|Re: Dog Run question||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Fred H Olson (fholsoncohousing.org)|
|Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2004 14:57:10 -0700 (MST)|
mark harfenist <mark [at] bellinghamcohousing.org> is the author of the message below. It was posted by Fred the Cohousing-L list manager <fholson [at] cohousing.org> because the message included an attachment (RTF) ; Note - a bit techy - I finally have access to a running upgraded Mailman listserv (ver 2.14) which has the ability to filter attachments which will eventually eliminate be delays in posting messages with attachments til I get them reformatted. It'll still be a while before cohousing-L is using the new software but it's progress. Fred -------------------- FORWARDED MESSAGE FOLLOWS -------------------- I'll make a series of presumptions in answering your question. Town planners are more or less required to address whatever issues you present to them. Including a planned dog run on your submission requires them to address the issue, and naturally they don't know what to do, since no one has previously offered them this level of detail (There are dog runs all over Lawrence, right? But this is the first time they've had to address the issue?). They are telling you that they really don't wish to know about such things; they probably also don't want to know about planned gardens, play structures, maypoles, clotheslines, etc. They really don't want to know (at an official level) about anything which might be in any way controversial, like improved stormwater treatment systems or great big composting bins. Don't force them into corners unnecessarily. Therefore, unless there are specific land-use impacts which you feel the need to address at the municipal level in advance (watershed issues, fencing regulations, noise levels on adjacent properties), leave all that stuff out of your site plan submissions. In fact, leave out anything which will needlessly complicate the lives of your planning department; they'll probably do plenty to pointlessly complicate things without your encouragement. Your group can maintain?and consense upon?a second, more comprehensive site plan which includes all anticipated uses. This will minimize surprises within your membership ("No one ever told me the methane digester was going to be right outside my bedroom window!"). I hope that's helpful. Mark Bellingham Cohousing On Monday, January 5, 2004, at 09:21 AM, Casey Morrigan wrote: >> >> We seem to have thrown our local planning department a curve when we >> submitted a plan for approval that includes a "Dog Run". The city has >> questions about approving such a structure without any specific >> information about this as a land use category. Does anyone out there >> have any experience with submitting a dog run for approval? >> >> Rich Minder, Treasurer >> Delaware Street Commons >> Lawrence, KS >> 785-550-0163 >> >> _______________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list Cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org Unsubscribe and other info: http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L
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