The City of Arcata is working on three important Community Development Plans and is seeking public input.
- The first plan is known as the Housing Element. It will set goals and strategies to meet Arcata’s current and future housing needs by creating policies and plans to preserve, improve and develop diverse housing. The City’s goal with this plan is to create an array of housing opportunities in a range of costs to meet growing demand, while taking economic, environmental and community goals into consideration.
- The second plan is the Local Coastal Program (LCP). Due to sea-level rise, the LCP will address development restrictions in Arcata’s coastal zone. The City’s goal is to take a balanced approach to sea-level rise adaptation considering impacts on agriculture, coastal access, development, wetlands and economic feasibility. Input from community members will be crucial to developing this program.
- The third plan is the Arcata Gateway Specific Area Plan. This document will create an implementation plan for concentrated infill development and redevelopment primarily along the K Street corridor. It will focus on Arcata’s housing and economic development needs with the goal of creating a well-balanced infill development program that encourages City development matching Arcata’s current and future housing, commercial and industrial needs.
In order to create effective and inclusive plans for future development, the City needs public input. A short public housing survey has been created so community members can share their feedback with the Arcata City Council.
Arcata residents, those who would like to live in Arcata and those who are considering living in Arcata are asked to share their experiences regarding housing and economic development opportunities by taking this short survey.
Arcata’s Public Housing Survey can be found here. It will be open to the public until Monday, September 30. All community members are encouraged to participate.
For more information, please call 707-822-5955.