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New Zoning Ordinance

New Zoning Ordinance. Alderman Julian Miller, District 4 Town Hall Meeting Monday, November 28, 2018. Tonight’s Agenda. What is NewZO ? Review Map Summarize Articles Discuss timeline Questions. N e w Z O : Z o n i n g M ap & Z o n i n g O r d i n a n ce.

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New Zoning Ordinance

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  1. New Zoning Ordinance Alderman Julian Miller, District 4 Town Hall Meeting Monday, November 28, 2018

  2. Tonight’s Agenda • What is NewZO? • Review Map • Summarize Articles • Discuss timeline • Questions

  3. NewZO:ZoningMap&ZoningOrdinance • GeneralProvisions(1.0) • ReviewBodiesandAdministrators(2.0) • Application andReviewProcedures (3.0) • MeasurementsandExceptions(4.0) • BaseZoningDistricts(5.0) • SpecialPurposeDistricts(6.0) • HistoricandOther Overlay Districts(7.0) • UseStandards(8.0) • GeneralSiteStandards(9.0) • NaturalResources (10.0) • Nonconformities(11.0) • Violations,Penalties andEnforcement(12.0) • DefinitionsandAbbreviations(13.0) Zoning OrdinanceChapters

  4. Article 2: ReviewBodiesandAdministrators • Outlines responsibilities for: • Metropolitan Planning Commission • Zoning Board of Appeals • Historic Preservation Commission • Historic District Board of Review • Describes responsibilities for: • Planning Director • City Manager

  5. Article 2: ReviewBodiesandAdministrators • Planning Director: • Comprehensive Plan amendments • Zoning Map and Text amendments • Planned Development districts • Planning Commission Development Plans • City Development Plans • Traffic analyses • Special Use permits • Subdivisions • Local historic district designations including amendments to height and contributing resources maps • Local historic property designations • Certificate of Appropriateness for local historic districts and properties • Historic Preservation Commission • Historic Downtown Historic District Board of Review

  6. Article 2: ReviewBodiesandAdministrators • City Manager: • City development plans • Temporary uses permits • Home occupation permits • Sign permits • Proactive preservation • Written interpretations • Wetlands assessments [as applicable] • Wetland and marsh buffer modifications • Traffic Impact Analysis

  7. Article 3: Application and Review Procedures • Consolidates procedures for review of major development & zoning/approval processes submitted to review bodies/administrators in one Article • States public notice requirements • Clearly articulates review standards • Outlines who may initiate • Provides application submittal requirements • Cross-references other sections of the Ordinance

  8. Article 4: Measurements & Exceptions • Describes in detail specific forms of measurement used to include:

  9. Article 5: Base Zoning Districts • Outlines base zoning district: • Conservation • Residential • Nonresidential • Mixed-use • Provides Principal Use Table: • Identifies zoning districts where uses permitted • Outlines development standards for each district: • minimum lot area/width • minimum building setbacks • maximum building coverage percentages • maximum building height • Reduces number of base zoning districts from appx 65 to 40 • Includes new RSF-5 district to reduce nonconforming residential lots • Replaces D-X with D-CBD

  10. Article 6: Special Purpose Districts • Planned Development Districts • Replaces Planned Unit Developments [PUD] • Provides greater flexibility with site design requirements compared to based zoning districts • Form-Based Planned Development Districts [FBPD] • Allows projects that would not otherwise be permitted under the strict application of zoning district development standards or general site standards • Provides prescriptive form-based regulations that may be used to seek approval of a development master plan • Establishes predictable built-form compatible with adjacent neighborhoods while promoting flexibility in use • Military Installation District • Applies to federal military properties [exempt from Zoning Ordinance]

  11. Article 7: Historic & Other Overlay Districts • Supplements existing base zoning district with additional and different sets of standards and conditions

  12. Article 8: Use Standards • Provides specific standards for special and limited uses

  13. Article 9: General Site Standards • Provides details of site planning and project design ensuring development has consistent and desirable character • Standards in addition to Base Zoning Standards [Art. 5], Planned Development Standards [Art. 6], Overlays [Art. 7] and other requirements in Ordinance

  14. Article 9: General Site Standards • Removed requirement to close existing driveways • Added pedestrian connection or stub-out for future linkages, must be provided where a new development lies within ½ mile of a school or existing/planned transit route • Changed grandfathering of off-street parking requirement; will not apply if the building space is increased by 40% or more • Added bicycle requirements for day care facilities, pharmacies and hotel/motel/inn • Prohibited light strips around windows, including those inside the structure that are visible from the ROW

  15. Article 10: Natural Resource Standards • Protects open spaces, natural resources, community character and the quality of water and land while reducing future vulnerability to natural hazards and cultivating a sense of space

  16. Article 11: Nonconformities • Establishes regulations and limitations on continued existence of uses that came into existence legally but do not conform to one or more of the Ordinance requirements • Outline Continuance of non conforming structures and uses • Defines when non conforming uses and structures can be expanded • Establishes conditions for development on non conforming lots

  17. Article 12: Violations, Penalties & Enforcement • Ensures compliance with Ordinance • Outlines conditions of certificates, entitlements, permits, licenses or other approvals granted • Enforcement: • Handled by City’s Code Compliance Department • Violation investigated • May require inspection • Notice of violation issued • If violation not corrected, city may deny or revoke permit, issue stop work order, or prosecute in Recorder’s Court • Authority granted to confiscate illegal signs

  18. Revised Timeline • Update to Planning Commission Ongoing • Convene Town Hall Meetings November • Present to Planning Commission Early January • Present to City Council January/February

  19. QUESTIONS…COMMENTS? Marcus Lotson, Director Bridget Lidy, Director Development Services Planning & Urban Design MPC City of Savannah 912-651-1497 912-525-3097 lotsonm@thempc.org blidy@savannahga.gov www.newZO.org

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