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Cape Council workshop to discuss land use regulations

By Staff | May 27, 2016

With no regular meeting scheduled on Monday in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday, City Council will meet in a special workshop session Wednesday to discuss revisions to the city’s land use and development regulations and its commercial activity center land use classification.

Land use and development regulations are undergoing a rewrite in order to consolidate zoning districts, specialize zoning districts and a general updating of the district regulations.

Some of the updated regulations consider landscaping, facade and site improvements, architectural development standards, streetscape and signage, parking design and layout, and building location and orientation.

A timeline for the final revised LUDR document schedules public hearings before the Planning & Zoning Commission and City Council in October through December.

CAC?revisions aim to provide residential flexibility in the classification for properties detached from commercial potential and minimize the potential loss of mixed use and commercial development. Changes to CAC removed the potential to build new single and multi-family residences.

In some cases, undeveloped properties were located between existing duplexes and multi-family dwellings, making it difficult to develop properties as commercial or mixed use.

The meeting starts at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the Nicholas Annex building conference room.

Council’s next regular weekly meeting is June 13.