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File #: 2021-645    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Special Order Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/9/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/21/2021 Final action:
Title: PUBLIC HEARING TO ORDINANCE NO. 188-2021, AMENDING CHAPTER 1 (ZONING) OF ARTICLE IX (PLANNING AND ZONING) OF THE CARSON MUNICIPAL CODE, MODIFYING DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS AND PROCEDURES FOR SITE PLAN REVIEW AND DESIGN REVIEW (CITY COUNCIL)
Attachments: 1. EXHIBIT NO.1 ZTA 188-2021-ORDINANCE_DRAFT, 2. EXHIBIT NO. 2: PC Report 7-27-21, 3. EXHIBIT NO. 3: PC Resolution No. 21-2713
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Report to Mayor and City Council
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
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PUBLIC HEARING TO ORDINANCE NO. 188-2021, AMENDING CHAPTER 1 (ZONING) OF ARTICLE IX (PLANNING AND ZONING) OF THE CARSON MUNICIPAL CODE, MODIFYING DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS AND PROCEDURES FOR SITE PLAN REVIEW AND DESIGN REVIEW (CITY COUNCIL)

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I. SUMMARY

On July 27, 2021, the Planning Commission considered and voted unanimously in favor of recommending the City Council to adopt the proposed ordinance, (Exhibit 1). The City is currently undergoing a comprehensive General Plan Update and will follow up with a comprehensive Zoning Code Update that is anticipated to take a year after the adoption of the General Plan Update. In the interim, this "Housekeeping" Zone Text Amendment (ZTA) will address inconsistencies in definitions, processes, and sections of the Zoning Code that are no longer relevant and will make preparing the comprehensive Zoning Code Update a smoother process.
The purpose of this item is for the City Council to consider a recommendation from the Planning Commission to adopt the attached proposed ordinance that would amend the City's Zoning Ordinance in the following Zoning Code sections:

1) Section 9121.1, Uses Permitted in Residential Zones, amends the approval authority for new single-family dwellings on lots less than 50 feet in width from the Planning Commission to staff; and

2) Section 9126.11, Site Development Standards, establishes a minimum size for a single-family dwelling of 800 square feet and a maximum square footage for all structures on a single lot to be determined by Floor Area Ratio (FAR) and Lot Coverage; and

3) Section 9126.21, Ground Coverage; the term Ground Coverage is changed to Lot Coverage, as ground coverage is an outdated term, and the Lot Coverage development standard is revised to be applicable to all residential zones; and

4) Section 9126.24, Side Yards, the side yard setback is amended to allow additions to e...

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