City looks to its residents for input

August 30, 2013 by  

The city of Lancaster is seeking citizen input for an upcoming public workshop for the Lancaster Transit Oriented Development zoning code.

The community workshop will be held from 9:30 am to 11:30 am on Saturday, September 7, 2013 in the Emergency Operation Center at Lancaster City Hall, 44933 Fern Avenue, Lancaster.

The specific area addressed by the zoning code will cover the areas to the south and east of the Lancaster Metrolink Station. The team of consultants, led by Sargent Town Planning, is being paid for by a grant from the Los Angeles MTA.

Topics to be addressed include the residential densities and uses near the train station, how to ensure the new housing needs will fit in with existing neighborhoods, how to make the planned areas pedestrian friendly, and how to accommodate existing light industrial facilities.

For more information, call Chris Aune, Lancaster Planning Department at (661) 723-6100 or by email via the City of Lancaster website.

Seven projects have been chosen by the city for the fourth annual UNITE program. The projects will be implemented on Saturday, September 21, around the city.

The projects chosen include a family literacy festival at Mariposa Elementary School, a community art project, a health fair for high school students, a fundraising effort to start a parent teacher association at Lincoln Elementary, a chess program, playground improvements at Desert View, and a work readiness program.

For more information on sponsoring or participating in the program call (661) 723-6078. Flyer printing is a great way to connect with city residents and gage ideas for events like this.