Due to COVID-19, the City had to revise the expected outcomes and adjust the timelines for the Rethink Zoning initiative. The City is proposing to move forward with multifamily, commercial and industrial zone consolidation, but will table major changes, such as new housing types and heights, in single family zones.
Here are the anticipated steps that will take place:
Planning Commission Action -- A public hearing was held before the Planning Commission on Aug. 18. On September 8th, the Planning Commission completed their recommendations to City Council scheduled for Sept. 8.
City Council -- The recommendations of the Planning Commission will be transmitted to City Council. The current schedule includes a briefing on September 30th at 6:30 p.m. and a public hearing on October 14th at 6:30 p.m. The City Council could consider action by October 21st, but is likely to act on November 4th.
Future Actions -- Some of the work that the City was intending to do for Rethink Zoning, such as additional housing types in single-family zones, has been drafted and can be picked up at a later date. Whether this happens in 2021 or later, such as when the City must review and update its comprehensive plan in 2024, will be determined at a later date.