Refreshed Code Assessment

This refreshed Code Assessment (PDF) is an updated version of the Code Assessment prepared for the city in 2009.

The 2009 version of the Code Assessment was prepared in response to the Core City Plan's recommendation that the city consider revising its development regulations to allow for more mixed-use, compact development and redevelopment. At the time of its preparation in 2009, the original Code Assessment sought to answer 2 questions:
  1. Should the city revise its Development Ordinance?
  2. What benefits would accrue to the city from revising the Development Ordinance?
The City Council considered the original Code Assessment in 2009 and decided to proceed with revising the Development Ordinance in accordance with the recommendations in the document.

Committee Consideration
The city secured funding for updating the Development Ordinance in 2011, and so the 1st step in the process was to revisit and refresh the 2009 Code Assessment. The refreshed Code Assessment includes these revisions. The refreshed Code Assessment was considered by the Update Advisory Committee on August 27, 2012, by the public on September 11, 2012, and during a joint meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council on September 25, 2012.