The City of Arcata invites the community to join City staff for a walking tour of Arcata’s “Gateway Plan Area".
The Gateway Plan Area is a 106-acre location west of K Street that is expected to be rezoned when the City’s General Plan is updated. This area could possibly be redeveloped into housing in the future.
Tour participants will have the opportunity to explore locations within this area with high potential for redevelopment. Community members will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss potential effects of new housing units in the area, the potential size and height of the housing units, environmental considerations including wetland and stream restoration, historic preservation, and aesthetic and safety improvements that could be made.
The tour will take approximately one hour, and there are two upcoming tours on Friday, October 15 from 5 to 6 PM and Saturday, October 16 from 10:45 AM to 12 PM. Participants are asked to meet outside in front of Arcata City Hall, located at 736 F Street. Reservations are not required, and a preview of the walking route can be found here. Attendees must wear a face covering regardless of vaccination status and follow adopted COVID-19 safety protocols.
Community feedback received during the walking tours will be used to help shape the way Arcata looks in the future. Over the past year, the Community Development Department has hosted five walking tours with the City Council and community members and has facilitated two virtual Arcata visioning sessions with members of the public to inform and engage the community on updates to the City’s General Plan policies, which will impact how the City of Arcata will look, function, provide services and manage resources for the next 20 years. Community feedback gathered from previous public outreach events can be reviewed here.
Community members who wish to share their input on Arcata’s future development plans are also encouraged to take the Community Vision survey in English or in Spanish here. For more information on the walking tours or City planning efforts, please call 707-825-2213 or email Senior Planner Delo Freitas at firstname.lastname@example.org.