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Communication #7

Dear Friends,

How high should we go? That’s the question raised by The Hub and other new and proposed 60-plus foot buildings. For over a year, the City Development Department has been working to develop a new zone—Neighborhood Community Commercial (NCC)—that would reduce height limits on new construction from 60 feet to 45 feet in areas north and west of Downtown, Southside, and Sunnyside.

This is an important and complex issue, involving the effort to balance neighborhood integrity, city character, and high density. Friends of Flagstaff’s Future is following the discussion closely and will make recommendations.

• We would like your input! Please send your ideas and comments:
• You can read responses to the city-hosted survey on building heights here:
• In the first 14 minutes Dan provides a very clear description of the goals and process. You can listen to Zoning Code Manager Dan Symer’s presentation here:

You can attend the virtual work sessions and give comments at public hearings on the zoning code proposal:

Planning and Zoning Work Session—August 12, 2020

City Council Work Session—August 25, 2020

Planning and Zoning potential Public Hearing—September 2020

City Council potential Public Hearing—October 2020

The virtual Planning and Zoning work sessions will be available at:

The virtual City Council work session will be available at:

If you want more information about Friends of Flagstaff’s Future, take a look at our website: or our Facebook page.

Let’s create the change we want to be! Stay healthy!

The Board of Friends of Flagstaff’s Future

Local Efforts: Good Information to Have and to Share

F3 Membership Renewal:
• Don’t forget to renew your Friends of Flagstaff’s Future membership! Join us in making a real difference!

2020 Census:

• We are behind on filling out the 2020 Census! Community funding and democratic representation are determined by census results. Respond today at or call 844-330-2020 for English or 844-468-2020 for Spanish.

Achieving Carbon Neutrality in Flagstaff:

• Help update Flagstaff’s Climate Action and Adaptation Plan to achieve community-wide carbon neutrality by the year 2030. Register your suggestions for action:

Downtown Flagstaff Vision & Action Plan Survey:

• Identify priorities and initiatives to guide improvements in Downtown over the next three to ten years.

Artists wanted for pilot project to beautify traffic signal cabinets:

• Contact Beautification, Arts & Sciences Project Administrator Jana Weldon: 928-863-4298 or apply at:

General contact information:
• To Attend City Council meetings virtually:
• To attend Coconino County meetings virtually: or call 928-679-7144.
• To access City Commissions including Open Space, Sustainability, Planning and Zoning:

Educational and New Ideas

NAU’s Oral History of the Flagstaff 2020 Community Visioning Project, 1996-1997
• F3 was a major partner in this important effort to develop a comprehensive community vision and action plan!:

Legendary farmer-poet-writer Wendell Berry turns 86 years old this month
• Read some of his best work at: