Friday, December 18, 2009

There is a lot of talk on the East Bluff about the concept of the Neighborhood Store. The East Bluff is changing so rapidly and we are seeing more people from the neighborhood beginning to speak out about the needs of the neighborhood. For too long now, commissions have been meeting and deciding what the people in "these neighborhoods" need.

e need to understand exactly what a neighborhood store is, because Planning and Development has a new tool in their arsenal called the Neighborhood Code. It is a zoning tool being used to bring business to vacant commercial buildings on the East Bluff.

Zoning is slippery, but the Neighborhood Store concept is easy. It is based on the simple concept that the business must service the people living in the immediate neighborhood? A place you can walk tois. Cookie Shack is a neighborhood store: