Welcome to the Zoning Code and Design Update Web Site!
This web site keeps you up to date with the rewrite of the Community's zoning code and design guidelines (the ZODU project). Information will be provided on the project progress, meeting dates, meeting presentations and results, and ways Community members can participate and to provide their input and opinions directly to the project team.
News and Announcements
On November 5, 2014 in general council session, and in accordance with the SRPMIC Ordinance Development Policy (Policy 1-20), the SRPMIC Council approved a public comment period of ninety (90) days for the amendments to the Zoning Ordinance, Chapter 17, and Chapter 18 of the Code of Ordinances.
The Planning Staff is conducting a series of meetings to present an overview of the proposed zoning ordinance and to answer questions. There will also be public hearings at the Land Management Board and the Community Council meetings prior to adoption.
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The Zoning Ordinance amendment is a comprehensive update of the current Zoning Ordinance, which was adopted in 1981. The Ordinance is over 30 years old, and has been amended only a few times. The current Zoning Ordinance was written prior to development of the Loop 101 freeway within the Community and was based on policy framework from the Community's 1978 General Plan. The General Plan has subsequently been updated three times over the past three decades. The current 2006 General Plan lists updating the Zoning Ordinance as its first implementation action to ensure consistency with the General Plan's goals and objectives.
The main theme of the General Plan is establishing a framework for social, economic and environmental sustainability. The proposed new Zoning Ordinance carries out the objectives of the General Plan by providing regulations to help reduce heat island effects, light pollution, overuse of water; limiting and providing extra scrutiny of industrial uses; and incorporating Piipaash and Au Authmn cultural values into development design. This zoning update project, a.k.a., the Zoning Ordinance and Design Update (ZODU), began in late 2009 using internal government staff and focused on non-residential regulations, which make up most of the provisions of the Code, though there are some changes made to the agricultural and residential provisions of the Code, such as including the reduction in minimum home site sizes.
In addition to the Zoning Ordinance amendment, additional technical amendments to Chapter 17 and 18 are necessary to maintain consistency with the Code of Ordinances and the proposed Zoning Amendment.
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