A closer look at the city’s plans for housing and the use of federal block grants will be offered at Wednesday’s meeting of the Westminster City Council.
The city will hold a public hearing on the annual action plan for affordable housing (Home Investment Partnership Act) and community development. Priorities for the 2018-19 year will include a focus on economic opportunity reflecting the effects of the city’s new general plan.
- an enhanced look and feel of Westminster through updated building facades, landscaping and streetscaping;
- improvement of commercial areas that can compete with the surrounding communities;
- focus on six mixed-use areas – Civic Center, downtown Westminster Boulevard, Beach Boulevard, Little Saigon, Westminster Mall and the Northwest District;
- attraction and retention of retail tenants that generate high sales tax revenues;
- support for the retention, expansion and attraction of businesses that provide living wage jobs suited to the skills of residents;
- encouragement of office and industrial development centers that expand job opportunities.
Also on the agenda is a proposal to build 65 low-income housing units at 7122 Westminster Blvd.
The council meets in its chambers at 8200 Westminster Blvd. at 7 p.m.