• Aberdeen Planning Commission Seeks Input on Comprehensive Land Use Plan

    ABERDEEN, Wash. – The City of Aberdeen Planning Commission will be hosting a public meeting on Thursday, May 17th at 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30) at the Aberdeen Rotary Log Pavilion.

    Add to google calendarThe Planning Commission is in the process of updating the City’s 2001 Comprehensive Land Use Plan. The Comprehensive Plan is a record of our common vision and goals serving as guidelines for future land use decisions that affect us all.

    The Planning Commission is currently focusing on the downtown and waterfront elements.

    We want to hear from you. Has our vision and goals changed since 2001? What policies should be reexamined? What value is placed on our shared downtown and waterfront? What would we like to see in the next five, ten or twenty years? Should we build more waterfront trails? What type of public spaces should we promote in our downtown and on our waterfront?

    There will also be discussion concerning the proposed Seaport Landing.

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  • Aberdeen to Discuss Moving Highways, and Long Term Sawmill Plans

    ABERDEEN, Wash. – The Aberdeen Planning Commission is holding a public meeting this Thursday to discuss various land use issues including an open discussion on the feasability of moving a portion of State Route 12 and US Highway 101, and the recently-proposed long range plan for the Weyerhaeuser Sawmill property as presented by the South Aberdeen Waterfront Committee. The meeting will be at 7pm, on the third floor of Aberdeen city hall.

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  • Hoquiam looks to ban all marijuana business until it’s federally legal

    The Hoquiam city council last night took one step closer to a ban on all marijuana businesses. Councilman Paul McMillan¬†amended their planning commission report that recommended all marijuana processing, producing, and retailing businesses be located in the city’s industrial zones. “Until federal law is amended to permit the growing, distribution, and possession of marijuana, or […]

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  • Business Owners Say No to HWY12, SR101 Move

    ABERDEEN, Wash. – Public Opinion seemed to be a resounding “no” at a meeting of the Aberdeen Planning Commission to discuss a possible move of Highway 12 and State Route 101 to market street. Councilwoman Kathy Hoder told the board “I absolutely do not like this idea.”
    Public works Director Larry Bledsoe was tasked with designing the change, and admitted that with the State’s budget woes, and an estimate of 10 to 15 million dollar cost “it’s not gonna happen in the next few years.”
    The idea came from a Pheonix of the Aberdeen Revitilation Movement, called Our Aberdeen, Mike Dickerson a representative of the group said he has seen similar changes in other cities open up downtown districts and improve commerce.

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  • City of Hoquiam Planning Commission to Hold Public Hearing

    The City of Hoquiam Planning Commission will wrap up the Zoning Ordinance and Comprehensive Plan update process with a Public Hearing scheduled for April 15, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall. The Hoquiam Planning Commission invites the community to attend this important public hearing to consider the Draft Zoning Ordinance and amendments to the Comprehensive Plan.

    The city recognizes that a new Comprehensive Land Use Plan and revised zoning ordinance is a much needed tool for implementing many of the recommendations received from citizens expressed during the Hometown Hoquiam workshops. Also, with substantial new development occurring on the horizon, Hoquiam needs the community to provide guidance in what they want to preserve or change regarding the physical design of our community to continue making Hoquiam such a special place to live.

    The April 15th meeting wraps up the process that the Planning Commission has initiated to create an overall vision for the future development of Hoquiam. Citizens will have an opportunity to comment on the draft plan at the Public Hearing. Written comments may be submitted to the City Planner, 609 8th St., Hoquiam, WA 98550 and must be received by the City Planner no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 15, 2010. The draft is available for public review in the Public Works office at City Hall, and is also available online at www.cityofhoquiam.com/planning.php

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