Proposed Amendments Before the Planning Commission

Proposed amendments to the Comprehensive Development Ordinance (CDO) that are currently before the Planning Commission 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-19-04 Trees, Junkyards, and Cross Reference Correction: The purpose of this proposed amendment reorganizes the tree cutting standards.  No new or different standards are proposed.  The proposed amendment also defines "junkyard" and modifies "automobile/vehicle salvage yard" definition and prohibits both in all zoning districts.  The proposed amendment also corrects the cross reference to Part 5 in Sec. 6.2.2 (p).  The Planning Commission will consider this amendment at their November 27, 2018 meeting.

ZA-19-07 Commerical Uses in the EL-M: The purpose of the proposed amendment is to permit additional commercial uses in certain parts of the E-LM zoning district consistent with the vision for the South End articulated in the draft planBTV: South End Master plan. This includes permitting banks, removing the limitations on performing arts centers, and establishing a requirement that a majority of the gross floor area on a lot south of Home Avenue be an industrial/manufacturing/warehouse use. The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on January 9, 2019 in Conference Room 12, City Hall.