The City Council last night approved the first reading for an amendment to the City's Comprehensive Plan and approved the Stroudwater Place developers' request for a contract zone. The vote for the amendment was 6-1 (Gattine opposed), and the latter vote was unanimous. For more details, check out this Press Herald piece about the meeting. And to watch a replay of the meeting, which featured a wide spectrum of arguments and considerations, click here (the video's not up yet, but should be up shortly).
The City Council will hold the second readings of both the amendment and the contract zone on either Monday, October 27 or Monday, November 3. If both are approved, the project will go back to the Planning Board for site-plan review.
- John C.L. Morgan