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St. Tammany Parish Land Use Regulatory Ordinance

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  • 1. St. Tammany Parish Land Use Regulatory Ordinance No. 523 Comprehensive Re-zoning of the St. Tammany Parish Zoning Ordinance
  • 2. Why re-draft the Ordinance?
    • As zoning ordinances are amended over time, conflicts and inconsistencies develop
    • New development methods, concepts and technologies create/highlight shortcomings
    • Community standards and expectations change as the community grows
    • Legislative and judicial actions require review of processes and procedures
  • 3. Expansion of Districts
    • The dramatic steps between land use districts often results in difficult decisions
    • Conditional uses were used to address these concerns
    • More districts can provide relief without requiring extensive public hearings for each use
  • 4. Proposed Residential Districts
    • Four E-Estate Districts to preserve large parcel rural areas of the Parish
    • Six A-Single Family Districts to provide for suburban level development
    • Three A-Two Family/Multiple Family to provide density in appropriate areas
  • 5. Proposed Commercial Districts
    • Six NC-Neighborhood Commercial Districts
    • Three Medical Use Districts
    • Two Educational Use Districts
    • One Public Facilities District
    • Four Highway Commercial Districts
    • Three Industrial District
    • One Planned Business Campus
    • One Animal Training/Housing District
    • One Gaming District
  • 6. Residential Districts 1 acre density Residential A-2 - Suburban 3 acres density Residential A-1A - Suburban 5 acre density Residential A-1 - Suburban One unit per 7 acres Residential E-4 - Estate One unit per 10 acres Residential E-3 - Estate One unit per 15 acres Residential E-2 - Estate One unit per 20 acres Residential E-1 - Estate Minimum Lot Size Type of Use District
  • 7. Residential Districts 8 units per acre density Residential A-4A Single Family One unit per 1500 square feet Residential A-7 - Multiple Family One unit per 3000 square feet Residential A-6 - Multiple Family 8 units per acre density Residential A-5 - Two Family 4 units per acre density Residential A-4 - Single Family 2 units per acre density Residential A-3 - Suburban Minimum Lot Size Type of Use District
  • 8. Neighborhood Districts Neighborhood NC-5 Retail and Service Neighborhood NC-6 Public, Cultural, Recreation Neighborhood NC-4 Neighborhood Lodging Neighborhood NC-3 Neighborhood Institutional Neighborhood NC-2 Indoor Retail/Service Neighborhood NC-1 Professional Office Type of Use District
  • 9. Institutional Districts Educational ED-2 Higher Education Educational ED-1 Primary Education Public PF-1 Public Facility Medical MD-3 Medical Facility Medical MD-2 Medical Clinic Medical MD-1 Medical Residential Type of Use District
  • 10. Heavy Commercial Districts Commercial PBC Planned Bus. Campus Industrial I-3 Heavy Industrial Industrial I-2 Intermediate Industrial Industrial I-1 Light Industrial Specialized AT-1 Animal Training/Housing Specialized RBG Riverboat Gaming Commercial HC-4 Highway Commercial Commercial HC-3 Highway Commercial Commercial HC-2 Highway Commercial Commercial HC-1 Highway Commercial Type of Use District
  • 11. Overlays
    • PUD Overlay replaces the PUD zoning classification to allow the reversion of the approval to the underlying zoning if the project does not develop in a timely fashion
    • Manufactured Housing Overlay permits the “by-right” use of manufactured housing in areas deemed appropriate for such use
    • MHO also prohibits the placement of manufactured housing in inappropriate locations
    • The Slidell Airport Overlay protects the airspace around the Slidell Airport
    • Municipal Interface Overlay allows some coordination and joint reviews between the Parish Government and participating municipalities
    • Planned Corridor Overlay maintains the PCO standards along Highway 21 and Gause Boulevard
  • 12. Planned Unit Developments
    • Basic Procedure is adequate
    • Some additional standards are needed
    • Lack of adequate zoning is primary problem
    • Lack of procedural guidance has cause confusion and conflict
    • PUD’s that do not develop in a timely fashion can result in substandard development
  • 13. Traditional Neighborhood Development
    • In addition to PUD, the ordinance includes a process and standards for Traditional Neighborhood Developments
    • TND’s allow mixed use development at a human scale similar to the older cities and towns such as:
      • Charleston
      • Savannah
      • Santa Fe
      • Downtown Covington
      • Trailhead in Mandeville
      • Olde Town Slidell
      • Madisonville
      • Abita Springs
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  • 15. Re-zoning Process
    • Land Use Survey
    • Public Comment, including Greenprint
    • Staff recommendation
    • Submittal to Zoning Commission
    • Advertising and Public Hearings
    • Recommendation to Parish Council
    • Hearings and adoption
  • 16. Land Use Survey
    • Currently underway
    • Initial study area completed
    • Continuing in second study area
    Public Comment
    • Saturday Meeting
    • Greenprint Model input
    • Weekday walk-ins
  • 17. Staff Recommendations
    • Review existing use and zoning classification
    • Review all 2025 Planning Elements
    • Review existing approvals
    • Review input from final public meetings
    • Review capital improvements to infrastructure
    • Use Greenprint, Traffic and Drainage models
    • Recommendations on every parcel
  • 18. Submittal to Zoning Commission
    • Staff presents recommendation to Zoning Commission
    • Public Hearing is held after all advertising requirements are met
    • Commission reacts to input and amends recommendation if necessary
    • Commission makes formal recommendation to Parish Council
  • 19. Submittal to Parish Council
    • Zoning Commission forwards recommendation to Parish Council
    • Public Hearing is set and held as determined by the Parish Council
    • Parish Council reacts to input and amends recommendations if necessary
    • Parish Council adopts Rezoning and sets a date in which that zoning will go into effect
  • 20. CRA-1 CRA-2 CRA-4 CRA-3 CRA-5
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  • 24. CRA-1 Schedule
    • Area bounded by Highway 59, Hwy 36, Hwy 11 and Lake Pontchartrain
    • Saturday Meeting scheduled for mid to late February.
    • Input on St. Tammany Greenprint Model
    • Weekday walk-ins twice during the following week
    • Staff recommendation to Zoning Commission on April 15, 2008.
    • Commission to hold Hearing in June.
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  • 26. St. Tammany Greenprint Model
    • Funded by grant to Trust for Public Land
    • Cross section of individuals and interest groups brought together by TPL as Stakeholders
    • Basic structure is TPL Greenprint model
    • Specifics provided by Stakeholders
    • Criteria weighted by Stakeholders
  • 27. Who were the Stakeholders? Mr. David Campbell Private Citizen Mr. Scott Chotin Private Citizen Mr. Richard Freeman, Jr. Private Citizen Mr. Jonathan Reily Private Citizen Mr. Sean Burkes J.V. Burkes & Associates Ms. Marilyn Wencel Habitat For Humanity Mr. Rusty Batty LSU Ag Rep for St. Tammany Ms. Debbi Smith DS Marketing & Management Solutions Mr. Bruce Wainer Wainer Companies Ms. Donna O'Daniels Executive Director Tourist Commission Mr. Carlton Dufrechou Director Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation Mr. Peter Link Parish National Bank Mr. Bill Jones Jones Fussell, LLP Ms. Willie Paretti St. Tammany West Chamber Ms. Maura Donahue Donahue Favret Contractors Mr. Robert Levis Robert Levis Family (UNO Tech Park site) Mr. Jean Champagne KLL Consultant, Inc. Mr. Francis "Boogie" Gomila East St. Tammany Events Center Commission Mr. Reid Falconer Cypress Southern Companies, Inc. Mr. Paul Mayronne Jones Fussell, LLP Ms. Jill Mastrototaro Lake Pontchartrain Basis Foundation Dr. Eugene Turner LSU Coastal Ecology Institute Professor Buck Abbey LSU School of Landscape Architecture
  • 28. Who were the Stakeholders? (cont’) Honorable Louis Fitzmorris Mayor, Abita Springs Honorable Ben Morris Mayor, Slidell Honorable James Lavigne Mayor, Pearl River Honorable Peter L. Gitz Mayor, Madisonville Honorable Candace Watkins Mayor, Covington Honorable Edward Price, III Mayor, Mandeville Honorable Marshall Brumfield Mayor, Folsom Honorable Barbara Gibson Mayor, Sun Honorable Michael Strain, DVM State Representative, District 74 Council members and staff Municipalities and Council Ms. Diane Sambola St. Tammany Parish School Bd. Mr. Trey Folse St. Tammany Parish School Bd. Mr. Martin Bruno Planning Director, Slidell Ms. Louisette Kidd Planning Director, Mandeville Ms. Nkikda Bagbe Planning Director, Covington Mr. Paul Carroll STP Engineering Mr. Rusty Waldrup STP Information Services Mr. Greg Gordon STP Environmental Services
  • 29. Conservation Priorities
    • As set by Stakeholders
      • Mitigate Floods and Manage Stormwater 26%
      • Protect Critical and Sensitive Areas 26%
      • Parks Network 25%
      • Protect and Restore Wetlands 18%
      • Maintain Rural Character 5%
    • More localized areas will likely have different priorities
    • Greenprint Model allows us to compare localize priorities and parishwide priorities
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