City of Fullerton Seeks Input for Future Planning
Inviting All Fullerton Residents, Business Owners, and Property Owners to Join the Conversation!
- Communty Design Fest
Do you have ideas about the way you would like to see the City of Fullerton develop in the next five, 10, 50 years? The City is interested in hearing from you. Are you interested in city beautification, improved landscaping, more public spaces, enhanced City entrances, and upgrades to parks and trails? Do you have ideas and not sure who to talk to or how to get your voice heard? Now is your chance.
Over the last several weeks the City of Fullerton has been conducting the information gathering phase for the Fullerton Downtown Core and Corridors Specific Plan (DCCSP) planning effort. The DCCSP is a community-based vision for Downtown Fullerton and its major entry corridors, including Harbor, Commonwealth, Chapman, Euclid and Orangethorpe (please refer to the study area map at www.FullertonPlanningForum.com.) The specific plan will provide clear direction on how properties within the various neighborhoods should be developed, as well as address a variety of issues including traffic, bike and pedestrian improvements, streetscape enhancements, sustainability, infrastructure, historic resources, and architectural character.
Beginning Wednesday, June 26, 2013 the community is invited to 500 North Harbor Boulevard to get involved in the DCCSP conversation. During the day, an Open House will be hosted for the community to stop by anytime between the hours of 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Visitors will be able to see maps of the Specific Plan area, ask questions from the consultant team and City staff and see what community input has been received so far. On Wednesday evening from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm a "walk through Fullerton" presentation of the information received to date will be provided followed by interactive discussions to allow community participants to share their thoughts and help lay the ground work to build a better Fullerton. During an Open House on Thursday, June 27, the community can drop by anytime between 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. to share their thoughts challenges and opportunities to improve the community. Finally, Thursday evening from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. the community is invited to see how their input is shaping the future of Fullerton.
Although the planning process is anticipated to take approximately 18 months it is important that residents, business owners and property owners in the community come out early to share their thoughts and ideas. When adopted, the specific plan will take the place of the city's current zoning for the project area, so it will serve as the new guide to how the city looks, feels and presents itself to the outside world, what Fullerton wants to be and what the built environment will look like.
The study area includes many historic resources and the resulting plan will guide how new uses and construction may be compatible with valued historic character. Concerns related to street improvements and conditions, pedestrian access and parking have been voiced in the past, and the specific plan process will be an opportunity for residents, businesses and property owners to set priorities and communicate needs, concerns and improvements they would like to see. The entry corridors to the city reflect unique and independent elements of the community. Representation is being sought from folks within the study area and the surrounding neighborhoods to ensure that the plan is reflective of the desires of the specific neighborhoods as well as determining how to tie neighborhoods together and create continuity throughout the city.
If you are not able to make it to any of the Community Workshop days, residents are encouraged to provide comments and keep abreast of the project’s progress at www.FullertonPlanningForum.com. This online forum provides the opportunity to submit ideas, comment on recommendations, and keep abreast of project progress. The interactive website serves not only the Downtown Core and Corridors project, but also related concurrent planning efforts including the College Town Specific Plan and College Connector Study. For more information, please visit this website or contact Heather Allen, AICP, City of Fullerton Planning Manager, at HeatherA@ci.fullerton.ca.us. Or (714) 738-6884
Hosted by the City of Fullerton Planning Department in conjunction with RRM Design Group and Lilley Planning Group. Work on this project funded through a Strategic Growth Council grant.
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