At the May 12 City Commission, elected officials voted to schedule a public hearing on June 16 to take up the “Neighborhood Compatibility Ordinance.”
The ordinance proposes 34 new Zoning Code development standards designed to make new development more compatible with adjoining residential neighborhoods.
The 34 proposed development standards address 6 issue areas, including design standards for commercial signs on local roads, buffers for buildings greater than 2 stories, buffers for trash enclosures and loading zones, buffers for drive-throughs, lighting standards, and design standards for multi-family projects.
This project began when neighborhood groups expressed concerns about whether recent new development is compatible with adjacent residential neighborhoods. Based on these concerns, staff surveyed 14 cities to document the tools…