CEDAR FALLS — The newly adopted downtown zoning code had been a hotly debated matter earlier than and after the November election in Cedar Falls.
Whereas discussions haven’t been as common, they’ve popped up the final 5 months. Amendments have been proposed by the Metropolis Council and, in some instances, reviewed by the Planning and Zoning Fee.
In a single occasion, an modification was adopted into legislation by the council.
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The brand new zoning code was adopted on a 4-3 vote in November. It changed language that hadn’t been up to date because the Nineteen Seventies.
It additionally introduced forth requirements that had been based mostly on “kind,” like facade, quite than use and has been described as being “extra clear and goal.”
On Jan. 18, the council initially beneficial eliminating new shared parking necessities within the zoning code.
For brand new growth initiatives that include flats or upper-floor industrial makes use of, a sure variety of shared parking areas needed to be supplied. To fulfill the requirement, they needed to be accessible for public use not less than 12 hours per day.
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A second preliminary advice from the council was growing a requirement for residential parking spots to 1 parking house per bed room.
That pertained to solely mixed-use and multi-unit buildings the place, below the brand new code, 0.5 areas per bed room together with 0.25 areas per bed room for shared parking had been required.
These two proposed amendments had been reviewed by the Planning and Zoning Fee, and on March 7 the council upheld the fee’s first advice to not erase the shared parking necessities.
Some standards for shared parking will likely be mentioned at future fee conferences, due to route given by the Metropolis Council Feb. 21 and March 7.
After three readings, the council adopted the second fee advice for a code modification to extend the residential parking requirement to 0.75 spots per bed room, however a minimum of one house per unit.
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The council additionally initially requested the Planning and Zoning Fee be “added again into the method” for reviewing website plans, versus having metropolis employees overview them.
The fee ended up recommending Wednesday that it overview all “new buildings” within the extra city areas “to verify employees administrative overview choices.”
A public listening to was scheduled for the June 8 fee assembly. If it strikes ahead, the council will take into account that proposed modification in three readings at future conferences.
Employees additionally will present a month-to-month report back to the fee on all website plans below administrative overview within the downtown, “in order that the fee can monitor, ask questions, talk about issues, and if needed provoke code amendments if issues come up.”
The council will take into account that modification in three readings at future conferences.
And, lastly, the Planning and Zoning Fee will overview one other of council’s preliminary modification suggestions from March 21, permitting for vinyl siding on any new single household dwelling and any new residential multi-unit buildings with lower than seven items.
Requirements don’t permit vinyl siding for industrial, mixed-use and multi-family residential buildings with greater than six items and the brand new code expanded that prohibition to incorporate any new multi-family residential constructing and any new single household dwelling.