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Text Change Process (TC-10-20)

Text Change Process (TC-10-20)

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This text change creates a new process for staff review and City Council authorization of citizen proposed amendments to the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO); and for the review and approval of property owner proposed amendments to property specific zoning conditions.   

>> Read the Text Change Process ordinance (TC-10-20).

Background information and Current Rules:

There are two types of text amendments in the UDO: 

  1. Amendments to the text of the UDO (Text Changes (TC-##-yy)), and;

  2. Amendments to conditions attached to conditional zoning districts (Zoning Condition Text Changes (TCZ-##-yy)).

Currently, all authorization requests for both types of text changes come before the City Council during public comment. Such a process does not provide staff sufficient time to review and comment on the requests.  Moreover, City Council has determined that requests for Zoning Conditions Text Changes should be processed in the same manner as rezoning (map amendment) requests. The City Council authorized this text change to establish procedures for the review of both types of text changes.

Proposed Text Change: 

  1. The proposed text change establishes a procedure for citizen proposed text changes which includes, a pre-application conference with staff, submittal and staff review of a Text Change application before the authorization request is presented to the City council.

  2. The proposed text change also establishes a procedure for property owner proposed Zoning Condition Text Changes which mirrors the review and approval procedure for rezoning (map amendment) requests, including the requirements for neighborhood meetings.    

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