Astoria residents will have their second major opportunity to voice opinions on the future of the Youngs Bay Landing PacifiCorp site at public meetings at 7 p.m. Nov. 29 and 30 at Astoria High School, 1001 W. Marine Drive.

The meetings are the public involvement component of the Youngs Bay Landing "charrette," an intensive three-day design workshop in which professional designers and planners will generate a series of development options for the PacifiCorp site. During the meetings, community members will have the opportunity to review, discuss, and critique the work of the professional team. At the Nov. 29 meeting, residents will review and critique development options for the site generated by the professional team the day before. The meeting on Nov. 30 will focus on discussion and review of the preferred option for the site.

These public meetings are the second set in a series of public outreach efforts in the Youngs Bay Landing master planning process and a follow-up to September's Visioning Workshop, in which community members generated a "vision" for the Youngs Bay site. The public outreach is designed to generate input from Astoria residents regarding the redevelopment, and will eventually be incorporated into the final plan for the site.

The charrette marks the beginning of the second of four phases in the development of the Youngs Bay Master Plan. Phase one was the visioning workshop. Phase three, which will run from January through March of 2006, will focus on development and public review of the preferred alternative. Phase four, from April through June, will include refinement of the master plan and its approval by the Astoria City Council.

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