The McKinleyville Community Services District (MCSD) is reaching out to the business owners along Central Avenue to notify them we are beginning the process of Open Space Maintenance Zone (OSMZ) Reformation. The Process for reassessing the landscape zone along Central Avenue will began with the MCSD Board of Directors Agenda Item being heard at the October 5, 2016 board meeting, 1620 Pickett Rd, McKinleyville, CA 95519 at 7:00 pm. The public was invited to participate in the process that included information and a presentation explaining the methods used for the assessment and procedures necessary to meet state requirements for Proposition 218.
The Central Avenue Open Space Zone enhances the downtown McKinleyville area, shopping centers and business district. Having trees and cohesive landscaping Along Central Ave. provide special benefits to local business owners and community members by creating an aesthetically pleasing experience throughout the heart of McKinleyville.
The Central Avenue Open Space Zone was originally formed and voter approved in 1997. The zone extends from Anna Sparks Way at the shopping center on the south end of Central Avenue to the intersection of Bates Road and Central Avenue to the north.
From 1997-2005 the zone was maintained by an independent contractor, from 2005-present the zone has been maintained by the MCSD Parks Department. The Central Avenue Open Space Zone has reached its 5-year term and is up for reformation and voter approval. The open space zone reformation process includes a fee assessment and an engineer’s report; voters will then have the option to vote on the reformation.