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City Council May 15, 2012 Planning


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City Council May 15, 2012 Planning

  1. 1. City CouncilMay 15, 2012
  2. 2. Lake Nasworthy – Background• June 2011 – Council gave staff direction to proceed;• Sep 2011 – RFQ published;• Nov 2011 – RFQ closed;• Dec 2011 – Committee reviewed submittals and rankings were compiled;• Jan 2012 – Committee interviewed finalists;• Feb 2012 – Approached Council for permission to negotiate;• Mar – present – Staff worked with top ranked consultant to put together & finalize scope & negotiated on pricing;
  3. 3. Lake Nasworthy – RFQ• Firms were selected for interview that had experience in master planning, in areas with tourism and recreational value, & in waterfront development;• Scope was tailored to this project in this area, based upon all of the initial RFQ requirements and additional areas the committee wanted to see an emphasis in;• Essentially a business & pre-development initiative with necessary planning elements that will set area up for successful long-term investment & value increase;
  4. 4. Selection of Gateway• Data-driven approach;• Business “matchmaking” abilities;• Focus on public involvement;• Comprehension in pairing tourism & neighborhood needs;• Extensive experience in waterfront planning & projects;• Personalized, detailed approach;• Recognition of need for recreation & tourism year-round; and,• Understanding of preparing & utilizing market feasibility & analysis.
  5. 5. Lake Nasworthy – Current Actions• Yesterday – consultant & staff met with committee to review scope, and obtain recommendation;• Today – asking Council for a recommendation prior to moving forward to request permission to enter into contract;• This way of proceeding accomplishes what staff believed was important;
  6. 6. Bed & Breakfast Regs - Background• July 18, 2011 – Planning Commission established a special meeting to discuss;• August 22, 2011 – Special meeting to discuss potential ordinance changes – no decision made;• September 28, 2011 – reviewed features of other cities’ requirements, and staff was given items to research;• October 17, 2011 – further discussion held with Planning Commission;• December 7, 2011 – line items were voted on by Planning Commission;
  7. 7. Bed & Breakfast Regs - Background• February 20, 2012 – discussion of signage requirements and limitations on employees;• April 16, 2012 – Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve the draft and forward to Council for action;• Planning & legal staff worked through required review prior to bringing to Council;
  8. 8. Items REMOVED from Current Regs• No more than one person who is not a full-time resident of the dwelling shall be employed by the Bed and Breakfast establishment; and• In approving a special use allowing any Bed and Breakfast in RS-1, RS-2 or RS-3 zoning districts, City Council shall make a finding that the subject site shall be located in a transitional area.
  9. 9. Items MODIFIED from Current Regs• No exterior evidence of the Bed and Breakfast shall be allowed, except for one attached sign, no larger than six twelve square feet, which is not internally lit.• The resident operator shall keep a current guest register including names, permanent addresses, dates of occupancy and motor vehicle license numbers for all guests. in compliance with state code.
  10. 10. Items ADDED to Current Regs• For the purposes of determining privacy fence requirements, a Bed and Breakfast will always be considered a residential use.• All lighting shall be directed toward the Bed & Breakfast and not at surrounding neighbors.• On-site sales will be allowed as an accessory use to the Bed and Breakfast establishment; said sales will be limited to guests only; no other sales will be allowed at the location.
  11. 11. Changes in Where B&Bs are Allowed• Before: only allowed by right in CBD and CG;• Now : allowed by right in CN, CO, CG, CBD, CG/CH;• Before: allowed by a conditional use in CN, CO, OW, ML, MH;• Now: allowed by a conditional use in R&E, RS- 1, RS-2, RS-3, RM-1, RM-2, CH, OW, ML, MH;
  12. 12. Parking in Yards - Background• Discussion item in May of 2011;• At request of Council members Adams & Alexander, staff put together a partial draft, presented in October of 2011;• Draft provisions were approved to move forward by vote of 5-2;• Ordinance presented today includes all provisions;
  13. 13. Parking in Yards – Main Points• Wide variety of opportunities for property owners to create “paved” areas for parking in the front yards by offering a broad definition of paving;• Individuals living on narrow streets are allowed relief;• Individuals living along busier streets are allowed relief;• Rear yards and side yards are still available for parking, as most are generally screened or are interior lots;• Renters of residential property are penalized, and not the property owner(s); and• Residents are given a one-year period to come into compliance before the ordinance goes into effect.
  14. 14. Parking in Yards – ExceptionsBasically prohibits the parking of vehicles on unimproved surfacesin a residential zoning district, as a nuisance, with the followingexceptions:• Vehicles parked on an improved surface as defined within the ordinance, allowing a choice between one of five types of improvements;• Residential lots fronting onto street rights-of-way which have less than 36’ of pavement width;• Street rights-of-way defined in the Master Thoroughfare Plan as minor arterial, major arterial, minor collector, major collector;• ;
  15. 15. Parking in Yards – Exceptions• Vehicles parked in an area screened from public view, by a solidly opaque privacy fence or wall at least 6 feet in height placed in accordance with setback regulations;• Vehicles with a valid handicapped license plate or mirror hanger; or• Any vehicle in the rear yard of any lot in a residential district, so long as the rear boundary of said lot is not adjacent to a street right-of-way.