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Public hearings dominate Monday’s Cape Coral City Council agenda

By Staff | Jan 22, 2016

Cape Coral City Council returns to its regular meeting schedule on Monday in Council Chambers at City Hall.

They will hold seven public hearings on ordinances and resolutions involving land use and zoning changes as well as establishing new guidelines for commercial landscaping and regulations for roof structures covering gas pumps.

Two other hearings are associated with the downtown CRA?district stormwater management utility and “in-lieu-of user fee” amounts paid into the stormwater management trust fund.

The zoning and land use ordinance hearings are associated with requests to amend the designation of property located at the southwest corner of the intersection of Skyline Boulevard and Mohawk Parkway from single family residential to multi-family residential. Other multi-family and commercial properties are in close proximity of the subject parcels.

The city adopted a non-residential design standard in 2008, but those standards have been a challenge when applied to structures without walls, such as gas pump roofs. The amendment will explicitly establish new standards for roof design. It prohibits flat and parapet roofs.

New commercial landscaping rules ordinance increases the minimum height of shrubs to 24 inches and maintained at a minimum of 36 inches.

The meeting starts at 4:30 p.m.