Chair: Ryan Afari
Members: Audrey von Ahrens (Stakeholder), Patti Berman, Tyler Murphy, Simon Ha (Stakeholder), Lauren Mishkind (Stakeholder), Cody Nowak, Reeyan Raynes (Stakeholder), Jim Sarratori, Lori Summers, John Swartz (Stakeholder), and Tonja Boykin (Stakeholder)
The Planning & Land Use Committee focuses on the broad variety of planning issues such as reviewing and approving liquor and cannabis licenses, major entitlement filings for large developments, and zoning changes. The Committee facilitates and provides a forum for public discussion and input on individual projects and general policy decisions re-shaping Downtown’s landscape. Our goal is to encourage innovative and responsible land use planning that improves Downtown for all current and future stakeholders, including residents, businesses, workers, and the City as a whole. We recognize that the redevelopment of Downtown has both social and economic impacts, and that the on-going transformation of our metropolis is occurring against the background of cultural and historic resources that must be preserved. Our guiding principles encourage excellent architecture and design that is sustainable, transit-oriented, pedestrian-friendly, and compatible with existing and developing uses in the many neighborhoods that make up Downtown.