City of Burlington, Vermont

City of Burlington, Vermont

Department of Planning & Zoning
City Hall,  Burlington, Vermont 05401
Phone: 802-865-7188 Fax: 802-865-7195

 

Proposed Amendments Before the City Council

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Proposed amendments to the Comprehensive Development Ordinance (CDO) that are currently before the City Council are listed below.

Proposed amendments are first considered by the Planning Commission. The Planning Commission then votes whether to send the proposed amendment as is, or in revised form, to the City Council. The City Council then votes whether to adopt the Planning Commission's proposed amendment, or a revised form.

Final adopted versions are shown in Recently Adopted Amendments until they are incorporated into the text of the Comprehensive Development Ordinance itself.


ZA-18-04 Density Calculation: The purpose of this proposed amendment clarifies calculation of permitted residential density on a site. The Planning Commission held a public hearing on this proposed amendment on October 10, 2017.  The City Council referred the amendment to the Ordinance Committee following a first read on August 27, 2018. This amendment expired on October 10, 2018 and will be reintroducted before the Planning Commission as ZA-19-05. 

ZA-18-05 Article 3 Amendments: The purpose of this proposed amendment is to update Article 3 of the Comprehensive Development Ordinance relative to zoning permit release, timelines for pending permit applications, permit extensions, and permit duration. The Planning Commission referred this proposed amendment to the City Council following a public hearing on April 10, 2018. The City Council referred the amendment to the Ordinance Committee following a first read on July 16, 2018.

ZA-18-06 Article 8 Bike Parking: The purpose of this proposed amendment is to modify bike parking regulations in Article 8, and in Table 8.2.5-1. These changes increase the required ratios of bicycle parking for selected uses to more closely align with the APBP guidelines, and establish a payment in lieu option for required bike parking.  The Planning Commission referred this proposed amendment to the City Council following a public hearing on April 10, 2018. The City Council referred the amendment to the Ordinance Committee following a first read on July 16, 2018.

ZA-18-07 Conditional Use Exemptions: The purpose of this proposed amendment is to eliminate the Conditional Use exemption from Section 3.5.3 Exememptions, which was added to this section in 2015. The Planning Commission held a public hearing on this proposed amendment on June 12, 2018 and referred it to the City Council. The City Council referred the amendment to the Ordinance Committee following a first read on July 16, 2018.

ZA-18-08 Form District 5 Boundaries: The purpose of this proposed amendment is to modify the boundaries of Form District 5 to include additional properties located along the boundary of the current district. The Planning Commission held a public hearing on this proposed amendment on June 12, 2018.  The City Council referred the amendment to the Ordinance Committee following a first read on August 27, 2018.

ZA-19-01 Grocery in E-LM: The purpose of this proposed amendment is to expand the allowable size for grocery stores within the E-LM zone to 35,000 square feet. The Planning Commission held a public hearing on August 28, 2018. First read with the City Council is not yet scheduled.

ZA-19-02 Delete provision for additional unit for multifamily in RL: The purpose of this proposed amendment is to delete Sec. 4.4.5 (d) 5 A, Additional Unit to Multifamily.  This provision enabled 1 additional dwelling unit for existing multifamily homes in the RL zones. The Planning Commission held a public hearing on August 28, 2018. First read with the City Council is not yet scheduled.

ZA-19-03 Parking Amendments: The purpose of this proposed amendment is to establish a parking standard for Art Studios and to revise the standard for daycares/preschools. It also expands utilization of tandem parking for residential uses and clarifies the front yard parking standard. The Planning Commission held a public hearing on August 28, 2018. First read with the City Council is not yet scheduled.