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File #: 21-1794    Version: 1 Name: 11/15/2021 Mill Creek Rezoning
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/15/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/20/2021 Final action: 12/20/2021
Enactment date: 12/20/2021 Enactment #: ORD-21-34
Title: An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 55 (Unified Development Code), Zoning of 32.6 Acres from R3 (Townhouse Dwelling) to R4B (Multiple-Family Dwelling), Mill Creek Townhomes Rezoning, 3002 Chelsea Circle, (CPC Recommendation: Approval - 8 Yeas and 0 Nays) (ORD-21-34)
Attachments: 1. ORD-21-34 Briefed and Approved.pdf, 2. ORD-21-34 Briefed.pdf, 3. Mill Creek Zoning Ordinance.pdf, 4. August 17, 2021 Planning Staff Report, 5. August 17, 2021 Planning Commission Minutes, 6. September 22, 2021 Staff Report to ZBA, 7. 2021 Opposed to Mill Creek Rezone Letter.pdf, 8. ORD-21-34 Approval Notice.pdf, 9. WLN clipping Mill Creek Townhomes Rezoning - Public Hearing Notice.pdf, 10. WLN clipping Casa Dominicks PUD Zoning - Approval Notice.pdf
Related files: 21-1521, 21-1664, 21-1866
Title
An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 55 (Unified Development Code), Zoning of 32.6 Acres from R3 (Townhouse Dwelling) to R4B (Multiple-Family Dwelling), Mill Creek Townhomes Rezoning, 3002 Chelsea Circle, (CPC Recommendation: Approval - 8 Yeas and 0 Nays) (ORD-21-34)
Memorandum
Approval of this resolution will zone a 32.6-acre site from R3 (Townhouse Dwelling) to R4B (Multiple-Family Dwelling) to allow new apartment buildings to be constructed as infill development at an existing townhouse community.

The Master Plan's 8 elements, taken together, seek to guide the City towards sustainability, conservation, and increasing livability, affordability, transportation choices, and denser, mixed uses on vibrant, active, friendly streets. The Land Use element recommends "single family attached" for the site.

Staff's analysis of the rezoning petition as provided in our report to Planning Commission on August 17, 2021, included the following comments:

* The R3 district is a multiple-family residential district that allows dwelling units side-by-side, up to 10 units per acre. The R4B district is a multiple-family residential district that allows dwelling units in any configuration, up to 15 units per acre. Setbacks and normal height limits are the same in both districts.
* Although the future land use recommendation is for single-family attached use, the proposed rezoning is in keeping with and furthers the first four land use goals of the Comprehensive Plan Land Use Element [summarized as]: ensuring developments are designed and constructed in a way that preserves or enhances the integrity of natural systems; designs that help reduce reliance on automobiles; developments that provide a full range of housing choices for existing and future needs of all City residents; and supporting continued viability, health and safety of City residential neighborhoods.
* Enabling new apartment buildings along with townhouse buildings on this site will be an almost undetectable dif...

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