Zoning

The Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) was adopted on April 21, 2015. Zoning activities from the adoption date forward are performed through implementation of the UDO, which includes code enforcement, along with shaping growth and redevelopment to meet the city’s comprehensive plan. The Development Department prepares and presents recommendations that ensure compliance with the UDO and the comprehensive plan in partnership with various boards and commissions to achieve a livable city while balancing the needs of residents and businesses. A copy of the UDO can be viewed and downloaded on Municode.

Zoning Compliance


Zoning Compliance is done as part of all building and land development review applications. Zoning compliance ensures that developments are in compliance with the zoning ordinance including, but not limited to, items such as density, height, use, open space, civic design, landscaping, setbacks, parking, and tree preservation. Specifications of Standard Development Documents of the UDO outlines requirements for all plans submitted for review and approval. See Land Development for additional information.

Rezoning


When a property owner seeks to change the zoning of their land, they must submit a rezoning application to the Development Department. After verifying that all the appropriate information has been provided and the required fees paid, staff schedules the application for hearing before the City Council. The Development Department makes a recommendation to the City Council for disposition of the application. The City Council makes the final decision to approve or reject the rezoning request. The Council may also place special stipulations or restrictions on an approved rezoning.

Variance


When a property owner seeks to receive a variance from a zoning standard, they must submit a variance application to the Development Department. After verifying that all of the appropriate information has been provided and the required fees paid, staff schedules the application for hearing before the City Council. Staff analyzes the application and makes a recommendation for approval or denial, and the City Council makes the final decision to approve or reject the variance request. The Council may also place special stipulations or restrictions on approved an variance.

Planned Unit Development (PUD

) & Development of Community Impact (DCI)
A PUD is two or more principal buildings to be constructed on a tract or several tracts of land of at least two acres. A DCI is defined as a development that is greater than 50,000 square feet of any use except that of single-family detached residential. The purpose of the DCI is to allow architectural review and approval for individual large-scale structures not subject to planned unit development review.

Subdivisions


The purpose of Subdivision Regulations is to establish procedures and standards for the development and subdivision of land which facilitates the creation of functional neighborhoods enhancing the quality of life for the immediate residents, adjoining neighborhoods, and the city as a whole. The Subdivision Regulations seek to accomplish the following goals:
  • Orderly growth and development of new and redeveloped neighborhoods
  • Coordination of streets within proposed neighborhoods with existing or planned streets and other public facilities
  • General distribution of population and traffic in a manner that will avoid congestion and overcrowding
  • Dedication or reservation of parks, public squares, and recreational areas, accessible to all residents to serve as community focal points
  • Set standards for landscaping and detailing of the public domain of streets, parks, and squares to promote a pedestrian-oriented environment and civic awareness
  • Provide for pleasing visual environments to ensure public health, safety, and the general welfare to residents of the city
See the Applications, Forms, and Documents section for submittal information for all zoning processes, and a copy of the Official Zoning Map.

See the Recent Zoning Agenda Items and Upcoming Zoning Agenda Items sections for information and documents pertaining to zoning cases.