Houseal Lavigne Associates, LLC is tasked with rewriting the Zoning and Sign Ordinance. The Zoning and Sign Ordinances have not been comprehensively updated since 1996. Many changes have occurred in the past 23 years, making it necessary for ordinances to change. The Zoning Ordinance contains standards that are outdated, difficult to administer, and is not user-friendly. The current Ordinance does not address many modern standards such as mixed-use development and sustainability.
The Zoning and Sign Ordinance will provide a user-friendly, easy-to-read document that can be understood and interpreted by all users through graphics, illustrations, text, and tables.
On June 1, 2020, the Plan Commission participated in a virtual workshop (link to YouTube) to review and discuss proposed changes to articles 3, 4, and 5. A summary of the changes was given and maps shows the affected properties. Houseal Lavigne Associates modified the draft articles to reflect the Plan Commission comments, which are posted on the right on the website.
On February 3, 2020, the Plan Commission was presented (link to YouTube) with an update on the progress of the Zoning and Sign Code Rewrite and reviewed the Diagnostic Memo and Report. The PowerPoint presentation given by Houseal Lavigne Associates, LLC and Ancel Glink discussed a summary of issues identified during the public outreach process, the proposed Zoning and Sign Ordinance structure, and the preliminary recommendations for the Zoning and Sign Ordinance.
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