Jun 3 2012

Piedmont Zoning Changes to be Presented

State mandated housing requirements for increased housing units and multiple density residential to be implemented –

Staff will be presenting a comprehensive set of proposed revisions to Piedmont’s Zoning Code, Chapter 17, at the June 11, 5:00 p.m. Piedmont Planning Commission meeting. 

A zoning change requiring any new development in Zones C and D (Multiple Density Residential and Commercial) to be a minimum density of 12 housing units per acre is included.

The zoning code specifies how all properties in Piedmont can be used.  The draft changes implement changes to the Housing Element adopted on June 6, 2011.

“The introduction will cover the purpose of the revisions: implementation of the General Plan Actions, Housing Element Programs, address comments received in the 2007 General Plan Survey, and codify City Council and Planning Commission directives. Additionally, staff are recommending certain refinements to the Code provisions aimed at improving clarity and consistency, and streamlining application procedures.”

Replacing a City Wall

The Planning Commission will also consider residential applications and an application by the City to demolish an existing concrete wall and side yard gate along the right (west) property line of City Hall and construct a new stucco-faced wall and wood gate.  The wall borders City Hall and the adjacent property to the west.  The City is adhering to City ordinances requiring the  application and review of changes and improvements on City property.

The full Commission agenda and staff reports can be accessed here.  To view video of Planning Commission meetings click here.

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