New Zoning Ordinance
PlanDSM, the City’s Comprehensive Plan, and GuideDSM, the City Council’s Strategic Plan, identify the need for a new zoning code as a top priority. The Public Review Draft Ordinance is the result of 15 months of consultant writing and internal staff review.
As the first comprehensive rewrite of the City's zoning ordinance since 1965, the Public Review Draft Ordinance implements the policies of PlanDSM by preserving and enhancing the existing character of the City's neighborhoods; emphasizing urban design and quality development; providing a more user friendly format; and providing greater predictability in development for neighborhoods and developers.
The public review draft comment period has been extended until 5pm on Friday, September 29, 2017. Please take time to review the presentation, How to Review the Public Review Draft and Zoning Maps, describing the Public Review Draft and explaining how it is formatted prior to your review of the ordinance. Any comments you may have can be shared with City staff by using the Get In Touch With Us section.
It is anticipated that a Public Hearing Draft of the new code and map will be released by the end of calendar year 2017. Public hearings on the new ordinance and map by the Plan and Zoning Commission and the City Council are anticipated to occur during the first quarter of calendar year 2018. Specific public hearing dates will be announced as they are scheduled.
Chapter 134: Zoning
Chapter 135: Planning