City Staff proposes an amendment to the Land Development Code regarding Residential Care Facilities (RCFs) and Community Residential Homes (CRHs). This amendment is necessary to align City Code with state statutes on CRHs, which supersede city code. It will not change the City’s current policy and practice in reviewing these uses.
The proposed code amendment will clarify that any Residential Care Facility (in the Residential and MXD districts) which meets the state definition of a Community Residential Home shall be a permitted use, subject to the requirements of state law. The amendment consists of adding a footnote to the Allowed Uses table and revising the definition of CRH.
The Municipal Planning Board recommended approval of the item at its July 15, 2014 public hearing. City Council is scheduled to review the MPB minutes in the Consent Agenda section of today’s meeting.