A new streamlined zoning format, along with a short summary of the zoning, will make things easier for builders and residents to understand.
That’s what Richard Cannone, planning administrator with Calvin Giordano & Associates out of Fort Lauderdale told residents and contractors at the second community workshop on Land Use Development Regulations on Thursday in council chambers at City Hall.
The workshop, which lasted less than an hour and was attended by a few dozen people, focused on consolidating districts, specialized zoning districts and updating district
regulations, with Cannone giving a general presentation on what he wanted to do for the city.
“The city has a number of zoning districts that are similar to each other. We’re looking to consolidate some of those districts and redefine the way the uses are prescribed,
” Cannone said. “To simplify it and go to a table that’s easily understood by the average citizen.”
For residents, the single-family zoning will stay the same, but Cannone said he wants to open an exclusive townhouse district as well as two multi-family districts, medium
and high, as to provide a buffer between single family and high-intensity areas.
Residential districts, as with all districts, will have certain characteristics that will be summarized in a single-page format to make things more understandable.
Residential districts will be based on lot area, square footage, and height, for example.
Businesswise, Cannone said he wanted to look at a business park district. There’s currently just one such district, but they are looking to expand to an office park or
commerce park for some of the larger parcels that may be able to handle warehouse or distribution facilities. Read More…