Traffic, access points to be focus of Saturday Fagan Canyon workshop

September 19, 2003
Santa Paula News

Although still mired down in conflict-of-interest issues of city decision-makers, the Charrette process for Fagan Canyon’s is going forward as well as the release of the traffic study of proposed impacts from the proposed development just north of city limits.

By Peggy KellySanta Paula TimesAlthough still mired down in conflict-of-interest issues of city decision-makers, the Charrette process for Fagan Canyon’s is going forward as well as the release of the traffic study of proposed impacts from the proposed development just north of city limits.The Charrette will be held from Oct. 1-7, a process that was presented during the Sept. 2 meeting of the City Council, although members of the council left the room during the presentation.A public workshop to be held Saturday, Sept. 20th, at Blanchard Elementary School will address “Streets, Cars & People of Fagan Canyon” starting at 10 a.m. The workshop is expected to run through 1 p.m. and lunch will be served.The workshop will include discussions of the current traffic conditions in Santa Paula and pedestrian street design in the canyon but of particular interest will be the release of the traffic study results and access points in and out of Fagan Canyon.Sponsor Centex Homes, a national developer that wants to master plan 1,350 to 2,500 homes in the 2,200-acre canyon, the workshop - the last in a series - is urging Santa Paula residents to attend the session and offer input.
At the Sept. 2nd meting, Steve Coyle explained the workings of a Charrette, designed to “balance community needs and desires” and help gain public support.Centex Homes has noted in the past that traffic impacts from a developed Fagan Canyon will be felt in the city.Coyle said the Charrette is a “time-compressed collaborative planning process that harnesses the talents and energies of all interested and impacted parties” to create an accepted project through shared vision.Charrettes greatly increase the likelihood of success for an approved plan by multiple design and feedback cycles from a centralized location. The studio is open to the public who can offer input into the work of designers, engineers, public/private organizations and city staff, among other professionals working on a project, Coyle noted.“We want to make it as simple and easy as possible for people to access the studio” to help produce an “adoptable, buildable plan. . .”For more information visit the project Web site at www.FaganCanyon.com



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