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Update provides additional details on 5:00 p.m. Jan. 17 agenda

The Jan. 17, 2023 Salida Community Development Department Staff Report contains additional information that may be discussed further during the 5:00 p.m. joint work session with the Salida Planning Commission.

According to the report, progress on the Land Use Code Update includes the following: “Staff has also provided initial comments for Installment #2 of the Land Use Code update and (consultant) Clarion anticipates releasing a draft of that installment sometime in February. This installment will address numerous dimensional standards issues, including new density allotments, minimum lot sizes, setbacks, heights, etc. for both existing and newly proposed zone districts.

In addition, regarding the South Arkansas Neighborhood Plan Process; “The master planning process for the South Ark Neighborhood (a.k.a. the City-owned Vandaveer property) is in full effect, with staff and consultants (Studio Seed, LLC) working on background information and stakeholder interviews in a lead up to the first public open house planned for 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m., January 31st at the SteamPlant Ballroom. The open house will include a short presentation/introduction but will primarily be in an open house format.”

Due to the observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday on Monday, the usual Salida City Council works session moves one day to 5:00 p.m. on Tues. Jan. 17. A joint work session is planned between the city council and the Salida Planning Commission.

Key land use discussions are on the agenda; however, presentation materials have not been provided as of publication time.


  1. Land Use Code Revision Update
  2. South Arkansas Neighborhood Plan Process Update
  3. Discussion of Transfers of Development Rights (TDRs)

To attend the joint session via GoToMeeting, please register in advance here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Editor note: The regular Salida City Council meeting will follow immediately at 6:00 p.m. on Jan. 17. AVV will provide an overview of that agenda in a separate story to be posted Tuesday morning.