Currently, if a homeowner desires to redevelop their parcel, they are typically required to subdivide or better define the property through the Replat process. If a property owner desires to split a legally conforming residential parcel into two lots with non-conforming dimensions, either a Revert to Original Plat (when the lots are shown on a Plat recorded prior to February 4, 1959) or a Plat with Modifications when the normal required area, width, or depth cannot be met. If approved through the proper procedures, all three processes result in new lots that are eventually developed. However, the existing review requirements and procedures are inconsistent between these three processes, which is confusing to applicants as well as staff.
Staff is proposing to establish and adopt standard review criteria and procedures for these three similar platting/subdivision processes. The criteria includes:
• Maximum building height.
• Maximum Floor Area Ration (FAR).
• Limiting the location of required parking.
• Requiring Appearance Review.
• Conducting block face neighborhood analysis.
This Land Development Code amendment was recommended for approval at the June 2020 City Council meeting, and accepted by the City Council at the July 20, 2020 City Council meeting.