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But what is Allandale?
Thursday, April 20, 2017 by Elizabeth Pagano
On Tuesday, City Council Member Leslie Pool assured her colleagues via the City Council Message Board that a resolution to define the border between Rosedale and Allandale was “a District 7 housekeeping change to sync the neighborhood boundaries with the planning area boundaries.” It all seemed very calm for a day. But Wednesday, a post from Council Member Jimmy Flannigan hinted there might be more to discuss. Flannigan wrote, “I think the planning area boundaries should follow logical planning principles, not just neighborhood association lines. I think it makes much more sense to plan the proposed area with Rosedale and keeping Hancock as the border between areas rather than add that area to Allendale when there is no connectivity between it and the rest of the area. Keeping the planning areas as-is (divided by Hancock) would keep Bull Creek Rd and 45th in the same contiguous planning area, rather than split between two. Is there some pressing need to make this map change now separate from initiating the plan for Rosedale? Couldn’t the map change be made at that time when a more robust conversation about the planning process could be had?” The item will be up for discussion during today’s City Council meeting.
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