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File #: 22-1051    Version: 1 Name: 7/5/22 - UDC Amendments - R2A Dimensions, M1 Religious Institutions
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/5/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 8/4/2022 Final action: 8/4/2022
Enactment date: 7/5/2022 Enactment #: ORD-22-11
Title: An Ordinance to Amend Tables 5.15-1 (Primary Use Table) and 5.17-2 (Two-Family Residential Zoning District Dimensions) of Chapter 55 (Unified Development Code) of Title V of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor (ORD-22-11)
Attachments: 1. ORD-22-11 Briefed and Approved.pdf, 2. ORD-22-11 Briefed.pdf, 3. R2A Lot Size ORC 9-28-21.pdf, 4. 3-15-22 Planning Staff Report Delta Two UDC Amendments with Attachments.pdf, 5. Ordinance To Amend UDC (R2A Adjustments, M-1 Permitted Uses).pdf, 6. 3-15-2022 CPC Approved Minutes.pdf, 7. ORD-22-11 Approval Notice.pdf
Related files: 22-0402, 22-0525, 21-1711, 22-1271

Title

An Ordinance to Amend Tables 5.15-1 (Primary Use Table) and 5.17-2 (Two-Family Residential Zoning District Dimensions) of Chapter 55 (Unified Development Code) of Title V of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor (ORD-22-11)

Memorandum

Table 5.15-1 (Primary Use Table) is proposed for amendment to allow religious assembly use as a primary use in the M1 (Limited Industrial) district.  This amendment was requested by Oxford Properties, who has an existing religious institution tenant operating in the M1 District as a non-conforming use.  The petitioner concluded that religious assembly uses were compatible with other primary uses in the M1 district, a finding that was supported by the Planning Commission.

 

Table 5.17-2 (Two-Family Residential Zoning District Dimensions) is a proposed ordinance change initiated by the Planning Commission.  The proposed amendments to this table would amend the dimensional requirements for the R2A zoning district in the following manners:

                     Reducing Minimum Lot Size from 8,500 square feet to 5,000 square feet

                     Reducing the minimum Lot Area per dwelling unit from 4,250 square feet to 2,500 square feet

                     Reducing the Minimum Rear Setback from 30 to 20 feet

 

These amendments have the resulting impact of replicating the dimensional requirements for R1D Single-Family zoned properties, while providing for up to 2 dwellings in the R2A zoning district.  The changes would result in an increase in the number of properties conforming to the zoning district, thus having the potential to be realized as duplexes.

 

These proposed changes would result in fewer non-conforming properties and an increased potential for the realization of additional dwelling units in the R2A zoning district.  It is estimated that the proposed changes would have the following effect on R2A properties in the City:

 

                     Increase the rate of existing R2A property compliance with lot size and width standards from 29% to 74%

                     Increase the number of dimensionally compliant R2A lots that currently have a single unit from 346 to 895 lots.

                     Increase the available of building footprint within required setback areas by an average of 460 square feet.

 

On March 15, 2022, the Planning Commission recommended approval of these amendments (8 yeas, 0 no, 1 recusal).

 

Attachments:                     Ordinance to Amend Tables 5.15-1 (Primary Use Table) and 5.17-2 (Two-Family Residential Zoning District Dimensions) of Chapter 55 (Unified Development Code) of Title V of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor                     

                     March 15, 2022 Planning Staff Report

                     March 15, 2022 Planning Commission Minutes

Staff

Prepared by:                     Alexis DiLeo, City Planner

                     Brett Lenart, Planning Manager

Reviewed by:                     Derek Delacourt, Community Services Area Administrator

Approved by:                     Milton Dohoney Jr., City Administrator

Body

(See Attached Ordinance)