The public has expressed an interest to allow small-scale commercial uses in higher density multi-family residential neighborhoods. There is also an interest to allow neighborhood-scale mixed-use development along commercial corridors. The zoning districts currently adopted in Title 49 do not adequately accommodate those interests, and the proposed NC and MU3 zoning districts would change that.
Some key features of these new districts include smaller lot sizes, densities ranging from 15 to 30 dwelling units per acre, a prohibition on new single-family development, building height limits of 35 feet, and increased setbacks and landscaping requirements when abutting a single-family residential zoning district.
The Planning Commission discussed this topic on June 22, 2021, and recommended that the Assembly adopt this ordinance.