There is much work ahead to prepare a new zoning code that is fair, sensible and smart.
The Charter Amendment creating the Commission requires an open and public process and contains a timeline for the following key action steps:
In 2009, the Zoning Code Commission completed the first phase of its work, culminating in the publication of Draft Recommendations for a New Zoning Code and a Change Memo detailing revisions to the Draft Recommendations. The second phase of work, writing the new code, was completed in mid-2011. In May 2011 the Zoning Code Commission sent its Zoning Code Proposals to City Council.
City Council began hearings on the Zoning Code Proposals in June 2011 and recessed the hearings until the fall. When City Council closes the hearings, the Zoning Code Commission will consider the public comments and recommendations of City Council, and issue a Final Report for City Council action.
|Appointment of the Commission||
|Preparation of the Preliminary Report||
|Public Review & Council Action on the Preliminary Report||
|Issuance of a Final Report||
|Council Action on the Final Report||