Mill plans on the table

Mill plans on the table

The Ashland City Council is set to decide whether to adopt redevelopment plans for the former Croman Mill site.

The plans include offices, shops, housing and space for a park, which city officials hope will create more family-wage jobs.

Two members of the Planning Commission who disagree with the Croman plan crafted a minority report, but the commission voted 5-3 against sending that report to the City Council. Commission vice chairman Michael Dawkins and commission member Melanie Mindlin said they will present the minority report to the council as individuals tonight.

The minority report lists 11 concerns Dawkins and Mindlin have about the Croman plan, including that it "does not aggressively manage growth" and it "will need community funding." The possibility has been raised that infrastructure improvements could be made on the land through a special tax district.

Read the full story at the Mail Tribune.

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