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Planco urged to consider alt-Village plan

Planco urged to consider alt-Village plan

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – In a visualization of the alternative plan offered by opponents of the proposed “The Village” student housing project, residents stroll among buildings of an agreeably human scale, where the lanes are lush with gardens and greenery, and everyone looks to be young and/or in love. The idyllic

Judith C. Williamson: The Village: ‘Density’s Child’ is a destiny of many circulatory consequences

You may be aware that a proposal for an unusually dense, multi-story, 800-bed housing compound is currently under consideration in Arcata. You might know that it is – specifically – dormitories, intended for Humboldt State students, referred to as “The Village,” and that it would displace the old Craftsmans Mall. Perhaps you’ve even heard that

Citizens’ group conjures ‘Village’ alternatives

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – As Arcata’s Planning Commission grinds through hearings en route to probable approval of The Village, an 800-bed student housing complex to be sited at the present location of the Craftsmans Mall, a citizens group which objects to the proposal is developing an alternative plan for the site.

Letters to the Editor: Let us remake ourselves, our towns and society in a more rational fashion

McKinley again?!? His head is once again on the chopping block, which happens about every 20 years. Whether to keep him or not, that’s always the big question. However, there are a few other things to consider. The McKinley statue was a gift to the City of Arcata and that gift was accepted by a

The Village starts shrinking as new housing group creates alternative plans

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – In its seventh hearing on The Village student housing complex, Arcata’s Planning Commission got into the weeds – or at least the landscaping and other minute details – of the proposed project. The Planco spent considerable time on Design Review, with the project’s finalized Environmental Impact Report

Whatever is decided, The Village will make Arcata planning history

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The Planning Commission held another marathon hearing on The Village student housing project last week, pondering the project’s Environmental Impact Report, permits and terms of a Development Agreement. The Village is a proposed 240-unit, 800-bed new student housing development in the Sunset Neighborhood on St. Louis Road

Letters to the Editor, December 22, 2017

Keep statue, remove name Great importance is being placed on the bronze sculpture, placed on elevated pedestal on the Plaza. I feel strongly that memorializing an individual that caused serious harm is a bad practice. I also believe that a beautiful bronze statue is strong statement of the value of art in our community. I

Greg King: What if they built The Village and nobody came … with a car?

The Village dorm project is one of several major developments now being built or under consideration in Arcata. Naturally, many city residents want a timeout to consider the consequences. The risks to quality of life posed by the combined impacts of these developments are significant. As always, the greatest threat comes from cars. That said,

The Village – infill push comes to shove

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The Arcata Planning Commission again considered the proposed four-story, 800-resident The Village student housing project last week. Community Development Director David Loya began by presenting newly detailed project alternatives for the project. These included a three-story version which he said would have no new environmental impacts, and

The Village, round 3

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The Tuesday. Dec. 5 Planning Commission meeting on The Village student housing project was everything the previous two weren’t. Civility reigned, with the developer and citizens alike offering views, the commissioners asking questions of staff and the applicant, and all of this devoid of accusations, jeers or