Last November, the 69-year-old bison rancher heard through a friend that most of his 202-acre Hanalei Garden Farms was to be included in an Office of State Planning proposal to downzone
land in the lush farming region.
Katz ceded that in her role as chair of the Council's land use committee she didn't always endorse development- she worked to downzone
6,000 blocks in the city in order to protect character of neighborhoods from overbuilding - but she said that those who have negotiated with her know that "we have always managed to come out with what's best for the city."
8, the council voted to rescind its action to downzone
the Crescent property, and authorized discussions with PeaceHealth about building in north Eugene.
A TDR program can permit a municipality to downzone
properties dramatically in specific areas to preserve them and not have to condemn or pay for the property.
They also campaigned - in 1980 and 1984 - in favor of resort development at Nukolii on Kauai, and they jointly opposed the 1984 initiative to downzone
the Date-Laau site in Honolulu.
"What's critically important is that they not downzone
too much, because sufficient development is required to finance the public improvements and enhance transportation."
The Eugene City Council, through its move to downzone
our north Eugene property and its vote to discontinue conversations about expansion on our current site, tried to force the hospital to remain within the four-block boundary of the Hilyard Street campus.
This situation produces a perplexing asymmetry: if the government downzones
property, it may have to pay for the regulatory burdens it imposes; but if it upzones property, it has no obvious mechanism for capturing the substantial benefits such upzoning creates.