Villages at Cascade Head preliminary master plan update
On Monday, November 20, consultants will share a new development concept for the Villages at Cascade Head in a city council workshop from 5:30 – 7:30 PM in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 801 SW Highway 101. Everyone is invited to attend, or watch online or on Charter/Spectrum Channel 4.
This is not a hearing so the city council will not be taking public testimony. The public is welcome to stay after the council’s workshop to discuss the project and the potential for the property with consultants and city officials in an hour-long open house format.
The original plan for development is 20 years old. Now that Lincoln City residents own a majority of the Villages property, city officials are reviewing the plan in light of community needs and current ideas about development. In August, consultants presented the city council with an assessment of the existing conditions, current engineering and economic realities, development potential, and financial feasibility. In September, Laurence Qamar, architect and town planner, shared a concept that concentrates development in the south portion of the property and preserves the rougher land to the north in a more natural state.
These materials and the September 26th meeting video are available from the city’s webpage: www.lincolncity.org. The newest concept is part of the council’s packet for Monday’s workshop, also available from the city’s website.
City officials must think like both a regulator and a developer in order to protect the value of this wonderful asset. Unlike for-profit developers city officials are responsible for the well-being of our entire community and consequently, want to collaborate with neighbors and others in the community in order to achieve the best possible result for all.