Strategic Infill Redevelopment Program

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City Council Meeting

At the June 22 meeting of the City Council, staff will review the draft community engagement report and share next steps in engagement. The meeting will be held at 6 pm and can be attended in perosn at 736 F Street, Arcata, or via Zoom Communications and the link to the meeting is

Or you can join by phone: *67 1-669-900-6833, Enter Meeting ID:  935 0963 5744

Full agenda can be viewed here. 


On Wednesday, June 29 from 12-1:30 p.m., there will be an hour-long presentation from the City’s design consultant, Ben Noble, as well as 30 minutes for general Q&A from the public following the presentation. The session will be held as a lunch “brown bag” session and will be recorded and available on the City’s YouTube channel and the City’s website after the meeting. 

This session will contain multiple informational segments, including 1) an introduction to form-based codes and how they function in regulating physical form, including examples from other northern California communities; 2) information regarding the current thinking from the City’s consultant on a form-based code’s application in our local context, as well as a review of guiding design principles currently under consideration; and 3) an overview of options for permit requirements within a form-based code model.

To attend the meeting, please use the following link: 

Or join by phone:1-669-900-6833  
Webinar ID: 826 1163 4660

If you are unable to attend the meeting but would like to submit comments, please do so to David Loya at and copy Delo Freitas at Staff will ensure that questions submitted by June 28 are either addressed in the presentation or asked of the City’s consultant during the Q&A section of the recorded session. 

Notice of Preparation of Environmental Impact Report

The City of Arcata released the Notice of Preparation (NOP) of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the General Plan Update. This EIR process includes an analysis of the Gateway Area Plan draft as a new Element of the City’s General Plan, and associated zoning changes needed in order to implement the General Plan.  The NOP review period began on Friday, February 4 and closed on Monday, March 7 at 5:00 p.m. 

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