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A public meeting concerning the Salida Crossings planned development will take place at 8 p.m. today, Thursday April 12, at the Salida Community Center, Third and F streets.

Salida City Council adopted an ordinance approving Salida Crossings March 20, and former Salida councilman Hal Brown filed a draft referendum and petition protesting the ordinance March 29.

Brown said tonight’s meeting will provide an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the petition and that Salida Crossings developer Duane Cozart, Salida Crossings supporters and people circulating the petition will attend the meeting.

If Brown’s petition garners 227 signatures within the next week, state statute requires city council to reconsider the ordinance “promptly.” If council again approves the ordinance, a special election will be required, costing the city $10,000-20,000.

As approved by city council, Salida Crossings will include three buildings with 122 condominium units and 10,600 square feet of retail space at the former site of the Town and Country Chevrolet dealership.