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File #: 15-0493    Version: 1 Name: 5/18/15 East Huron Character Overlay Amendments
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/18/2015 In control: City Council
On agenda: 7/20/2015 Final action: 7/20/2015
Enactment date: 5/18/2015 Enactment #: ORD-15-07
Title: An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 55 (Zoning), Sections 5:10.20 and 5:10.20.A Downtown Character Overlay Zoning Districts Building Massing Standards (CPC Recommendation: Approval - 7 Yeas and 0 Nays) (Ordinance No. ORD-15-07)
Attachments: 1. Chapter 55 Rezoning 15-07 Briefed and Approved.pdf, 2. Chapter 55 Zoning 15-07 Briefed.pdf, 3. Ordinance to Amend Chapter 55.pdf, 4. March 17, 2015 Planning Staff Report, 5. E Huron CPC Minutes 02-03-15, 6. E Huron CPC Minutes 03-17-15
Related files: 15-0325, 14-0013, 13-0170, 13-0354, 15-0494
Title
An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 55 (Zoning), Sections 5:10.20 and 5:10.20.A Downtown Character Overlay Zoning Districts Building Massing Standards (CPC Recommendation: Approval - 7 Yeas and 0 Nays) (Ordinance No. ORD-15-07)
Memorandum
Approval of these amendments to the Zoning Ordinance for the East Huron Character overlay zoning district will establish standards for property zoned D2 (Downtown Interface base zoning district), as well as add a maximum tower diagonal standard, reduce the allowable height for property zoned D1 (Downtown Core base zoning district) and provide side/rear setback requirements in certain situations. The proposed amendments also include separate, unique intent statements for the East Huron 1 and East Huron 2 character overlay districts, as well as rephrased statements for clarity and consistency with other recently adopted text amendments.

These amendments are necessary to support a city-initiated rezoning of 336 East Ann Street and expansion of the East Huron 1 Character overlay zoning district. The Zoning Ordinance amendments and map changes are proposed in response to Council and Planning Commission's recommended actions from an evaluation of the current downtown zoning. Rezoning 336 East Ann Street, introducing a maximum tower diagonal dimension, reducing the height maximum in the East Huron 1 Character overlay district, and expanding the East Huron 1 Character overlay district were among the specific recommendations in Council's resolution for implementing the planning consultant's (ENP & Associates) final Downtown Zoning Evaluation report, which was fully endorsed by the Planning Commission.

The City Planning Commission recommended approval of the request at its meeting of March 17, 2015.

Attachments: March 17, 2015 Planning Staff Report
March 17, 2015 Planning Commission Minutes
Staff
Prepared by: Alexis DiLeo, City Planner
Reviewed by: Wendy L. Rampson, Planning Manager
Sumedh Bahl, Community S...

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