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File #: 08-0083    Version: 1 Name: 2-19-08 Residential Zoning Resolution
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/28/2008 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/19/2008 Final action: 2/19/2008
Enactment date: 2/19/2008 Enactment #: R-08-053
Title: Resolution to Direct City Planning Commission and Planning and Development Services Staff to Review Zoning of Residential Neighborhoods in the Central Area (CPC Recommendation: Approval - 9 Yeas and 0 Nays)
Attachments: 1. Resi Zoning Study CPC Minutes
Title
Resolution to Direct City Planning Commission and Planning and Development Services Staff to Review Zoning of Residential Neighborhoods in the Central Area (CPC Recommendation: Approval - 9 Yeas and 0 Nays)
Memorandum
Approval of this resolution will direct the City Planning Commission and staff to undertake a review of residential neighborhood zoning in the central area. This review would be consistent with the recommendations of the Central Area Plan, which include analyzing zoning nonconformities to determine if revisions are needed, amending the Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Map to identify areas to be maintained for housing, reinforcing student neighborhoods south and west of the central campus through new zoning definitions and standards, and developing site design standards. Additionally, this review would be consistent with goals of the Non-motorized Transportation Plan and the Downtown Plan.

The Planning Commission believes appropriate ordinance amendments could enhance the livability of the central area neighborhoods for owner-occupants and renters. The Planning Commission, at its meeting of January 15, 2008, recommended approval of this direction from City Council, with a report and recommendations to be provided to Council by February 2009.
Staff
Prepared By: Laurie Foondle, Management Assistant
Reviewed By: Mark Lloyd, Planning and Development Services Manager
Jayne Miller, Community Services Administrator
Approved By: Roger W. Fraser, City Administrator
Body
Whereas, The Central Area Plan (a component of the City’s Master Plan), dated December 21, 1992, recommends the four following Implementation Program “Priority Action Strategies:”

HN1 - Analyze zoning nonconformities related to area, height and placement regulations for the Central Area neighborhoods and determine if amendments are needed to make the regulations more consistent with established development patterns.

HN12 - Amend the zoning ordinance and map to clearly ...

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