unanimously agreed to forward this recommendation back to the BPC.
B. UDC Text Amendments (Phase 4) - Final Draft Text Changes
Mr. Smith provided an overview of the proposed text changes, specifically dealing
with drive-thru businesses and utility easements within the M-DT zoning district.
He noted that the changes incorporated ideas provided by the Commission at the
July 21 meeting as well as revisions and suggestions following conversation with
the City Traffic Engineer.
Commissioner Stanton made a motion that the revisions prepared by the staff
relating to drive-thru businesses, as distributed with the work session packet, be
approved. Commissioner MacMann seconded the motion and it was unanimously
approved by the Commission.
Mr. Smith continued to overview the proposed changes to the requirement for
platting utility easements in the M-DT district with replats. The Commission sought
a clarification on under what condition such easements would be platted. Mr.
Smith confirmed it would be at the discretion of the Utility Director. Following
limited additional discussion, Commissioner Stanton moved to approve the text
change, as presented in the work session packet. Commissioner MacMann
seconded the motion and it was unanimously approved by the Commission.
Mr. Zenner noted that the approved text changes would be distributed to the
design professionals for review prior to the formal scheduling of a public hearing
on the matters. The public hearing was tentatively set for the September 22
Planning Commission meeting. He also noted several other text changes would be
packaged together with the items discussed this evening. These additional items
were general less complex and intended to address “technical” adjustments to the
UDC such as correctly identifying cross-references within the body of the UDC text,
grammatical corrections to definitions, and the elimination of the C-2 district
standards given no C-2 zoning remained on the City’s zoning maps.
Mr. Zenner also provided an overview of upcoming zoning topics that the
Commission could anticipate on reviewing. He noted that the next work session
would involve discussion of the STR draft regulations distributed with the August 4
work session agenda and those topics noted as “TBD”. He stated that there would
be several items within the draft standards that would need discussion, but for the
most part a voting “up or down” process similar to that used this evening could be
employed. Mr. Zenner noted that once the details of the regulations were agreed
upon, staff and the Commission would need to develop the transmission memo to
Mr. Zenner further provided an overview of several other topics that would be
considered such as amendments to the tree preservation and
landscaping/screening requirements, location of parking in yard areas as well as
other clarifications to certain practices and procedures that have been found
cumbersome. It was discussed that a more methodical approach may be necessary
to address UDC changes such as “article by article” or “thematic” to ensure that staff
and Commission efforts in discussing future amendments were being maximized.