By Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa
Residents got their first opportunity to give feedback on the city’s proposed new general plan on Saturday.
Armed with a series of land use definitions and maps of two different proposals from the general plan Technical Advisory Committee, residents at each table scribbled, sketched and sticky-noted their opinions, concerns and suggestions on the maps before reporting to the larger group.
The consensus among the 100 residents who attended the meeting at the Casa Grande Community Recreation Center was that the city would need greater variety in the types of housing, a greater density of housing near the downtown area to fill in empty lots and more space for commercial and industrial land and better designed gateways to the city to welcome visitors. The suggestions also left plenty of land open for rural and agricultural uses at the edge of the city.