As part of the development moratorium work plan, the City began a comprehensive update to its subdivision regulations in early 2018. The overall purpose of the proposed revisions is to craft a subdivision ordinance that directs the planning and design of future residential developments in a manner that respects the natural resources of the land and preserves the character and function of the landscape. A further purpose is to develop regulations that result in livable neighborhoods -- a mix of housing types designed with pedestrians and non-motorized transportation in mind, where spaces exist for safe play and recreation, and for neighbors to gather and socialize.
The Planning Commission held a public hearing on the subdivision update on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 and the hearing was continued to Thursday, February 28, 2019. Please check the agenda for more information.
Process: The Planning commission conducts a public hearing, considers public testimony and written correspondence, deliberates and then forwards a recommendation to the City Council for their review and action.
Subdivision Overview – Staff memo to Planning Commission, February 13, 2019
Subdivision Overview – Staff presentation to Planning Commission, February 13, 2019
Subdivision Overview – Staff memo to City Council, January 22, 2019
Subdivision Overview – Staff presentation to City Council, January 22, 2019
Ordinance 2019-03 – Relating to Subdivision Standards
Exhibit A - BIMC Chapter 17.12 Subdivision Standard
Exhibit B - BIMC Chapter 17.28 Definitions
Exhibit C - BIMC Chapter 18.18 --Subdivision Design Guidelines
Questions or comments:
Christy Carr, AICP, Senior Planner