The Planning Commission is in the midst of an overhaul to how Planned Unit Developments and Master Plans are envisioned and regulated in the community. Key goals of this project are to provide greater predictability to both applicants and the public during the review process, while encouraging innovating design and development that lines up with the City's Comprehensive Plan and its goals for conservation and smart development.
The City has decided to cancel all Commission & Committee meetings except the City Council and Development Review Board through at least April 30, 2020.
We will use this time to put together pieces of the draft plans & regulations using the guidance you have already provided us. When those updated documents are ready, we will share them with the community. This will give everyone time to digest it and prepare thoughtful feedback when the Commission's work resumes. Please check below for updated drafts of documents as they are made available.
Please visit the Community Feedback page for all letters provided to the City and and listening session summaries.
- The Planning Commission (PC) provided a full summary, planned approach, and project status report to the City Council on February 11, 2020.
- Video of Presentation to City Council [February 11, 2020]
- Power point of PC Presentation to City Council [February 11, 2020]
- In addition, Jeff Parsons and Aaron Worthily of Arrow wood Environmental, LILAC, gave a presentation to the Planning Commission and City Council on their recently-completed Forested Habitat Block Assessment and Ranking to the Planning Commission and City Council on February 25, 2020.
The Commission will be pulling all of the various piece together over the coming few months, and will have multiple opportunities for community input prior to holding a formal public hearing.
Everything listed below are draft documents that have been shared with the Planning Commission over the course of the project. Most are still in stages of discussion and editing, with some likely to undergo substantial edits. None of these documents should be considered final drafts. Importantly, the drafts below are the drafts that the Planning Commission commented on. In nearly each case, the Commission has provided feedback on modifying these (see minutes). Should you have questions, or would like assistance in referencing associated staff memos or Commission meeting minutes for any of these topics, please contact the Planning and Zoning Department.
1. Overall Project Status & Broad Findings
- PC affirmed decisions on LD R work [approved 2/3/20]
- PC accepted recommendations related to Transfer of Development Rights Work [approved 2/3/2020]
- Project Status Report to Planning Commission [November 26, 2019]
2. Planned Unit Development Types and Standards
- Draft Planned Unit Development Types Summary Board [October 2019]
- Planned Unit Development Type Detailed outlines
- Neighborhood Commercial District (NC D) Outline [Reviewed by PC October 29, 2019]
- Traditional Neighborhood Development (T ND) Outline [Reviewed by PC October 29, 2019]
- Conservation SPUD Outline [Reviewed by PC May 28 and July 7, 2019]
- Example of Land Use Allocations, Resource Impact Allowance, other Requirements [January 2020]
- Draft applicability of SPUD Types by Zoning District [Reviewed by PC July 23, 2019]
3. Natural Resources Standards (applies to both PUD and other development)
- Interactive Map Viewer of Natural Resources & related information [Ongoing Updates]
- Arrow wood Environmental Habitat Block Assessment & Ranking Report [January 24, 2020]
- Summary of approach to regulation of natural resources [Reviewed by PC 10/31/2019]
- Working Draft of Article 12 amendments to LDRs [Reviewed by PC 11/12/2019]
- Working Draft of Definitions amendments to LDRs [Reviewed by PC April 2019]
- Proposal, Scope of Work, and Contract for habitat assessment by Arrowwood Environmental [Sept 2019]
4. Typologies (not all may be applicable to PUDs)
- Draft Street Typologies [reviewed by PC 2/26/19, updated following meeting with Bike/Ped Committee]
- Draft Building Typologies Spreadsheet [Fall 2019] and Building Typologies with images [reviewed 2/26/2019]
- Draft Open Space Typologies [PC Held Public Hearing 8/13/19 and referred to FBC Committee]
- Sharon Murray (consultant) presentation to PC on Natural Resources 3/12/19
- PUD Phase I Final Report August 2016
- Side-by-Side Comparisons of PUDs, Master Plans, and Subdivisions under DRAFT outline [April 1, 2018]
- Side-by-Side Comparison of PUDs, Master Plans, and Subdivisions under Current Regulations [April 1 2018]
In addition to work at Planning Commission meetings (see minutes), Commissioners are hosting public outreach sessions. Meeting notes from these sessions are below:
The Planning Commission's work on this project is closely related to work being done by other committees in the City, notably those requested by the City Council under the Interim Zoning bylaw adopted November 13, 2018.
- Transfer of Development Rights Interim Zoning Committee (Final Report 7/29/19 and supplemental information provided to Council Dec 16, 2019)
- Open Space Interim Zoning Committee (Final Report March 6, 2020)
- Earth Economics Draft Final Report [March 6, 2020]
For more information about this project, please contact Cathyann LaRose, City Planner, at (802) 846-4106 or firstname.lastname@example.org