GPAC Quick Hits

Welcome to the GPAC Quick Hits Newsletter!

This newsletter is intended to provide the General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC) periodic updates on the General Plan Update process, upcoming meetings, and activities. It is also a way for GPAC Members and Planning Staff to share articles and ideas on topics of interest and trends related to community planning.

* Shared articles are for informational purposes only and do not constitute City of Napa or GPAC endorsement of any particular topic.

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GPAC Workshop

Case Study - City of Redlands

Prepared by Dyett & Bhatia, the City of Redlands  General Plan 2035 was adopted in December of 2017. A hard copy of the General Plan will be available at the Workshop.

Download the Redlands General Plan 2035

GPAC Workshop
July 15, 2019
5:30 - 7:30PM
Committee Room - 955 School Street
(Behind Council Chambers)

The focus of the Workshop will be to review the City's current General Plan and compare recent examples of new General Plans in California to help get the creative juices flowing for what we want our Napa 2040 General Plan to look like!

*Light bites and refreshments will be served. If you have not already done so, please respond to the meeting request!

Case Studies
Next Week: Town of Yountville
Last Week: City of Belmont 2035 General Plan

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GPAC Member Content

ULI: Housing The Bay - GPAC Notes

GPAC Member John Glaser has shared his take on the ULI: Housing The Bay Conference attended by several GPAC Members back in May. 

Read John's Notes!

Do you have notes from the Conference to share? Email me!

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Challenging the "status quo" on Housing

GPAC Member Deborah Macdonald has shared two New York Times columns regarding densification of single-family neighborhoods.

Cities Start to Question an American Ideal: A House With a Yard on Every Lot - "Townhomes, duplexes and apartments are effectively banned in many neighborhoods. Now some communities regret it." 

Opinion: Americans Need More Neighbors - "A big idea in Minneapolis points the way for other cities desperately in need of housing."

Do you have an article or thoughts to share in the Member Content Section? Email me!

General Plan Update - Behind The Scenes

The Stakeholder Interviews report should be completed early next week. The full report of the English & Spanish Survey results are on track for the following week. 

Upcoming: Alternatives Brainstorming session at the August 26 GPAC Meeting!

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