• Walnut Creek May Strike CUP Option

  • Despite the Walnut Creek Planning Commission’s objections, city staff will recommend the City Council on Jan. 12, 2016, eliminate the use of the conditional use permit to convert commercially zoned parcels for residential uses. BIA|Bay Area has for months opposed the shift, calling it tantamount to using a sledgehammer to swat a fly. Like the Planning Commission, BIA is urging the City Council to pursue a more nuanced approach that would allow for greater scrutiny on sensitive projects while allowing critical housing construction to move forward. Click here to view BIA’s letter to the Planning Commission. Click here to view the City Council agenda and staff report. For questions or comments, contact BIA|Bay Area East Bay Executive Director for Governmental Affairs Lisa Vorderbrueggen at 925-348-1956 or lvorderbrueggen@biabayarea.org.
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