Chairman Bill Veits said the latest study of an area concentrated on the Route 72 corridorand involved several land-use officials and others interested in the area.
But that study stopped when the highway reached downtown, said Veits
"This could be a continuum of the Route 72 study that we did," said Veits
There is "a big mixture" of uses along Route 72 in the West End, said Veits
and other commissioners would like to see "some semblance of uniformity" in the area.
said it would not be limited to Route 72, but include surrounding roads as well.
The study should be separate from what the school board is doing with regard to Clara T. O'Connell School
said, but that when finished, the two could be combined for a broader view of the neighborhood.
"More heads are better than one," Veits
and Soares stressed that the idea is in the beginning stages.
"This is just a proposal," said Veits
."This is the first step.It's just a proposal to do a study."
Both commissioners said they'd like to see the city hire a consultant to do the work, though they said it isn't clear how much it would cost or whether the city would opt to pay for it.Veits
said it would likely cost less than $100,000 and could take a year or two to complete.