Agoura Hills Residents Push Big Box Referendum

Date: 1 Oct 2001 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

Hoping to protect their community’s semi-rural landscape and lifestyle, a group of residents and small business owners in Agoura Hills, California are pushing for a ballot initiative that would ban retail stores larger than 60,000 square feet. Agoura Hills is a town of 20,000 people located about 35 miles north of Los Angeles. Citizens for Responsible Development (CRD) began organizing earlier this year after a developer proposed building a 255,000 square foot retail complex south of Highway 101. … Read More

Santa Cruz Measure Ensures Diversity Of Downtown Businesses

Date: 1 Nov 2000 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

After a 1989 earthquake destroyed virtually all of its central business district, the city of Santa Cruz, California adopted the Downtown Recovery Plan (DRP), a comprehensive policy for rebuilding the downtown in accordance with several community goals. A decade later, many of these objectives have been met. Downtown Santa Cruz is a healthy, pedestrian-oriented mix of commercial, residential, and public uses. … Read More

Mamaroneck, Ny Enacts Law Governing Development Beyond Its Borders

Date: 1 Aug 2000 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

The town of Mamaroneck, New York recently took steps to protect its character and environment from large-scale developments that abut, adjoin, or are adjacent to its borders. Under a zoning ordinance enacted in April, the town now requires these developments to undergo a comprehensive review and obtain a permit from the Mamaroneck Town Board. … Read More