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At the April 12, 2022 City Council meeting, there was discussion about the changes to the residential zoning districts to allow R-6 and R-7 zoning and the density and lot size mix of in Planned Development Districts that utilize these districts. Based on the Council recommendation, Staff has removed the proposed amendments to Article 5 from the draft ordinance. As such, Staff is recommending only changing the following sections:
Staff is proposing to amend Section 21.4.5 Post- Decision procedures, section B. The section currently limits the ability of applicants to resubmit an application that has been denied to no sooner than six months after the date of denial. The amendment stipulates that limitation does not apply if the full board or commission that was seated was not present. This change was prompted by some recent denials at BOA where a lack of board members created a situation where a unanimous recommendation for approval was needed. This seems unfair to the applicants and as such a change was proposed.
As part of the design standards for residential development the parking section is being amended to require two parking spaces per mailbox kiosk which must be covered, but these can be provided in the right-of-way as long as additional paving is provided so as not to be in the lane of traffic. Staff is amending the parkland dedication section to stipulate the requirements for private open space in residential subdivisions if a City park is not being provided. The curvilinear street requirement is being added to the public works design manual.
In an effort to deal with the parking problem on Main Street that is occurring as a result of vehicles being parked on unpaved areas due to some temporary or short term issue and to deal with the excessive cars associated with auto repair uses being parked on the street, staff is proposing two related changes. The first is to allow temporary parking, of up to six months on an unpaved area. This would not push vehicles and trailers onto the street during construction on a site or in unique situations created by the pandemic, such as shortages of vehicle parts. The second change is to not allow parking associated with an auto repair and service business that is located on Main Street to occur in the street. Businesses need to appropriately size their business - property, buildings, staffing to handle the volume of business they anticipate and not rely on the public right-of-way for vehicle storage as this creates a safety issue and negatively impacts other properties. Staff is recommending amending Section 21.10.2 General Provisions to add a subsection L that stipulates that parking and storage of vehicles associated with automobile repair and services businesses on Main Street cannot occur in the street. Staff is also recommending that section 21.8.9 Outdoor Display and Storage, subsection 4 be amended to add an additional subsection D to allow staff to issue permits for businesses to park vehicles on an unpaved area for up to six months.
Staff will revisit the residential changes.
Update the City's UDC to better support the goals and objectives of the City's Comprehensive Plan.
Provides for high quality development meeting the goals of the City's Comprehensive Plan.
SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDED ACTION
Approval of Ordinance 22-S-19 Amending the UDC.
At the March 23, 2022 meeting, the Planning and Zoning Commission voted 7 to 0 to recommend approval of these amendments. At the April 12, 2022 Council meeting, Council recommended approval of proposed ordinance except Article 5.
Approval of Ordinance 22-S-19.
Post Decision Procedures Redline
Outdoor Display and Storage Redline
Park and Open Space Redline
Ord 22 S 19
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