While the City’s Land Management Ordinance (LMO) must be updated in order to effectively implement the recommendations in GVL2040, City Council recognizes that a comprehensive revision to the LMO is a complex, involved process that can’t be accomplished quickly. As a result, City Council recently directed staff to develop text amendments to the LMO that will help protect the character of existing neighborhoods from the impact of commercial and multi-family development in the near term. Staff’s first charge was to address a series of specific development issues, including outdoor dining, commercial trash collection, light pollution, field changes, lot coverage allowances, height transitions, setback requirements and landscape buffers.
The proposed text amendments addressing those issues are now available for review and comment. In each case, the current ordinance and the proposed change(s) are provided side-by-side for easier comparison. The Planning Commission will consider the proposed text amendments at their meeting on May 20 and will make a recommendation to City Council.
We value your input and are interested in hearing your feedback on the proposed changes by May 18.