Is the proposed development desired and viable within the local market?
Locally and nationally, there is a strong trend for residents and businesses to seek mixed use environments where people can work and live in the same area with adjacent amenities. The office space proposed within the development will be a new type of product that is not available within the community. The proposed housing units meet a key need expressed in the Comprehensive Plan. The Plan's diversified housing stock and attraction to young professionals addresses two of the top issues for the community.

The development team is researching local market and regional trends to confirm the financial viability of the concept plan. The financial viability will be verified as part of the development agreement process between the City and Testa Companies.

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1. How will the Phase II development be sensitive in scale and design to surrounding neighborhoods?
2. Why is the project incorporating rental units and single-level housing units within multistory buildings?
3. What mix of uses are being proposed?
4. Is the proposed development desired and viable within the local market?
5. How will the proposed project traffic be addressed? What about existing traffic concerns including the narrow Owen Brown Street rail underpass and the adjacent residential neighborhood on Owen Brown?
6. How will stormwater from the project be addressed and how might it impact surrounding areas?
7. How will the proposed development be sensitive to environmental protections?
8. How will parking be accommodated for the proposed development and how will it impact the existing downtown?
9. What is the proposed timeline for the development project?