The Land Use Plan designated 526 multi-family units for the Imperial Regional Activity Center (RAC). To make this project financially feasible an additional 660 units are needed in the Imperial RAC, therefore triggering a Land Use Plan amendment. Previous plans, which included fewer multi-family units, were not financially feasible and therefore did not come to fruition.
The Land Use Plan is a guiding document that should be read and understood holistically, not as a mandate. The Plan is not a regulating document. The Land Use Plan states that periodic changes may be necessary to respond to demographic shifts and market trend and those changes should include public input and reviewed by the Planning & Zoning Commission and City Council.