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File #: 20-0608    Version: 1 Name: 5/4/20 Resolution Directing Site Plan Review
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/4/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 7/6/2020 Final action: 7/6/2020
Enactment date: 7/6/2020 Enactment #: R-20-260
Title: A Resolution Directing the Planning Commission and City Administrator to Evaluate Section 5.29.6 Site Plans of Chapter 55 - Unified Development Code and propose Amendments to Adjust Site Plan Authority Thresholds and Improve the Communication of Requirements
Sponsors: Anne Bannister, Jack Eaton, Zachary Ackerman, Kathy Griswold, Jane Lumm
Attachments: 1. Proposed Amended Resolution regarding Chapter 55 UDC.pdf, 2. 20 04 30 Angelini Summary of Department Process and A Proposed Addition for the Barn at 200.pdf
Title
A Resolution Directing the Planning Commission and City Administrator to Evaluate Section 5.29.6 Site Plans of Chapter 55 - Unified Development Code and propose Amendments to Adjust Site Plan Authority Thresholds and Improve the Communication of Requirements
Staff
Prepared by: Brett Lenart, Planning Manager
Body
Whereas, The Purpose of Chapter 55 - Unified Development Code is to require City review and approval of the Development of certain Buildings, Structures, land uses, and the creation of new Lots, all of which can a have significant economic, social, and environmental impact on the community as a whole and on adjacent parcels and land uses;

Whereas, Section 5.29.6 supports this purpose by stipulating that a site plan is required to construct, install or place any Building or site improvement or remove or disturb any Natural Features in accordance with the requirements and standards in this chapter;

Whereas, Section 5.29.6 further describes exemptions, authorities, and content that is required to satisfy City expectations toward the purpose;

Whereas, Section 5.29.6 is organized in a manner that requires the potential consultation and reference of numerous subsections to determine the requirements and authority for approval of some site plans and corresponding development;

Whereas, The existing standards and requirements for Site Plan submission and authority for approval can serve as a detriment at times of incremental improvements, reuse of existing buildings or sites, or create other barriers toward investment in the City; and

Whereas, The existing standards and requirements are simultaneously seeking to advance City goals to ensure infrastructure, natural features, and other community attributes are not adversely impacted by proposed development or redevelopment;

RESOLVED, That the City Council directs the City Administrator and Planning Commission evaluate potential amendments to Section 5.29.6 of Chapter 55 - The Unified Development Code...

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