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Neighborhood Conservation Overlay Recommendations

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Neighborhood Conservation Overlay Recommendations

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Neighborhood Conservation Overlay Recommendations

  1. 1. Neighborhood Conservation Overlay Process and Standards Recommendations
  2. 2.  Background  Neighborhood Integrity Process  Council/ PZWorkshops and Direction  City of Bryan R-NC presentation  NCO process experience  Observations, Lessons Learned & Staff Recommendations  Process  Additional (new) Overlay to limit unrelated household occupancy  City-wide Neighborhood Integrity recommendations  Defined Area  NCO Standards
  3. 3.  2007: Single-Family Overlay districts created  2008: Summerglen NPO approved  2015: McCulloch NCO approved  February 2018: City Council requested community feedback on NCO modifications  April / May 2018 : 2 CommunityWorkshops and online and paper surveys  July/August 2018: P&Z / City Council Workshops  November 2018: City of Bryan presentation to P&Z / Council on R-NC zoning district  February 2019: Heart of Southside NCO approved
  4. 4.  Currently 3 Single Family Overlay Options:  Neighborhood Preservation Overlay (NPO)  Neighborhood Conservation Overlay (NCO)  Historic Preservation Overlay (HPO)  Required For All Single Family Overlays:  Defining boundary of the overlay  Required neighborhood meeting with Staff  Requirements for a petition in with 50%+1 support
  5. 5.  Allows neighborhoods to self-impose additional standards to address neighborhood-specific issues  Items that may be selected for inclusion in the overlay are:  Front / Side Street Setbacks  Minimum Lot Size  Maximum Building Height  Tree Preservation  Landscape Maintenance  Garage Access / Location  Off-Street Parking  Building Materials  Fencing
  6. 6.  Process Improvements  Staff to advertise for the neighborhood meeting rather than the applicants  Notify all adjacent subdivisions adjacent  Waive rezoning fee, but charge notification costs  NCO Option Modifications  Lot Coverage  Tree Protection  On-Site Parking  Lot Sizes only applying to new lots  Garage Requirement  No MoreThan 2 or 3 Unrelated Option
  7. 7.  Adopted in 2006  Occupancy limited to 2 unrelated  Homes leased to more than 2 unrelated are grandfathered  58% property owner support required  47 subdivisions have been rezoned
  8. 8.  Process / Administration:  Too much staff involvement prior to application  Need additional City oversite  District Changes:  Option to regulate more than 2 unrelated  Concerned with behaviors / symptoms in neighborhoods  Area:  Unpredictable / unclear  Standards:  Need to be more flexible
  9. 9.  Neighborhood process and standards handbook  Neighborhood meeting letter template with map and NCO overview  Petition template with map and standards  Define maximum time between petition creation and application  Alter committee make-up: minimum of 4, minimum of 1/subdivision  Application submission triggers Staff’s project management  Public meetings  Map creation  Notifications  Conservation Study  Certified support / dissent letter  Notify all adjacent subdivisions  Waive rezoning fee, but charge notification costs
  10. 10.  Currently 3 Single Family Overlay Options:  Neighborhood PreservationOverlay (NPO)  NeighborhoodConservationOverlay (NCO)  Historic Preservation Overlay (HPO)  Staff Recommends:  Eliminating the Neighborhood Preservation Overlay (NPO) option  If the policy direction is to limit the number of unrelated, then staff recommends creating an additionalOverlay option  Similar to the City of Bryan’s process / regulation  Higher threshold of buy-in – 58%  Grandfathering  City-wide Neighborhood Standards  Define and limit parking in the rear of single-family structures  Limit impervious cover
  11. 11.  Current definition of a neighborhood:  “A subarea of the City in which the residents share a common identity focused around a school, park, community, business center, or other feature. For the purposes of a Single-Family Overlay District, a neighborhood must contain at least thirty (30) single-family structures in a compact, contiguous area, or be an original subdivision or phase of a subdivision if the subdivision contains fewer than thirty (30) single- family structures. Boundary lines must be drawn to include blockfaces on both sides of a street, and to the logical edges of the area or subdivision, as indicated by a creek, street, subdivision line, utility easement, zoning boundary line, or other boundary.”  Staff Recommendations:  Original subdivisions  Each subdivision must meet 50%+1
  12. 12.  NCO Modifications  Lot Coverage  Tree Protection  On-Site Parking  Lot Sizes only applying to new lots  Garage Requirement
  13. 13.  Process ▪ Neighborhood responsibilities ▪ City responsibilities  Additional (new) Overlay to limit unrelated household occupancy ▪ Similar to City of Bryan’s R-NC district  Potential City-wide Neighborhood Integrity items ▪ Define and limit parking in the rear of single-family structures ▪ Limit impervious cover  DefinedArea ▪ Original Subdivision  NCO Standards ▪ As recommended by Council in August 2018

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