UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT CODE (UDC)
UDC Amendments (Adopted by Council)
July – Conversion of zoning district names; “dwelling” definition; Landmark Commission vote requirement; parking ratio for Indoor Recreation; Urban Transportation Plan design criteria manual; and street section design.
February – Definitions; public notice; 1:2 setback based on height; corner lot side yards; water-oriented lots; single-family setbacks; “RM-AT” setbacks; townhouse illustration; retail uses in industrial zoning districts; excluding chickens from animal pen requirements; aboveground fuel storage setback; garage setback; tandem parking; institutional signs; cul-de-sacs; dead end water mains; and payment of fees to Trust Fund.
July – “RM-AT” permitted uses, density, yards, and height; parking ratio for “big box” stores
December – Creation of Compatible Zoning Districts (“CC” and “IC” Districts)
January – Dedication of Public Open Space
March – Public notice; ¾ vote by Council; special permits; building permit expiration; administrative adjustments; setbacks in two-family, townhouse, and multifamily zoning districts; heavy vehicle service; location of detached accessory structures; banners; and institutional signs
March – Deferment Agreements: Administrative approval of deferment agreements
March – Street design standards and compliance and 30-year life level of service
April - Model Subdivision Rules for subdivisions in the City’s Extraterritorial Jurisdiction
May - Signs installed by a transit company
August - Sidewalk Cafes
August - Creation of the “RS-22” Single-Family 22 District for half-acre lots
October - Restaurant floor area limitations in Neighborhood Commercial and Office zoning districts.
December - Infrastructure design requirements
April – Increasing time limit for Council action on rezonings and historic designations
May – Regarding infrastructure improvements for plat recordation prior to final acceptance and at final acceptance.
December –Clarifying the transfer of monies between trust funds
January –Improving City’s ability to enforce zoning regulations related to bar, taverns, or pubs; and removing “bar” from the list of accessory uses for a restaurant.
March – Increasing the allowed square footage of individual units in a self-storage facility (mini-storage facility) from 400 to 500 square feet.
TheUnified Development Code (UDC), which became effective July 1, 2011, is a comprehensive document designed to consolidate the City's former Zoning Ordinance, Platting Ordinance, and other developmental regulations.
The purpose of the UDC is based on three principles:
A one-book resource for all regulations pertaining to development.The UDC is written in easy to understand, everyday language.The UDC is organized to promote flow, consistency, and the ability to find information easily.
UDC Sustainability Ordinances
Sec. 6.6 Development Concept & Special Overlay Zoning Districts
Sec. 6.7 Clustered Development Overlay District
Sec. 6.8 Mixed-Use Overlay District
Sec. 6.11 Uptown-Downtown MUS District Ordinance
Sec. 6.12 Target Area Special Overlay District
Sec. 6.13 Streetscape Zone Standards
Sec. 6.14 Alternative Housing Option Standards
Sec. 7.11 Neighborhood Mixed Use Standards
Sec. 7.12 Adaptive Reuse Ordinance
Your comments are important to us!
Public participation is vital in the adoption of new codes. Please submit your comments on any proposed amendments or feel free to suggest amendments using the UDC Feedback page or contact the Zoning Division at (361) 826-3240.
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