I had wanted to attend Thursday night's community meeting hosted by Walnut Creek regarding the Neiman Marcus proposal. The city was going to provide a summary of community comments that were received at two community workshops held on January 31 and February 11.
But alas, I couldn't get to the meeting. A combination of work deadline and child care issues kept me home. The city's Planning Commission will hold a public hearing this coming Thursday on the new Neiman Marcus proposal , at which the developer, Broadway Plaza owner Macerich, will share comments from those public workshops.
The Commission will listen to those comments, hear how and if Macerich plans to address them, and continue the matter until April 2, at which time the Commission will make a recommendation to the City Council on whether to allow General Plan and Zoning Map amendments necessary for the current proposal to go forward.
I'm also interested to hear from anyone who attended those workshops.
The reason: After I posted this, "After WC city leaders and Broadway Plaza (finally) listen to what people have to say, they receive more favorable feedback on Neiman Marcus, a reader complained about the format of the workshops, saying they actually limited honest, open feedback, and were perhaps designed to elicit positive response to the project.