Category: Downtown

View of planned Redlands Blvd area downtown
Planned multi-modal Redlands Blvd near downtown.

Revisiting Measure G: Development in the time of Covid

People in Redlands have not forgotten about Measure G, which our city council unanimously supported. Here’s a great letter from a Redlands resident that recently appeared in the Redlands Community News: With another election date drawing near, it is more important than ever to revisit the former Measure G, which was so soundly defeated by …

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Chart showing height of 3 story bldg downtown
A three story building downtown can be as high as 58.5 feet. Page 4:18 of Transit Villages Specific Plan.

Transit Village Plan Still Calls for Tall Buildings

Friends of Redlands want to inform Redlanders about the city’s plans for the future of their city. Friends of Redlands has been studying the city of Redlands General Plan, Downtown Specific Plan and Transit Villages Specific Plan Draft. On March 3, voters in Redlands defeated Measure G by a resounding 64.8%. Every district voted the …

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Departure Platform
A train departs the station.

FOR’s Recommendations for Transit Villages EIR

Friends of Redlands sent suggestions to the City regarding the Environmental Impact Report for the proposed “transit villages” around the 3 Redlands stations serving the train to San Bernardino.  Here are our suggestions: Provide for increased policing and fire protection in proportion to the expected future increase in population due to apartment living, and to …

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Downtown Parking Structure
Design of recently approved downtown parking structure.

The Future of Redlands–Parking Downtown

Friends of Redlands has been studying the City of Redlands’ General Plan, Downtown Specific Plan and the Transit Villages Specific Plan Draft (here after designated TVSP). The parking component of the TVSP is insufficient for the success of downtown. As TVSP states, “Sufficient parking is essential to the success of downtown.” We do not believe …

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