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 cannot 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 Planning Commission will consider the first round of text amendments at a special called meeting on Wednesday, June 9.
Subsequently, the second round of revisions are now available for review and comment online. They include changes on affordable housing, traffic, parking lots, uses that abut single-family residences and stormwater. The Planning Commission will review the second round of proposed text amendments at its June 17 meeting and City Council will consider them at its June 28 meeting. The deadline to submit comments is 5 p.m. on June 15.