All of this comes on the heels of a long and thorough effort back in the 2005-07 effort to make downtown an eclectic collection of a wide range of business enterprises and to make it easy for people to start a new business in downtown.
THE GUARDIAN is concerned the good taste police are overstepping and creating more red tape in a city known to be difficult to do business.
If this goes through it is important to note the downtown area is defined as 12th avenue to Paynter and from Grant Street to the RR tracks. The "downtown zone" is in no way the same as that defined by the urban renewal agency. That zone goes from Dearborn to the RR tracks and from Simplot Blvd to 10th Ave., if I remember it correctly.
These proposed changes will go before the Caldwell City Council on July 7th at the regularly scheduled City Council Meeting. These changes come on the heels of the ordinance changes to prohibit Pay-Day Loans in Caldwell. The short title of this is 2014 Zoning Ordinance Modifications.
Update: I got a call from P&Z Director, Brian Billingsley and upon reflection he wants to take another look at what was put together and run it by some folks for their review along with a group of citizens before the final effort goes before the City Council.