Draft Land Development Regulation Amendments

Land Development Regulation Draft Amendments

The Planning Commission and City Council are in the process of reviewing several proposed amendments to the Land Development Regulations. See the chart below for the status of each.
City Council Public Hearing Notice for Monday, December 7, 2020, 7 pm

  LDR #  Description   Status For Council Hearing (Approved by PC) 
For Planning Commission Hearing  PC Report   
LDR-17-13A Allow for increase in maximum lot coverage on properties with land in the Urban Design Overlay District via installation of an on-site civic space City Council Public Hearing 12/7/2020 LDR-17-13A for Council Hearing LDR-17-13A for PC Hearing Report  
LDR-17-13B Allow for increase in maximum lot coverage on properties with land in the Urban Design Overlay District via use of Transferable Development Rights from designated Sending Areas City Council Public Hearing 12/7/2020 LDR-17-13B for Council Hearing LDR-17-13B for PC Hearing Report  
LDR-19-06 Modify Table of Open Space Types (Appendix F) and Applicability in the City Center Form Based Code District City Council Public Hearing 12/7/2020 LDR-19-06 for Council Hearing LDR-19-06 for PC Hearing Report  
LDR-20-18A Eliminate requirement for submission of paper copies of applications under the Land Development Regulations City Council Public Hearing 12/7/2020 LDR-20-18A for Council Hearing LDR-20-18A for PC Hearing Report  
LDR-19-14 Expand allowances for Cultural Facilities, Indoor Theaters, Artist Production Studios, and Community Centers within C1-R15, C1-R12, and C1-Auto Zoning Districts  Adopted 2019-11-08 LDR-19-14 for CC Hearing LDR-19-14 for PC Hearing  Report  
 LDR-19-13B  LDR-19-13B: Modify Affordable Housing Density Bonus standards as follows: (1) reduce applicable area to only those areas not subject to proposed Inclusionary Zoning standards [LDR-19-13A], and; (2) adjust requirements for income eligibility and continued affordability for all remaining parts of the City. Adopted 2020-07-06 LDR-19-13B for CC  Hearing  LDR-19-13B For PC Hearing   Report  
 LDR-19-13A   Modify existing Inclusionary Zoning requirements and extend applicability to include all lands that underline the Transit Overlay District, all lands within the City Center Form Based Code District, and all lands in the vicinity of Hinesburg Road and Old Farm Road that are north of I-89 and are outside the Transit Overlay District. Adopted 2020-07-06 LDR-19-13A for CC Hearing  LDR-19-13A For PC Hearing  Report  
 LDR-19-12   Modify Upper Story Glazing Standards in FBC T4 and T5 Districts  Adopted 2019-11-08  LDR-19-12 for CC Hearing   LDR-19-12 for PC Hearing   Report  
 LDR-19-11   Reduce size of reserved width for future buildings in FBC T4 and T5 Districts  Adopted 2019-11-08  LDR-19-11 for CC Hearing  LDR-19-11 for PC Hearing   Report  
 LDR-19-10   Allow greater proportion of Landscaping Budget to be used off-site and to be used for hardscapes in FBC district  Adopted 2019-11-08  LDR-19-10 for CC Hearing   LDR-19-10 for PC Hearing   Report  
  LDR-19-09   Modify City Center Open Space locational criteria and options  Adopted 2019-11-08  LDR-19-09 for CC Hearing   LDR-19-09 for PC Hearing   Report   
 LDR-19-08  Reduce first story minimum window heights and establish privacy standards in FBC T4 District  Adopted 2019-11-08  LDR 19-08 for CC Hearing  LDR-19-08 for PC Hearing  Report   
 LDR-19-07  Modify landscaping requirements for parking areas with solar canopies citywide  Under review by Planning Commission        
 LDR-19-05   Administrative Amendments: Authorize Administrative Officer to approve minor field changes to site plans & allow for a joint administrative approval & zoning permit; minor technical corrections  Adopted  2019-09-16   LDR-19-05 for CC Hearing   LDR-19-05 for PC Hearing  Report  
LDR-19-04  Eliminate duplicative surface water protection standards for land within 150’ of Lake Champlain and allowances for expansion of pre-existing structures within 100’ of Potash Brook within Queen City Park Zoning District Adopted  2019-09-16  LDR-19-04 for CC Hearing LDR-19-04 for PC Hearing Report  
LDR-19-03  Establish Citywide River Corridor Overlay District and make minor modifications to the Flood Plain Overlay District 
Adopted  2019-09-16 
LDR-19-03 for CC Hearing LDR-19-03 for PC Hearing Report   
 LDR-19-02  Amend transfer of development rights requirements to be consistent with enabling statutes Adopted  2019-09-16 LDR-19-02 for CC Hearing LDR-19-02 for PC Hearing  Report   
LDR-19-01  Eliminate minimum parking requirements for all uses citywide except multi-family housing and accessory dwelling units, for which parking requirements are to be reduced Adopted 2019-10-07 LDR-19-01 for CC Hearing LDR-19-01 for PC Hearing  Report  

Input on any of all of these amendments is welcome and encouraged. You can provide feedback by attending the hearing or by reaching out to Paul Conner, Director of Planning & Zoning at pconner@sburl.com or at 575 Dorset Street, South Burlington, VT 05403. We're also happy to answer any questions over the phone or in person; our number is (802) 846-4106