2012/05/21

Master Plan

Filed under: time machine,Urban Planning — WmX @ 08:53


Does anyone know the politically correct replacement words for Master Plan? Expert Plan? Large Area Plan? Comprehensive Plan?

(an excerpt from Charlottesville City Council June 15, 1959 minutes)

A COMMUNICATION WAS PRESENTED FROM THE ALBEMARLE S. P. C. A. PROPOSING A CONTRACT WITH THE CITY UNDER WHICH THE S. P. C. A. WOULD CARE FOR THE CITY’S STRAY DOGS. ON MOTION BY MR. COLEMAN, SECONDED BY MR. SCRIBNER, THIS MATTER WAS REFERRED TO THE DOG COMMITTEE.

THE FOLLOWING COMMUNICATION WAS PRESENTED:

JUNE 12, 1959

THE HONORABLE CITY COUNCIL
CITY OF CHARLOTTESVILLE

GENTLEMEN:
THIS LETTER IS TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE PRESENTATION AND RELEASE OF THE CHARLOTTESVILLE MASTER PLAN ON JUNE 9, 1959 BY THE CITY PLANNING COMMISSION. INCLUDED BELOW ARE THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING PERTAINING TO THE MASTER PLAN.

THE MASTER PLAN WAS PRESENTED TO THE COMMISSION BY MR. ROBINSON WHO STATED THAT THE REPORT IS A CONDENSATION OF NINE INDIVIDUAL REPORTS PREVIOUSLY SUBMITTED AND THE PLAN AS PRESENTED INCLUDES THE REVISIONS MADE BY THE CITY PLANNING COMMISSION. HE ALSO STATED THAT THE PLAN PROVIDES FOR A CONTROLLED AND BALANCED EXPANSION OF PHYSICAL FACILITIES
TO SERVE THE GROWING CITY AND FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF EXISTING FACILITIES LEADING TO ELIMINATION OF SLUMS, TRAFFIC CONGESTION, AND INADEQUATE PARKING.
MR. ROBINSON FURTHER STATED THAT HE HAS ESPECIALLY ENJOYED HIS ASSOCIATION WITH THE PLANNING COMMISSION MEMBERS, PUBLIC OFFICIALS, CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS,
OFFICIAL BOARDS AND PRIVATE CITIZENS IN THE PREPARATION OF THE MASTER PLAN.
HE COMMENDED THE PLANNING COMMISSION AND RELATED CITY OFFICIALS FOR THEIR UNTIRING EFFORTS AND INTELLIGENT STUDY WHICH ARE REFLECTED IN THE PLAN.

ON MOTION BY MR. GRIGG, SECONDED BY MR. YOUELL, AND UNANIMOUSLY ADOPTED, THE COMMISSION ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE CHARLOTTESVILLE CITY PLANNING COMMISSION WISHES TO CONGRATULATE THE FIRM OF HARLAND BARTHOLOMEW AND ASSOCIATES,
AND ESPECIALLY THE SERVICES OF ITS TWO FINE REPRESENTATIVES: MR. FREDERIC M. ROBINSON, ASSISTANT MANAGER OF THE SOUTHEASTERN OFFICE, AND MR. JOSEPH M. Ross, FIELD REPRESENTATIVE, WHO CONTRIBUTED SO EXPERTLY TO THE PREPARATION OF OUR MASTER PLAN. WE WISH TO EXPRESS TO THEM THE SINCERE APPRECIATION OF ALL FOR WHAT THEY HAVE DONE.

SINCERELY YOURS,

LORIN A. THOMPSON (SIGNED)
LORIN A. THOMPSON
CHAIRMAN

A MOTION BY MR. WEINBERG, SECONDED BY MR. COLEMAN, THAT THE MASTER PLAN BE RECEIVED AND THAT THE PLANNING COMMISSION BE COMMENDED AND SINCERELY THANKED FOR THEIR MANY HOURS OF SERVICE AND VALUABLE ASSISTANCE IN THE PREPARATION OF THIS
REPORT WAS UNANIMOUSLY ADOPTED.

THE CITY MANAGER REPORTED THAT HE HAD RECEIVED NUMEROUS COMPLAINTS ABOUT THE PIGEONS IN THE CITY AND RECOMMENDED THAT AN ANTI PIGEON ORDINANCE BE CONSIDERED.

1 Comment »

  1. I love that they had a “Dog Committee”. I can see them at the table, poker-faced with cards in hand.
    Also the “Anti-Pigeon Ordinance” is funny, unless you’re a pigeon. Dog Committee at work…
    Domination Plan?

    Comment by Jim — 2012/05/22 @ 11:08

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