“Friends for a LiIvable Fullerton” is back, with a Facebook page dedicated to warning residents about the potential negative impacts of the Downtown Core and Corridors Specific Plan (DCCSP). FFLF was founded over eight years ago by Fullerton residents concerned about the pace of overscaled developments being allowed in the city. The new Facebook page defines the organization as existing to “Preserve Fullerton’s Uniqueness and Livability” and “Stop the New Downtown Core and Corridors Specific Plan That Fast Tracks High Density.” (The “Downtown” in the proposed plan’s title is deceiving. The DCCSP would extend along major streets as far west as Magnolia and as far east as St. College).
Vist the Friends for a Livable Fullerton Page to Stop the Core and Corridors plan here (and be sure to “Like” it and invite your Facebook friends to “Like” it too):
In an ongoing series of posts the FFLF Facebook page critiques the DCCSP, pointing out some importatnt facts about it:
-The DCCSP would be the largest Specific Plan in the city’s history.
-Most people living in the more urban parts of Fullerton are near areas that will see a radical change in zoning if the plan is passed, with multi-story mixed used developments being allowed near single family residential streets.
-Although the plan promises “Increased Attractiveness” and “Improved Public Spaces,” there is no funiding in place for either of these nebulous amenities, only an invitation for developers to build higher density housing.
-The amount of parking required to be provided by developers can be radically reduced, even though there are no plans or funding in place for any alternative modes of transportation.
-Increased vehicular traffic will inevitably affect major thoroughfares and the adjacent neighborhoods.
And perhaps most disturbingly…
-If the plan is approved, buidling projects in the designated areas would not need approval by the City Council or even the Planning Commission. Instead, only city staff would need to sign off on developments.
There is also a startling chart demonstrating the heights of buildings that would be allowed in the different development zones identified by the plan…
The DCCSP has been on a presentation schedule to various City of Fullerton commissons and committees, although it has not been agendized for votes of support by them. The Planning Commission will consider the plan on July 9 and 23. The City Council will have the ultimate responsibliy to either adopt it or reject it on August 5 and 19. In the meantime.
Take a good look at the DCCSP here:
Fullerton residents can send their concerns to Fullerton PLanning Project Manager Heather Allen at:
HeatherA@ci.fullerton.ca.us, or call (714) 738-6884.