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File #: 20-0977    Version: Name: 7/6/20 Resolution to Impose a Temporary Moratorium on C1A and C1AR
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/6/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 7/6/2020 Final action: 7/6/2020
Enactment date: 7/6/2020 Enactment #: R-20-267
Title: Resolution to Impose a Temporary Moratorium on all New Development or Expansion of Existing Development that Requires Site Plan Approval in the C1A and C1A/R Zoning Districts, or Rezonings to the C1A or C1A/R Zoning Districts, in Conjunction with the Study and Revision of the Unified Development Code Related to these Districts
Sponsors: Jack Eaton, Anne Bannister, Jane Lumm
Title
Resolution to Impose a Temporary Moratorium on all New Development or Expansion of Existing Development that Requires Site Plan Approval in the C1A and C1A/R Zoning Districts, or Rezonings to the C1A or C1A/R Zoning Districts, in Conjunction with the Study and Revision of the Unified Development Code Related to these Districts
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Whereas, The City's Unified Development Code (UDC), includes the C1A (Campus Business District) and C1A/R (Campus Business Residential District) among the zoning districts allowed in the City;

Whereas, The UDC states that the C1A zoning district is:
... intended primarily to serve as a neighborhood shopping area for the university-oriented population that is concentrated around it, providing goods that are day-to-day needs, specialty shops, and recreation. While the primary function of this district is to serve as a neighborhood shopping area for the student/faculty population concentrated around it, it also has a community-wide orientation due to its unique and distinctive commercial function peculiar to university-oriented population. These districts shall be located in close proximity to the central area of the City. (Section 5.12.2)

Whereas, The UDC states that the C1A/R zoning district is:

... intended to encourage the orderly clustering and placement of high- density residential and complementary commercial development near the campus business district. (Section 5.12.3)

Whereas, C1A and C1A/R zoning districts are currently in limited use in the City, with the largest concentration of these districts near the intersection of State Street and Packard Avenue;

Whereas, Recent development projects have requested rezonings to C1A and C1A/R, which have led to Council discussion of the appropriateness of these zoning districts in neighborhoods farther from the University of Michigan's campus, and specifically, has raised concerns about what is considered "in close proximity to the central area of the City", or "near the campu...

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