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File #: 15-0224    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Passed
File created: 5/9/2015 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 6/23/2015 Final action: 6/23/2015
Title: Request-to-set a public hearing on Land Use Ordinance Text Amendments that would provide for a Site Specific, Flexible Zoning District PURPOSE: The purpose of this item is for the Board of Aldermen to consider setting a public hearing on text amendments to the Land Use Ordinance to establish a new site specific, flexible zoning district.
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Resolution, 2. Attachment B - Draft LUO amendment on FLX district 6-15-15
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Request-to-set a public hearing on Land Use Ordinance Text Amendments that would provide for a Site Specific, Flexible Zoning District

PURPOSE: The purpose of this item is for the Board of Aldermen to consider setting a public hearing on text amendments to the Land Use Ordinance to establish a new site specific, flexible zoning district.
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DEPARTMENT: Planning Department

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

INFORMATION: Since the presentation of the design workshop concept plans during the winter of 2011-2012, the Board has held three work sessions to begin to formulate a possible new general use zoning district to implement the recommendations of the NSAPIRC for mixed-use development opportunities in the Northern Study Area. At the first discussion on January 14, 2014, the Board considered a staff proposal for a new zoning district, tentatively named Mixed Use Rural-Transition (MURT) following the framework of the existing Office/Residential Mixed Use District (OR-MU). Staff also provided sample language for the MURT district that responded to the existing rural landscape through open space, screening and buffer requirements. At the June 10, 2014 work session, the Board began a more in-depth conversation relating to the appropriateness of specific land uses and building form--massing and height-and their placement on the site. Members of the Northern Transition Area Advisory Committee (NTAAC) were specifically notified of the third meeting, held on November 11, 2014, and invited to participate.

Throughout these meetings two themes have consistently remained at the forefront. The first is consistency with the Northern Study Area Plan; establishing a district that would allow the land uses identified by the design workshop participants and the site owner, while retaining the "design with nature themes" that seem app...

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