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January 23, 2017
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Appeal of LDC2014-00363 - Duplex and Tandem Code Amendment (Economic Development)


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.

Fiscal & Efficiency Data: Not applicable

Recommended Action:
Approval of the proposed code amendments, denial of the appeal, and request for staff to prepare an ordinance for consideration at a future City Council meeting. 

Agenda Item attachment(s) on file in the City Clerks Office.

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Contact: Elisabeth Dang (
Approved By:

Department Date and Time
Budget Outside Routing Approval 1/12/2017 2:38 PM
City Clerk 1/12/2017 2:46 PM

Name: Description: Type:
David_Rose_Appeal_LDC2014-00363.pdf David Rose Appeal Backup Material
LDC2014-00363_Duplexes_and_Tandems_Staff_Report.pdf Staff report Backup Material
City_staff_position_statement_Duplex_code_amendments.pdf Staff position paper Backup Material

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