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File #: 14-0013    Version: Name: 01/21/14 Downtown Zoning Amendments
Type: Resolution/Public Hearing Status: Passed
File created: 1/21/2014 In control: City Council
On agenda: 1/21/2014 Final action: 1/21/2014
Enactment date: 1/21/2014 Enactment #: R-14-025
Title: Resolution Regarding Recommended Downtown Zoning Amendments (CPC Recommendation: Approval - 9 Yeas, 0 Nays)
Attachments: 1. 10/10/13 Downtown Zoning Evaluation Report, 2. Appendix A - City Council Resolutions, 3. Appendix B - Summary of Downtown Projects, 4. Appendix C - Public Input Results
Related files: 14-0127, 14-0114, 13-1491, 15-0494, 15-0493
Title
Resolution Regarding Recommended Downtown Zoning Amendments (CPC Recommendation: Approval - 9 Yeas, 0 Nays)
Memorandum
In March and April 2013, City Council passed resolutions (see Appendix A) directing the Planning Commission to review certain aspects of the downtown zoning ordinance and provide recommendations for any necessary amendments. In July 2013, the planning firm of ENP & Associates was hired to assist in this evaluation.

Between July and October 2013, ENP & Associates provided a variety of opportunities for the public to comment on the effects of the 2009 amendments and offer suggestions for changes. The consultants met with the Planning Commission’s Ordinance Revisions Committee throughout the process. The attached report and appendices provide a summary of the public input and the consultant’s final recommendations for zoning changes.

The City Planning Commission reviewed the ENP & Associates final report and received additional comments from the public at meetings on October 8, October 15, November 6, November 12, November 19 and December 3, 2013. After evaluating the information it received, the Commission developed eight recommendations for changes to the zoning map, the zoning ordinance and the development review process.

At its December 3, 2013 meeting, the Planning Commission recommended that the Mayor and City Council adopt the following resolution to begin the process of implementing the recommended downtown zoning changes.

Attachments: 10/10/13 Downtown Zoning Evaluation Recommendations Report, Appendix A - City Council Resolutions, Appendix B - Summary of Downtown Projects since 2000, Appendix C - Public Input Results
Staff
Prepared by: Wendy Rampson, Planning Manager
Reviewed by: Sumedh Bahl, Community Services Area Administrator
Body
Whereas, Downtown zoning amendments were adopted in 2009 as a result of the Ann Arbor Discovering Downtown initiative;

Whereas, The City Planning Commission and City Council recogniz...

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