Greg Hoff Letter to City 1-27-23
From: Greg Hoff;
Sent: Friday, January 27, 2023 10:36 AM
To: Kerri Burchett <
Subject: 6th and Douglas
My wife and I live in the neighborhood, and we were on the zoom meeting last night. I have a few comments for your team.
I don’t believe that anyone in the neighborhood wants the medical building to remain abandoned.
The owner of the medical building is a well know developer, realtor. He purchased the property well after the grandfathered zoning expired. I would think he new what he was buying. If he did not know that the zoning was not appropriate for his use, he should have done his due diligence. There are numerous things he could be doing with the property that meet the current zoning requirements. He could also ask to for a special review or zoning change for his property. I/we don’t see the need to add the other properties into the medical clinics’ problems.
The problem I have is that the city is doing the research and incurring the costs of the zoning change for a developer who should and can pay his own way. Adding the other properties to the mix is opening the Pandoras box. Similar to a gateway drug, once you get started it’s hard to quit. If property owners want to expand or redevelop, they should submit their plans, and go through the process. Each property owner can do that on an individual basis.