As the One St. Marys Master Plan project nears completion, the first draft of the Zoning Changes is ready for public review. This initial draft introduces many of the recommended changes from the One St. Marys Master Plan, including:
Smaller lots with reduced setbacks
Form-based design elements
Commercial & Office Districts
Design standards & minimum lot widths and curb cuts
Office district with Town Homes & Multi-Family as special permit
Move heavy uses from light industrial district
Delete Unnecessary Districts
Add New Uses
Address How Special Permit Uses Handled
Revise Administrative Section
Site Plan Review
Zoning and Hearing Procedures
Relief Options and Appeals and Enforcement
Increase Readability & Function
Please have a thorough review of these changes, by clicking here, as these are the first significant changes in twenty years to the St. Marys Zoning Ordinance. The City hosted a series of land use workshops during the Master Plan process, where these changes were generated and discussed. The City will continue these conversations in a series of Public Work Shops and Work Sessions prior to the Public Review process.
The first Public Work Shop will be held at 10AM, Friday, May 12, 2017, at St. Marys United Methodist Church’s Bailey Hall, 106 E. Conyers St. All are welcome to attend and for those who can’t make and who have questions or comments, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The Draft is in!
The New St. Marys Zoning Ordinance Draft is now available for your review and consideration. The City of St. Marys will hold a series of Public Workshops to explain the proposed changes and gather feedback on the new draft. The first workshop will focus on the zoning ordinance, while the afternoon session will zoom-in to the proposed downtown Form-Based. Please stay involved by attending the Workshops or providing your questions and comments via email, phone or social media, to the St. Marys Community Development Department.