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Council voted to rezone 26 acres as 'high density'

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Posted: Monday, October 1, 2012 6:57 pm | Updated: 8:58 am, Tue Oct 2, 2012.

City Council voted 7-0 Monday night to rezone certain sections of the city to "high density residential" in order to meet state requirements of low-income housing.

The decision was voted on in a cluster of other city business, so no discussion took place. 

Twenty-six acres within the city were rezoned to high density, raising the minimum unit per acre from 16 to 20 in these areas.

Areas the City rezoned as high density include empty parcels in on First Street near Santa Teresa Boulevard, a lot on Santa Teresa Boulevard near Third Street, a parcel on Wren Avenue near Welburn Avenue, a lot on Church Street near Welburn Avenue, property in various places on Monterey Street, lots near Chestnut and Tenth streets and a lot on Thomas Road.

Also during Monday's meeting, Council voted 7-0 to approve a $225,810 federal grant for the purchase of seven new cardiac monitors for the Gilroy Fire Department. The City must match 10 percent of the grant funds in the amount of $25,090.

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  • MonochromeB posted at 2:53 pm on Wed, Oct 31, 2012.

    MonochromeB Posts: 3

    All it takes is a single unit separated from all the High-Density units to turn it from High to Mixed Density, but still work toward getting the City out of the way of the housing deficiency bullet which is still coming. Look at Don Gage's list of campaign contributors to reveal the number of very well known developers behind Gage's effort at reseating himself in Gilroy politics.

  • Dear Gilroy posted at 12:51 pm on Wed, Oct 3, 2012.

    Dear Gilroy Posts: 32

    Okay, that was beyond stupid. I am told that if I want to read the rest of the article I have to 'sign up as a subscriber'. So I do, but where is the rest of the story?

  • KingNicholas2 posted at 5:10 am on Wed, Oct 3, 2012.

    KingNicholas2 Posts: 411

    future slums