The attached ordinance amends the Land Development Code to revise the duplex and tandem development standards. The purpose of the changes is to continue to encourage redevelopment in the City’s two-family zoning districts while maintaining the character and development pattern in established neighborhoods. The code amendments include changes to parking standards, driveways, landscaping, and building design standards. Additional changes are proposed for the Colonialtown North Special Plan zoning overlay area. The attached ordinance summary identifies the changes in more detail. Further information is on the City’s website at: www.cityoforlando.net/duplexes
After extensive public input at meetings on March 17, 2015, April 21, 2015 and September 21, 2016, the Municipal Planning Board recommended approval of the LDC amendment on December 20, 2016 (LDC2016-00199). City Council heard a legislative appeal on January 23, 2017. The appeal was denied and staff was directed to prepare an ordinance. If approved on first reading, the adoption ordinance will be scheduled for the next available City Council meeting.