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Of the Keizertimes

Keizer is one step closer to predicting the future, thanks to action taken Monday.

After months of meetings at various levels, members of the Keizer City Council approved the Housing Needs Analysis (HNA) and Economic Opportunities Analysis (EOA) study, despite repeated complaints of faulty numbers being used.

Also addressed was the issue of whether land needed for schools in the future would have to be taken out of the city’s Buildable Land Inventory (BLI) of 267 acres set aside for residential properties.

Nate Brown, director of Community Development for the city, shared a document from a planning specialist with the Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD).

“Keizer would have the flexibility to be more proactive in how it would respond to such a situation,” wrote Gordon Howard. “The city could also require the school district, as a condition of a rezoning approval, to demonstrate that the district would not diminish the residential land supply as a result of the rezone.”

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