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File #: 18-0645    Version: 1 Name: Resolution to Direct That Staff and City Planning Commission Evaluate Requiring Additional Citizen Participation for Special Exception Uses
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/16/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 4/16/2018 Final action: 4/16/2018
Enactment date: 4/16/2018 Enactment #: R-18-133
Title: Resolution to Direct That the City Administrator and City Planning Commission Evaluate Requiring Additional Citizen Participation for Special Exception Uses
Sponsors: Jane Lumm

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Resolution to Direct That the City Administrator and City Planning Commission Evaluate Requiring Additional Citizen Participation for Special Exception Uses

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Whereas, Ann Arbor City Code includes citizen participation requirements in order for the public to have an early opportunity to learn about, understand, and comment on certain development petitions, including planned unit development site plans (PUDs), planned project site plans, and major projects, in Chapter 57, Section 5:135 (Citizen participation for petitions that require public hearings);

 

Whereas, The ordinance requires that these petitions require expanded notice, a preliminary meeting with staff, a citizen participation meeting, and a citizen participation report;

 

Whereas, Ann Arbor City Code allows certain uses in zoning districts through granting a special exception use, such as churches and child care centers in some residential districts, private swimming clubs, and medical marijuana provisioning centers; and

 

Whereas, There is considerable interest in the community in learning about petitions for special exception uses and having citizen input early in the development process;

 

RESOLVED, That City Council direct that the City Administrator and the City Planning Commission evaluate the addition of special exception uses to the list of petitions that require additional public engagement in the City’s citizen participation ordinance and deliver a recommendation to City Council by July 16, 2018.

 

Sponsored by Councilmember Lumm