MOST meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of the month, from 5:30-7:00. Meetings are occasionally rescheduled due to conflict (Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, limited availability of out-of-town speakers).
MOST meetings are held in room 2500B of 1900 SW 4th (where the Bureau of Development Services is housed). Room 2500B features a projector screen, but no built-in projector or computer. The room includes rows of front-facing chairs, and fold-up tables to be used as needed. Meetings are occasionally relocated due to conflict (the space is required for a city event, the meeting is rescheduled to a day the space is not available).
If you are a member of a development team scheduled to present to the DNA LUT, here are a few questions that are commonly asked:
- Ground Floor
- What uses will be included on the ground floor? How will these uses impact the pedestrian experience?
- What kind of retail tenants might be included in the project (if any)?
- Outdoor Uses
- Will outdoor space be provided for the public or building occupants?
- How might outdoor uses (rooftop terraces, etc) impact immediate neighbors?
- Will the project include off-street parking and loading?
- How will bike parking be provided?
- How will the project remain flexible over time, to respond to changes in demanded uses?
- Will any green building certification be pursued (LEED, etc)?
- Will the project include a green roof or/and solar?
- What materials will be used on the exterior of the building? What other nearby buildings have featured these materials, and how have they weathered time?
- What approach will be used for landscaping? Will native plants be preferred?
- Will any trees be removed during the course of the project? What trees will be planted?
- Residential (if applicable)
- What unit types will be included?
- What diversity of household type and size will be accommodated by the unit mix?
- Will any units be reserved as affordable housing, or restricted to certain populations?
- How will long-term bike storage for residents be included?
- How will impacts from demolition and construction be mitigated?
- How will transportation infrastructure be impacted during the project?
The Land Use & Transportation Committee does not take formal positions, but occasionally recommends that the Neighborhood Association Board takes a position, and makes a statement to the Design Commission or other hearings body. Regardless, individual members of the Neighborhood Association are encouraged to participate in the public process of development review.