The City is proposing to amend the land development code to change the regulations for building duplexes and tandem single family homes. The majority of such development is in the R-2A and R-2B zoning districts. In order to maintain the character of existing neighborhoods, the code needs to be changed to provide standards that maintain the positive elements of the neighborhood such as tree cover, cohesive architectural styles, and minimal curb cuts. Further, the proposed changes will help to mitigate the potential negative impacts of large building mass and multiple parked cars. The proposed changes will not reduce the number of lots where duplex or tandem development is allowed.
The Municipal Planning Board held a public hearing on LDC2014-00363 on December 20, 2016 and voted to recommend approval of the proposed code amendments.
The case is the subject of a legislative appeal filed by David Rose.
If the City Council recommends approval of the proposed code amendments, an ordinance will be prepared for consideration at a future City Council meeting.