Should the city eliminate minimum floor area requirements for residences, allow residents to modestly increase floor area maximums, and require posting a demolition permit for 15 days before demolishing a building?
The city has been working on drafting a Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) for the past year. The first draft was released this summer.
Based on feedback from online comments and public meetings, the following questions were determined to need more input from the public:
- Minimum floor area requirement: Should the city eliminate its minimum floor area requirements for homes, to allow residents to build more affordable housing that has less environmental impact?
- Design review for increased floor area: Should residents be able to increase the floor area of their property by 6% if the Historic Preservation Commission approves the design?
- Demolition delay: Should the city require property owners to post demolition permits for 15 days before demolition, to give neighbors more notice and provide the opportunity for interested parties to propose alternative uses for the property before demolition? There is no current posting requirement for demolition permits.