
ii. Several audience members voiced complaints about aggressive cycling on sidewalks

III. Introduce Dir. Chuck Tears – Emergency Operations Center – New City Department

a. Introduced department and purpose: Emergency/disaster rescue/recovery coordination
b. Advised all residents to develop a neighborhood plan for emergencies
c. Touted the Community Emergency Response Team Training (CERT) program, encouraged all citizens to enroll: http://www.i-s-consulting.com/CERT-Training/
IV. Update on Project at 500-600 Alton Rd
a. Marisa Galbut presented
b. Redeveloping plan, will repair perimeter security fence and remove all the glass from the existing structure
c. Will change to less underground parking

V. Presentation of Project on Alton & Lincoln

a. Approved by Planning Board
b. Next City meeting is Design Review Board
c. To be addressed as 1212 Lincoln Road (play on 1111 Lincoln)
d. Development will consist of the current Wells Fargo lot (Lincoln @ Alton), through to the Dunkin’ Donuts shop at Alton and 16th.
e. Wells Fargo has agreed to tenancy, but no other tenants lined-up yet (aiming for high-end retail)
f. Will consist of two floors of retail, three floors of parking above (290 spaces)

VI. Introduction of Project on Alton & 19th St.

a. Site of another Wells Fargo, which would remain a tenant
b. Asking City for variance
c. Hoping for a Whole Foods flagship store (would retain 10th Street location but transition it to more of a neighborhood market)
d. The scope of the unit would be limited to the flagship Whole Foods, the Wells Fargo, and a parking garage

VII. Adjournment: Approx 7:20pm