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File #: 14-0196    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 6/4/2014 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 6/10/2014 Final action:
Title: Work Session on Proposed General Use Zoning Strategy for NSA Implementation PURPOSE: The purpose of this item is to provide the Board of Aldermen with an opportunity to further discuss a possible new mixed-use zoning classification as part of the strategy to implement recommendations from the Northern Study Areas Plan Implementation Review Committee (NSAPIRC).
Attachments: 1. Att A - Resolution, 2. Att B - Staff Memo, 3. Att C - Excerpts from Article X of the LUO, 4. Att D- Excerpts from Article II of the LUO
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Work Session on Proposed General Use Zoning Strategy for NSA Implementation

PURPOSE: The purpose of this item is to provide the Board of Aldermen with an opportunity to further discuss a possible new mixed-use 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: At the January 14, 2014 work session, the Board discussed a staff proposal to create a new mixed-use zoning classification for the Northern Study Area, tentatively described as the Mixed Use Rural-Transition District (MURT). (Information from that meeting can be found at: https://carrboro.legistar.com/MeetingDetail.aspx?ID=278049&GUID=9338808C-AF83-4BD4-A2B8-6B1DB90A1C52&Options=info|&Search= ) The proposal was prepared in response to the February 2011 design workshops facilitated by the Durham Area Designers (DAD) to assist with the realization of some of the goals of the Facilitated Small Area Plan for Carrboro's Northern Study Area (NSA Plan) as identified by the NSAPIRC, and as identified by Omar Zinn the owner of the design workshop study site.

The January work session agenda materials included a summary memo providing a brief analysis of different approaches toward creating a new or modified zoning classification. Using the existing Office/Residential Mixed Use District (OR-MU) as a model, staff provided sample language for a potential Mixed Use Rural-Transition District (MURT), designed to provide a variety of different land use opportunities within a framework that responded to the landscape of the existing rural environment through open space, screening and buffer requirements. As part of an outline for the MURT district, staff included a list of potential land uses based on information from the property owne...

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