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Re: sidewalk setback

September 11, 2017

Hello Louise, hello Barbara,

I trust that this finds you well.

I am interested in this issue, and I am happy not to attend (or to attend, if 
that would help) a meeting. I have two questions/comments:

(1) What is the reason for wider setbacks, in general? (or, the advantages and 
disadvantages of wider versus narrower?)

(2) In an existing residental neighborhood, one which is going to stay mostly 
residential, when a house for a family is converted into several-bedroom 
housing, we wind up with a long-term in-and-out sidewalk. There is an example 
on the north side of Grant around 32nd Street. I do not like that, so I lean 
toward Louise Ferrell's suggestion.

For Louise's suggestion, it would probably mean that a builder would spend less 
money to convert a family house to several-bedroom housing.

Sherri Johnson, the president of Harding Neighborhood Neighborhood Association, 
has been interested in this issue, so I am copying this email to her.

Thanks. If I can help in any way, let me know. Good luck.

Best wishes,

Bill Glassmire

From: Ward 4
Sent: Monday, September 11, 2017 7:35 AM
To: Louise Ferrell
Cc: Bull, Barbara; Glassmire, Bill
Subject: Re: sidewalk setback

Hi Louise,

Thanks for contacting me.  Let's see if we can find a time to meet with staff 
to discuss this further.


From: "Louise Ferrell" <lferrell2@xxxxxxxx>
To: ward4@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Sunday, September 10, 2017 6:01:32 PM
Subject: sidewalk setback

At the meeting of the planning commission I was asked if I could write a 
suggested change to the building code which requires 9 ft setbacks for the 
sidewalk on major streets.

Perhaps there could be an exception in the code for residential zoned  
neighborhoods that are already built.

Thank you for taking an interest in my request for modification of the sidewalk 
setback requirement.

Louise Ferrell

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