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<br /> ~ <br /> She said the main purpose of a land-use element would be to maintain <br /> the good quality of housing as it exists and to improve where it is . <br /> necessary. Another purpose would be to make sure the commercial <br /> services actually serve the neighborhood and not encroach on the <br /> residential area. The desire was to preserve the inner character <br /> of the neighborhood. Recommendations for carrying out the land-use <br /> element in the Plan were: <br /> 1. Limit the size of multiple-family structures to four units <br /> per structure; <br /> 2. Rezone the strip of R-3 land bordering the west side of <br /> Jefferson Street between 8th and 12th avenues to R-2; <br /> 3. Adopt Site Review for any new structure which exceeds two units <br /> per structure for compatibility with the neighborhood; and <br /> 4. Allow small walk-in neighborhood groceries as conditional uses <br /> in the residential zones. <br /> For the traffic and transportation element, Ms. Bjornstad said the <br /> Westside Neighborhood should be protected from the negative effects <br /> of traffic which neither originates nor terminates in the neighborhood. <br /> Also, facilities should be provided to enhance bicycle and pedestrian <br /> access. It was also felt that Washington and Jefferson streets should <br /> be returned from one-way to two-way streets and prohibit extension of <br /> the Washington-Jefferson viaduct further into the neighborhood. The <br /> / goal of the housing element would be to conserve as a valuable and e <br /> needed resource the supply of older home units in the Westside Neighbor- <br /> hood. Also, a wide range of housing types and prices should be main- <br /> tained in the neighborhood. She said the Plan would provide for the <br /> possibility of housing rehabilitation, with the emphasis on renter- <br /> occupied structures. The goal of the social and recreational concerns <br /> would be to maintain the existing feeling and spirit of the neighborhood. <br /> To promote this feeling, the continued use of the Lincoln Community <br /> School, the Kaufman Center, and Monroe Park were emphasized. She said <br /> the main policy dealt with continuing efforts which have begun in <br /> cooperation with 4-J School District and the Parks and Recreation <br /> Department to rehabilitate and further the Lincoln Community School <br /> Program. Also, it was hoped to establish information services as <br /> contact points for the various social services available in the <br /> community. <br /> Public hearing was opened. <br /> Neil Murray, 653 West Broadway, as Chairman of the Westside Neighbor- <br /> hood Quality Projects, spoke in favor of the Plan. He reviewed a <br /> summary for Council of the activity which ultimately resulted in the <br /> Westside Neighborhood Plan. He said the group had been founded in <br /> 1971 and met on a monthly basis. He noted for Council the neighbor- <br /> hood was close to the downtown area and that most of the structures <br /> .. <br /> 9/12/77--2 <br /> . ~&9 <br />