Updated Development Ordinance Module 1

This file contains the public review draft of Module 1 (PDF) of the updated Development Ordinance. This module is referred to as the "Administration Module" since it contains the chapters that relate to how the ordinance will be administered. Specifically, this document includes the following chapters:
  • Chapter 1 - General Provisions
  • Chapter 2 - Administration
  • Chapter 8 - Nonconformities
  • Chapter 9 - Enforcement
  • Chapter 10 - Definitions and Measurement (partial)
The document is referred to as a "module" since it is the 1st of 3 different groups of related chapters (or, modules) that will comprise the updated Development Ordinance.

Presentation Process
Module 1, Administration, will be considered by the Update Advisory Committee over the coming weeks. The Advisory Committee will review the draft text and provide comments to city staff and the consulting team for further modification, as appropriate. The draft Module 1 text and the Advisory Committee comments will then be presented to the Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council in early summer 2013. The direction provided by the Planning and Zoning Commission and the City Council will then be used to develop the Public Hearing Draft version of the Development Ordinance to be prepared later this year.

Each chapter in this Administration Module contains a summary table of contents and a short list of the significant changes from the current Development Ordinance. There are footnotes that explain the new sections proposed in the module text as well explanations of how current regulations are modified in these draft regulations. Additional background information about the rationale behind proposed changes to the current regulations is discussed in the Code Assessment (PDF) found under the "Work Products" tab of this website.

Readers should note that Chapter 10, Definitions and Measurement, includes only a partial list of definitions that will be supplemented as additional chapters are added to the updated Development Ordinance.

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