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File #: [23-0284]    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Item Status: Filed
File created: 3/24/2023 In control: Town Council
On agenda: 4/10/2023 Final action: 4/10/2023
Title: Provide Guidance on Housing Choices for Complete Community Housing Text Amendment.
Attachments: 1. Staff Memorandum, 2. Draft Staff Presentation, 3. Public Engagement Summary, 4. Map and Zoning Matrix, 5. Staff Presentation
Related files: [23-0148], [23-0073], [23-0039], [22-0883], [22-0860], [22-0565], [22-0700], [22-0824]

Provide Guidance on Housing Choices for Complete Community Housing Text Amendment.

Britany Waddell, Director
Judy Johnson, Assistant Director

Corey Liles, Planning Manager

Anya Grahn-Federmack, Principal Planner

Tas Lagoo, Senior Planner

Katherine Shor, Senior Planner

Overview: Staff has been working on a text amendment proposal that seeks to encourage Missing Middle Housing forms such as duplexes, triplexes, fourplexes, and cottage courts in most residential zoning districts.

That the Council review staff's proposal and provide guidance on moving forward with the Housing Choices text amendment.

Decision Points:
* Update the Land Use Management Ordinance (LUMO) to address needed changes and refine Missing Middle housing types.
* Create greater opportunities for Missing Middle housing as part of the LUMO rewrite project.

Key Issues:
* Staff finds that there are ways to meet Council's goal of expanding housing choices and creating housing diversity by:
o Allowing duplexes in all residential zoning districts
o Allowing accessory apartments as an accessory use to institutional and cultural facilities as well as places of worship
o Administratively permitting triplexes and fourplexes in zones where they are currently an allowed use
o Permitting cottage courts with Planning Commission approval of a site plan in those zoning districts that already allow multi-family.
* Any future changes to uses within the zoning districts could be addressed in the LUMO rewrite process. This could include identifying criteria for the strategic placement of triplexes, fourplexes, and cottage courts as well as limiting the pace of development by introducing guardrails.
* Taking no action on this would maintain the existing regulations.
* Alternatively, the Council could direct staff to move forward with the initial proposal of allowing duplexes, triplexes, and fourplexes in all residential zoning districts; howeve...

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