Planners to discuss rules for Croman site development

The Planning Commission will discuss development rules for the Croman Mill site on Tuesday.

The 7 p.m. meeting in the City Council Chambers will likely be the commission's last look at the Croman plan before it sees the final plan for the 70-acre south Ashland property in January.

"They're going to have a discussion amongst themselves and try to let staff know if there is any particular area of concern," said Maria Harris, planning manager for the city.

City planners hope to bring the final plan for the city's largest piece of undeveloped land before the City Council in February.

On Tuesday, commissioners will fine-tune the draft version of the development and street standards for the property.

The standards include a section on sustainable development, which calls for using bio soils to treat storm-water runoff and pervious paving to create "green parking," according to Harris.

The street standards are largely similar to those in other areas in Ashland, but include some new options, such as creating bike lanes that are separated from car traffic, Harris said.

"We're just basically tailoring the set of standards to apply to the Croman property specifically," she said.

The meeting is a continuation of a Nov. 10 discussion on the standards.

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