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Infrastructure and population growth in Arcata's Gateway

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Gateway residents Patricia Cambianica and James Becker greeted stakeholders arriving to the City of Arcata's Gateway Open House on January 21 at the Community Center. They worry that large apartment buildings will cast shadows on their 7th street home.

Arcata is planning for population growth. In December, city officials released a draft plan to rezone 64 square blocks of west of the plaza to accommodate apartment buildings.

Critics say the plan provides insufficient details on how police, fire, and wastewater treatment systems will handle the growth.

The city's chief planner says that conversation is premature. David Loya says the community must first decide on land uses and maximum building heights in the Gateway.

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The city will host a walking tour of the Gateway on January 29. Meet at the corner of M and Alliance at 10 AM.