The November Update from the Department of Community Development includes a recap of the Church Hill Zoning Meeting from a few weeks back:
DCD staff held a neighborhood meeting with Church Hill residents on October 22 to discuss possible zoning changes in response to the land use recommendations that residents shared with staff in July. This was the latest in a series of meeting that have been taking place since November of 2007.
Working closely with the community, staff has developed a plan that will rezone the Church Hill area and attempts to balance neighborhood interests. The plan honors existing commercial corridors and creates zoning districts of primarily low-density residential development, but also permits the flexibility to allow additional density and commercial uses in select areas. The plan would also apply a parking exempt overlay to the commercial districts in an effort to attract more businesses to the community.
Residents were generally pleased with the plan and the process will move forward over the coming months. Notice will be sent to affected property owners when the Planning Commission and City Council public hearings are scheduled.