MEETING DATE:   April 26, 2010


FROM:                       Bill Wiley, AICP, Community Development Director


SUBJECT:                  Amending the Code of Ordinances Chapter 25 Zoning, Article IV. Zoning District Code, Sections 25-286(D) Residential Uses Live/Work through Section 25-818 Definitions


Staff Recommendation:

The Planning staff and Planning Commission recommend approval of the referenced amendments to the Code of Ordinances Chapters Chapter 25 Land Development Code.



On March 18, 2010, the Planning held a public hearing on these amendments requested by staff, and, by a vote of 6 to 0, recommended approval of the amendments.


The majority of these amendments are house keeping items necessary to correct omissions, revise language, and clarify or simplify the Land Development Code, which was adopted in 2004 with revisions in 2006, 2008 and 2009. The more substantive changes included adding a new section for Accessory Dwelling Unit/Guest House; Indoor recreation- Internet/sweepstakes redemption cafés; revised language on Garden walls, fences, and hedges and adding new Definitions. A new map delineating the expanded CBD and Core area is also included. An Executive Summary dated April 2010 is attached to summarize the recommended amendments.



1.         Approve the recommended amendments to the Code of Ordinances Chapter 25 Land Development Code.

            2.         Other such action as the Commission may deem appropriate.


Fiscal Impact:

There should be no fiscal impact to the City with these proposed changes.


Submission Date and Time:    4/22/10 9:29 AM____

Department: Community  Development

Prepared by:  Bill Wiley, AICP                    

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April 26, 2010




Article IV

            Sec. 25-286(d) Residential Uses

(a)   Live/Work Unit – Reformats this section.


Sec. 25-286(i)   Accessory Dwelling Unit/Guest House Adds requirements for this use that is currently listed in the code.


Sec. 25-292 (21) Indoor recreation- Internet/sweepstakes redemption cafés Add new section to provide requirements for this use. Staff recommends a 500 foot separation because 1500 feet would be so restrictive that it would have the effect of prohibiting the use.


Sec. 25-336  Garden walls, fences, and hedges Revised this section to clarify these uses and provide for maintenance requirements.


Sec. 25-774. Facility specific requirements (a) Roads/traffic circulation – Revised to reference MPO and traffic study requirements.


Sec. 25-477. Contents – Revised and clarified requirements for final plats submission.


Sec. 25-586 Work required in new commercial construction and residential development - Revised and clarified requirements for construction of sidewalks.


Sec. 25-818 Definitions – Added new definitions to code that are needed for clarification of code and added new map for previously expanded CBD and Core areas.