By Ryan McGreal
Published June 06, 2008
Citizens at City Hall (CATCH), the citizens' group that attends council meetings and reads consultants' reports so you don't have to, reports that a detailed review (PDF) of proposed land use in the city's Airport Employment Growth District (AEGD) estimates that over two thirds of the 7,800 acres (3,150 hectares) will be used for warehousing and trucking.
Not surprisingly, this will be low-density land use. That two-thirds will only provide 41 percent of the new jobs. The review reads:
It is anticipated that a large percentage share of the future employment growth in this area will be dominated by land extensive, low-density employment in the warehousing/transportation and wholesale trade sectors
The report notes further that industrial employment growth in the AEGD will be "minimal".
With great prospects like these, it's no wonder council is being asked to instruct the consultant to prepare the next step toward servicing the land.
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