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[[Image:Walnut creek.jpg|thumb|250px|Broadway Plaza]]{{TOCnestright}}'''Walnut Creek Measure I''' will be on the {{nov03ca2009}} in {{contra costa}} for voters in the City of Walnut Creek.<ref>[http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_13348956?nclick_check=1 ''Contra Costa Times'', "Voters to decide on Neiman Marcus proposal for Broadway Plaza", September 16, 2009]</ref>
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[[Image:Walnut creek.jpg|thumb|250px|Broadway Plaza]]{{TOCnestright}}A '''City of Walnut Creek Broadway Plaza, Measure I''' ballot question was on the {{nov03ca2009}} for voters in the City of Walnut Creek in {{contra costa}}, where it was '''approved.'''<ref>[http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_13348956?nclick_check=1 ''Contra Costa Times'', "Voters to decide on Neiman Marcus proposal for Broadway Plaza", September 16, 2009]</ref>
  
Measure I, if approved, will give Macerich, a real-estate development company, the right to build a two-story store at Broadway Plaza that is intended to house Neiman Marcus.<ref>[http://www.contracostatimes.com/politics-government/ci_13499440?nclick_check=1 ''Contra Costa Times'', "East Bay voters to head to polls Nov. 3", October 7, 2009]</ref>
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Measure I gave Macerich, a real-estate development company, the right to build a two-story store at Broadway Plaza that is intended to house Neiman Marcus.<ref>[http://www.contracostatimes.com/politics-government/ci_13499440?nclick_check=1 ''Contra Costa Times'', "East Bay voters to head to polls Nov. 3", October 7, 2009]</ref>
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Measure I required the developer "to provide street and intersection improvements and financial contributions toward parking and transportation improvements, but would allow the developer to meet the city's parking requirements with an employee-only parking lot."<ref name=cbs>[http://cbs5.com/localwire/22.0.html?type=bcn&item=MEASURE-I-22-26 ''CBS 5'', "Voters to decide whether to bring Neiman Marcus store to Broadway Plaza", October 23, 2009]</ref>
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==Election results==
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{{Short outcome
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| title = Measure I
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| yes = 16,446
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| yespct = 71.37
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| no = 6,596
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| nopct = 28.63
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| unresolved =
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| state = Local
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| percent = 50.0
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: ''These final, certified, election results are from the [http://www.cocovote.us/ERSummary.aspx?eid=21 Contra Costa County election office]''.
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==Support==
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Supporters argued that Measure I would:
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* Bring additional sales tax revenue to the city
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* Improve parking and safety for drivers and pedestrians in the downtown area
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* Create new jobs.<ref name=cbs/>
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The editorial board of the "Contra Costa Times" supported a "yes" vote on Measure I.<ref>[http://www.contracostatimes.com/opinion/ci_13679586?nclick_check=1 ''Contra Costa Times'', "Recommendations for Tuesday's East Bay election", October 30, 2009]</ref>
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==Opposition==
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Opponents said that Measure I would:
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* The proposed Neiman Marcus store would "exacerbate traffic and parking problems in the already congested downtown area."
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* Allow the developer to "avoid paying for standard traffic and parking mitigations designed to protect the public's interests."
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* It would "allow the developer to double the floor space currently allowed without guaranteeing that the new store would be a Neiman Marcus store."<ref name=cbs/>
  
 
==Ballot question==
 
==Ballot question==
  
The ballot question is, "Shall the ordinance allowing a new two-story retail anchor building, such as a Neiman Marcus store, of approximately half the square footage of the Nordstrom building, in Broadway Plaza at South Main St. and Mt. Diablo Blvd.; increasing the site’s floor-to-area ratio limit; and addressing parking and transportation issues by amending the Walnut Creek General Plan and Zoning Ordinance; and approving a Development Agreement, be adopted?"
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==See also==
 
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==External links==
 
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* [http://www.cocovote.us/OfficeCandidates.aspx?eid=21&oid=660&pid=-1 Text of Measure I]
 
* [http://www.cocovote.us/OfficeCandidates.aspx?eid=21&oid=660&pid=-1 Text of Measure I]
  
 
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Revision as of 06:53, 15 February 2013

Broadway Plaza
A City of Walnut Creek Broadway Plaza, Measure I ballot question was on the November 3, 2009 ballot for voters in the City of Walnut Creek in Contra Costa County, where it was approved.[1]

Measure I gave Macerich, a real-estate development company, the right to build a two-story store at Broadway Plaza that is intended to house Neiman Marcus.[2]

Measure I required the developer "to provide street and intersection improvements and financial contributions toward parking and transportation improvements, but would allow the developer to meet the city's parking requirements with an employee-only parking lot."[3]

Election results

Measure I
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 16,446 71.37%
No6,59628.63%
These final, certified, election results are from the Contra Costa County election office.

Support

Supporters argued that Measure I would:

  • Bring additional sales tax revenue to the city
  • Improve parking and safety for drivers and pedestrians in the downtown area
  • Create new jobs.[3]

The editorial board of the "Contra Costa Times" supported a "yes" vote on Measure I.[4]

Opposition

Opponents said that Measure I would:

  • The proposed Neiman Marcus store would "exacerbate traffic and parking problems in the already congested downtown area."
  • Allow the developer to "avoid paying for standard traffic and parking mitigations designed to protect the public's interests."
  • It would "allow the developer to double the floor space currently allowed without guaranteeing that the new store would be a Neiman Marcus store."[3]

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:

Measure I: "Shall the ordinance allowing a new two-story retail anchor building, such as a Neiman Marcus store, of approximately half the square footage of the Nordstrom building, in Broadway Plaza at South Main St. and Mt. Diablo Blvd.; increasing the site’s floor-to-area ratio limit; and addressing parking and transportation issues by amending the Walnut Creek General Plan and Zoning Ordinance; and approving a Development Agreement, be adopted?"[5]

See also

External links

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