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File #: 20-181    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/14/2020 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 4/28/2020 Final action:
Title: Request-to-Set a Public Hearing on Text Amendments to the Land Use Ordinance relating to residential uses in the B-1(c) District PURPOSE: The purpose of this agenda item is to consider setting public hearing on text amendments relating to residential uses in the B-1(c) District, subject to specific criteria. A draft ordinance has been prepared. Text amendments are legislative decisions; the Town Council must receive public input prior to making a decision.
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Resolution, 2. Attachment B - Draft LUO Ordinance Relating to Residential Uses in the B-1(c) District_04-14-2020, 3. Attachment C - LUO_AME 104 COBB_Application
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Request-to-Set a Public Hearing on Text Amendments to the Land Use Ordinance relating to residential uses in the B-1(c) District
PURPOSE: The purpose of this agenda item is to consider setting public hearing on text amendments relating to residential uses in the B-1(c) District, subject to specific criteria. A draft ordinance has been prepared. Text amendments are legislative decisions; the Town Council must receive public input prior to making a decision.
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DEPARTMENT: Planning

CONTACT INFORMATION: Christina Moon - 919-918-7325, cmoon@townofcarrboro.org; Marty Roupe - 919-918-7333, mroupe@townofcarrboro.org; Patricia McGuire - 919-918-7327, pmcguire@townofcarrboro.org; Nick Herman - 919-929-3905, gnherman@broughlawfirm.com

INFORMATION: Jim Spencer Architects, PA, working as the agent for Self-Help Ventures Fund, has submitted an application for text amendments to the Land Use Ordinance (LUO) to allow residential uses on the ground floor of the B-1(c) zoning district for an affordable housing proposal (Attachment C).

Self-Help Ventures Fund is working with Habitat for Humanity to redevelop two small lots at 104 Cobb Street to create four affordable housing units. The subject property is zoned B-1(c). Section 15-160.1 of the LUO prohibits residential uses on the ground floor of the district. A draft ordinance has been prepared to allow ground floor residential uses for affordable housing purposes in this zoning district under very specific circumstances (Attachment B). Staff is examining other provisions of the LUO, such as requirements for screening, as the applicant has expressed difficulty meeting the standard for screening along the street rights-of-way. The resolution provides an option for the Council to direct staff to include another provision in the draft ordinance to reduce or waive this requirement.

The Town Council must receive public comments before adopting amendments to the Land Use Ordinance. Orange C...

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