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File #: 14-0003    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Other Matters
File created: 1/7/2014 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 1/14/2014 Final action: 1/14/2014
Title: Work Session on General Use Zoning Strategy/NSA Implementation PURPOSE: The purpose of this item is to provide the Board of Aldermen with an opportunity to discuss a possible new zoning classification as part of the strategy to implement recommendations from the Northern Study Areas Plan Implementation Review Committee (NSAPIRC).
Attachments: 1. Att A - Staff Memo, 2. Att B - PB_Memo 041912
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Work Session on General Use Zoning Strategy/NSA Implementation

PURPOSE: The purpose of this item is to provide the Board of Aldermen with an opportunity to discuss a possible new zoning classification as part of the strategy to implement recommendations from the Northern Study Areas Plan Implementation Review Committee (NSAPIRC).
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DEPARTMENT: Planning

CONTACT INFORMATION: Christina Moon - 919-918-7325; Patricia McGuire - 919-918-7327; Mike Brough - 919-929-3905

INFORMATION: In February of 2011, the Town hosted two design workshops facilitated by the Durham Area Designers (DAD) to further explore design elements and potential zoning that might better realize the goals of the Facilitated Small Area Plan for Carrboro's Northern Study Area (NSA Plan) as identified by the NSAPIRC. The Board received a presentation on the findings from the design workshop on February 21, 2012.

Shortly thereafter, the Board received a memo from the Planning Board, dated April 19th, outlining concerns with the B-4 Zoning District (Outlying Concentrated Business). The Planning Board asked the Board of Aldermen to consider modifying the B-4 District to encourage more mixed-used developments with a more transit and/or pedestrian focus to better interface with existing neighborhoods. The Board subsequently discussed modifying the B-4 district to respond to the NSA design workshop concept plans during a follow-up presentation on September 18th (http://www.townofcarrboro.org/BoA/Agendas/2012/09_18_2012.htm ) and again as part of a discussion with Omar Zinn, the owner of the design workshop study site on January 29, 2013 (http://www.townofcarrboro.org/BoA/Agendas/2013/01_29_2013.htm). Interest in potential modifications to an existing zoning classification came up again a third time, during the November 19, 2013 public hearing for LUO text amendments regarding the M-1 Zoning District when the Board asked for an update of potential changes to the B-4 ...

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