Transitional Uses Code Update

Review and Adoption Schedule

Planning Commission & City Council Meeting Dates 

  • March 19, 2018, 7:00 PM - City Council Public Hearing CONTINUED
  • February 20, 2018 - City Council Public Hearing and Adoption
  • February 15, 2018 - City Council Work Session 
  • February 12, 2018 - Planning Commission Public Hearing and Recommendation
  • February 1, 2018 - Community Open House 
  • January 22, 2018 - Planning Commission Work Session
  • January 11, 2018 - Tentative City Council Work Session 
  • January 8, 2018 - Planning Commission Work Session
  • November 30, 2017 - Introduction to City Council
  • November 13, 2017 - Introduction to Planning Commission

"Transitional Uses" refers to townhome and parking lot development that is currently permitted in a narrow band of lots abutting the Town Center zoning district. (See Transitional Uses Area Map.) The purpose of the transitional uses area is to provide a buffer between the more intense development permitted in the Town Center district and the surrounding single-family residences. 

This effort is narrowly focused to resolve the immediate problems with a lack of clear standards for townhomes in the transitional uses area. These regulations could even be considered "short-term" regulations, with the potential need for fine-tuning in a subsequent update to address any remaining and/or evolving issues. This is favored over two significantly different types of development facing one another across the street.

The buffer is intended to create an intermediate zone of residential development in the form of townhomes. The townhomes would be across the street from, and face, the larger and taller buildings allowed in the Town Center area verses single-family homes facing the commercial and mixed-use development and sharing street access. 

A landscape buffer would be provided along the common (rear) property line between the townhomes and the abutting single-family lots.

Other sections of the City's residential code should also be evaluated for possible updates in the near-term, such as the RS 4800 district.

Following are staff reports, draft code, PowerPoint presentations and minutes (when available) for Planning Commission and City Council discussions on this topic. This is vital background information about this topic. Please visit this page often as more information will be posted as it becomes available. Your input and comments are vital.

Transitional Uses Area Community Forum 12/14/17 - Posters & PowerPoint Presentation

The following materials were presented at the Community Forum.

City Council 11/30/17 Meeting Materials

Below are the materials presented to the City Council at their November 30th meeting. You may also listen to a recording of the meeting at this link:  November 30 City Council Meeting.

Planning Commission 11/13/17 Meeting Materials

Below are the materials presented to the Planning Commission at their November 13th meeting. You may also listen to a recording of the meeting at this link:  November 13 Planning Commission Meeting
RS 4800

To Comment or Sign up

To submit your comments. Survey closed January 31, 2018

To complete the Transitional Uses Survey for Townhome Development.           The survey closed on January 31, 2018. 

Thank you to all who submitted comments. Your input was important to the process.

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