2018 Proposed Zoning Ordinance
A revised draft of the zoning ordinance is currently under development. A current draft copy and a previous draft copy of this proposed ordinance is available on our document center page. Additionally a fact sheet has been made available to discuss to help clear up some confusion.
Some changes that have been offered in the proposed ordinance include but are not limited to:
- Updates as of the June 15, Version
- Changed Table 4 to stipulate per unit
- Changed to 900 SF as Minimum Square Footage for Primary Residential Structure in most districts
- Tabled Oversized Vehicle Parking & Overnight Parking
- Tabled Outdoor Display & Storage
- Changed most Interior Side Setbacks to 7.5 feet
- Changed Table 1 to incorporate Current Districts
- Clarified language in 7.01 Zoning, Building, Occupancy, Flood Prevention and Historic Preservation Compliance
- Technical revisions of 8.01 Zoning Decisions, Defined and 8.03 Application Submission Requirements, Zoning Decisions
- Added clarification to Minimum Required Parking Spaces in Table 6 of Section 6 Parking Standards
- Added clarification to 1.07 Public Utilities by Right in Districts, for restrictions on placement of structures and vegetation in utility easements
- Clarified language in Section 6 Parking Standards to address Handicapped Accessible Parking
- Clarified definitions for Carports, Easements, Freshwater Marshes, Garages, both Commercial and Residential, Lighting
- Terms, Nonconforming External Uses, Right-of Way (ROW), and Setback Terms, while striking the Saturated Color definition.
- Updates Prior to June 14, 2018
- Changing some of the Permitted residential uses in the Downtown Form-Based District to Special Use.
- Altering most of the Dimensional Standards in the Downtown Form-Based District, including raising building heights by five feet to allow for change in measurement from ground, not BFE.
- Changing the exception for Civic buildings to a Special Use Permit.
- Striking all mentions of color standards.
- Allowing Tiny Houses to be a Principle Structure in R-1, R-2, &R-3.
- Permitting front-loaded garages to extend beyond front façade.
Adding a clarification of Oversized Commercial Vehicle, to three axels or more.
- Banning RVs from overnight stays, except for emergency temporary housing, and only allowing one unscrewed per residence.
- -Striking language requiring Child Care Day Homes to screen playground equipment.
- Allowing limited storage of noon-toxic, non-volatile materials as part of Home Occupation.
- Altered language on Land Disturbance Permitting, to clarify what’s being disturbed.
- Extended legal non-conforming rights.
Written Public Comment will remain open until 5:00 PM Friday June 8, 2018. Please submit written comments to Morgan Granger at email@example.com . Below is the record of written public comment updated weekly.
Public Comment June 7th, 2018 Compilation
To assist the public, below is a map displaying both versions of the zoning ordinance with a swipe bar to easily switch between the two.