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<br />Meeting Date: 4/10/2018 <br />FROM: Michael Codron, Community Development Director <br />Prepared By: Doug Davidson, Deputy Director, Community Development <br /> <br />SUBJECT: STUDY SESSION – STATUS REPORT AND POLICY DIRECTION ON <br />ZONING REGULATIONS UPDATE <br /> <br />RECOMMENDATION <br /> <br />1. Receive a presentation on key milestones of the Zoning Regulations update; and <br />2. Provide policy direction regarding key issues, such as flexible density Downtown, parking <br />requirements, adequacy of alcohol outlet regulations, and tiny homes on wheels. <br /> <br />REPORT-IN-BRIEF <br /> <br />This report updates the Council and community on progress made updating the Zoning <br />Regulations, highlighting the public input process and project schedule. The report builds on this <br />progress and input, as well as the previous joint Council Study Session with the Planning <br />Commission (April 12, 2017), to seek direction from the Council on key issues, including <br />density, parking, housing types, and the development review process. The City’s alcohol <br />regulations, barriers to Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) construction, and potential standards for <br />rooftop uses are also pinpointed for direction. <br /> <br />Background <br />Beginning February 2017, the City started work with its consultant (MIG, Inc.) to <br />comprehensively update the City’s Zoning Regulations (Title 17 of the Municipal Code). As <br />discussed at the City Council/Planning Commission joint study session on April 12, 2017, the <br />Zoning Regulations are an important tool to achieve General Plan policy objectives. For <br />example, the Zoning Regulations includes standards for parking management and bicycle and <br />pedestrian accommodation in private development projects. The City’s General Plan seeks to <br />accomplish a 20% transportation mode shift away from single-occupant vehicle trips and <br />towards bike, pedestrian, and transit trips. New standards for parking, and bicycle and pedestrian <br />accommodations, are proposed to help implement this policy objective. <br /> <br />The purpose of this study session is to update the City Council on the progress and to receive <br />policy direction on selected key issues, with the goal of bringing the updated Zoning Regulations <br />to the Council for consideration on August 21, 2018 (with a public workshop on May 3rd and <br />three Planning Commission hearings scheduled for June). The study session will be organized <br />into three categories as follows: <br /> <br />Public Input Process <br />During the study session, staff will report on: <br /> <br />1) Stakeholder and resident interviews (available on the City’s website, see link below) <br />2) Input received during the June 3, 2017 community workshop (available on the City’s <br />Packet Pg 15 <br />2