Cool Davis Coalition Hosted Downtown Davis Specific Plan Presentation
On Wednesday, February 21, the Cool Davis Coalition and the City of Davis hosted a presentation open to the public about the Downtown Davis Specific Plan, including status, next steps, and opportunities for public engagement in the planning process.
Bob Wolcott, Senior Planner for the City of Davis, presented details like the plan area, the basics of form based code, and the schedule for upcoming design charettes. Anyone interested in the future of downtown Davis and the community as a whole was welcomed to provide input to help shape the vision. Meg Arnold, Chair of the Downtown Plan Advisory Committee, was also in attendance.
After the presentation came a panel response, followed by an open Q&A session with the panel and presenters. The panel included Carolyn Stiver, first vice-chair of the board of directors for the Davis Chamber of Commerce, Robin Kozloff of the Manor Neighborhood Association, and Jerry Braun, Valley Clean Energy Alliance Advisory Committee representative.
The Downtown Davis Plan Team, made up of city staff, consultants, and the advisory committee, is encouraging community members to become involved in the planning process by participating in “charrettes”or multi-day opportunities for property and business owners and other community members to work with planners, architects, and engineers to help create a vision for Downtown Davis. See events and schedule below.
Chris Granger, Cool Davis Executive Director, is a member of the Downtown Plan Advisory Committee.
Find out more at the City of Davis web page on the planning process.
Check out the photo album from the event on the Cool Davis Facebook page.
Join these upcoming community events around the Downtown Davis Plan:
Downtown Davis Plan Pop-Up Workshop | Friday, March 9, 2018 | 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. | 207 E Street
Join the Downtown Davis Plan Team for a Pop-Up Workshop at the 2nd Friday ArtAbout! March 9 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., the Downtown Davis Plan Team will be teaming up with a local artist for a pop-up workshop at 207 E Street (the old Watermelon Music Shop). Stop by to give your feedback and help us plan for the future of Downtown.
Design Charrette #1 | April 24 – 28, 2018 | Davis Community Church | 412 C Street
Join the Downtown Davis Plan Team and the Downtown Plan Advisory Committee for the first of two Design Charrettes. Within the two Design Charrettes will be three Downtown Plan Advisory Committee meetings.
Design Charrette #2 | July 10 – 14, 2018 (tentative dates, to be confirmed) | Davis Community Church, 412 C St
Join the Downtown Davis Plan Team and the Downtown Plan Advisory Committee for the second Design Charrette. Within the Design Charrette will be three Downtown Plan Advisory Committee meetings.
Schedule for Charrette #1
Downtown Davis Plan Team:
Downtown Davis Plan Advisory Committee
Principal Planner and Project Manager: Bob Wolcott
Community Development Administrator: Katherine Hess
Chief Innovation Officer: Diane Parro
Assistant Director Community Development & Sustainability: Ashley Feeney
City Manager: Michael Webb
Cool Davis is a coalition of citizens, the City of Davis, and community organizations working to empower our community to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Today, I took part in a #fridaysforfuture #climatestrike outside NSW Parliament house. Although I was 11hours ahead due to timezones, I striked in solidarity with young people all across the UK for their February 15th Youth Strike for Climate!