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Planco forwards statue removal plans to City Council, statue’s suitors disclosed

Planco forwards statue removal plans to City Council, statue’s suitors disclosed

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – It’s all systems go for removal of the McKinley statue from the Plaza, with the project’s paperwork ready to go, at least one serious statue suitor in the wings and the City Council poised to spell out details at their regular meeting Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 6

Supes make pick for county’s Planning Commission

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Humboldt County supervisors discussed the importance of gender diversity in making an appointment to the Planning Commission but also emphasized that their female pick is the most qualified of 16 candidates.  Arcata Planning Commissioner Melanie McCavour, an environmental impact assessment consultant and environmental sciences and management lecturer at

Two new downtown Arcata cannabis vendors OK’d

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The Planning Commission last week approved use permits for two new downtown cannabis vendors. The new cannabis retailers are Pacific Paradise, a 48-year-old existing shop located at 1087 H St., and The Fireplace, located at 1041 F St., Suite A.  The new vendors are the first to

Permits sought for new downtown cannabis shops

Jack Durham Mad River Union ARCATA – The Arcata Planning Commission will consider issuing permits for two new cannabis stores proposed for Downtown Arcata at its meeting Tuesday, Jan. 9 beginning at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 736 F St. Humboldt County’s oldest head shop, Pacific Paradise at 1087 H St., is seeking a use

ACRH wants to see what HSU blacked out in The Village document dump

Mad River Union ARCATA – They who hold “The Village” student housing project in low esteem and want it replaced with a less dense alternative are asking for more documents detailing Humboldt State University’s involvement with the developers. A Public Records Act request by Arcata Citizens for Responsible Housing recently resulted in a 369-page document

Deadlocked Planco punts Village to council

Note: This story appeared in the May 16 edition of the Union. Updates appear at the end of the story. – Ed. Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – An even-numbered Planning Commission last week deadlocked 2–2 on approval of findings required for The Village student housing complex. But that doesn’t end consideration of

Arcata Main Street annual luncheon brings update on city issues

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Local businessfolk enjoyed wild mushroom lasagna, salad and a summary of current events by Arcata leaders at the annual Arcata Main Street (AMS) luncheon in the Plaza View Room last Thursday afternoon. Dan Tangney, tireless AMS volunteer (and as of last week, chair of Arcata’s Planning Commission),

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

With recreational cannabis legalized, why did Arcata’s dispensaries close their doors?

Note: On Tuesday afternoon, Humboldt Patient Resource Center received its Adult Use permit, allowing it to sell recreational cannabis starting Wednesday, Jan. 10. See the story update here. – Ed. Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – “Why in the heck are Arcata’s cannabis dispensaries not open as of Jan. 1?” asked the note slipped

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