The Zoning Diagnostic Report is the first step in the future creation of the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO). It evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of the zoning ordinance, how well it is equipped to implement the 2015 Comprehensive Plan as well as other City adopted plans and policies, and provides an assessment of usability and clarity. This step was designed to enable a discussion at a public meeting—and eventual consensus—on the necessary course of action prior to drafting any new codes.
The report is arranged in three parts. Part Two is numbered so that the City Council and the larger community can track identified issues and potential solutions, provide input to the direction on priority strategies and changes which should be pursued moving forward. It does not include or suggest specific code language. Specific code language will be developed later in the first drafts of the UDO.
A public meeting to discuss the findings of the report is scheduled for Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 474 Broadway, in the upstairs Music Hall.
All local residents, property and business owners are encouraged to review the report and attend the meeting if they have questions. Additional public meetings are anticipated later in the process to discuss the draft Unified Development Ordinance once it is prepared.
For more information related to this project and to review the zoning diagnostic report, please visit: www.saratogaspringsudo.com