2011-06-02 / Community

T.O. Boulevard Plan available for scrutiny

EIR released this week, public comment period opens

The results of an environmental impact report on the proposed Thousand Oaks Boulevard Specific Plan is now available to the public.

The approximately 1,500-page document details the expected impact of a plan to allow changes to be made along the city’s namesake thoroughfare.

The idea was proposed by the Thousand Oaks Business Improvement District in 2009. The BID is made up of property owners on the boulevard, including the city of Thousand Oaks, who paid for the plan themselves with a self-imposed tax.

The plan proposes land-use changes and new design standards for a 275-acre area in the core of Thousand Oaks. It seeks to allow for taller buildings, retail-residential developments and fewer parking restrictions in an area from Moorpark Road to Duesenberg Drive.

The impact report is available for public review and comment through July 11. Both it and the specific plan may be obtained from the city website at www.toaks.org/downtown or contacting Rick Burgess at (805) 449-2326 or rburgess@toaks.org

For those wishing to obtain hard copies or a CD of the impact report, duplication costs are: $100, twovolume set; $65, Volume I (text of EIR); $72, Volume I with CD; and $7 CD (Volumes I & II).

A joint study session of the City Council and planning commission will be held Tues., June 21 at 7 p.m. in the council chambers, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., to review the Thousand Oaks Boulevard Specific Plan and the draft environmental report. Public comments will be welcome, although voting will not take place at this meeting. The plan is expected to go before the planning commission this fall.

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