On September 22, 2021 the Redding City Council decided unanimously to hold several workshops to receive additional information prior to making any decisions regarding the future of the property surrounding the Civic Auditorium and the Rodeo Grounds. The City Council ultimately has several options available to it, ranging from taking no action to considering an unsolicited proposal the Council received from Populus, The McConnell Foundation, K2 Development Companies, and Turtle Bay Exploration Park.
After a lengthy meeting with many comments from the community, the Council directed City staff to gather information about what regulations would be involved in a land sale, what the process would look like to develop a Master Plan with the City as the lead, and other important elements so that the Council, along with the public, would have full knowledge of what the future of the area might become and how best to achieve that result.
Each of the four workshops will be open to the public to provide space for public comment and a full review of the processes that would be involved to achieve the goals ultimately approved by the Council. Per City Manager Barry Tippin, “the City Council understands the importance of the discussion surrounding these valuable community properties and has insisted on robust community dialogue. The Council feels it is critical to dedicate the time necessary to fully understand what actions can be taken, what actions the citizens would like to take place, and how we can best utilize these city assets for future generations,” said Tippin.
The City Council will not take any action at the proposed workshop meetings but the Council has asked that Populus, The McConnell Foundation, K2 Development Companies, and Turtle Bay Exploration Park present their proposal at the workshops in order for more members of the community to understand the proposal and help formulate opinions regarding the next steps.
Visit www.cityofredding.org/landdiscussion for project details.