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Agenda Item - 2022-11-28 - Number 07.1.2 - Staff Presentation LU 22-0038LU 22-0038: 2022 Annual Code Amendments (Ord. 2909) PLANNING & BUILDING SERVICES DEPARTMENT NOVEMBER 28, 2022 SSchedulee –Inn process PCWS #1 PCWS #2 PC Hearing PC Findings CC Hearing CC Findings Amendments Aug. 8, 2022 Sept. 26, 2022 Nov. 28, 2022 Dec. 12, 2022 Jan. 17, 2023 tbd Concepts Draft Code Hearings >>>> LU 22-0038 PAGE 1 OF 6 Maintenance Amendments •Attachment 2: Table of proposed amendments w/ commentary. •17 amendments proposed. •Update, restore, and clarify existing use, zone, overlay, development, variance, procedural, and definitional standards in LOC Chapter 50 Community Development Code. •Amendments are in compliance with Comprehensive Plan goals & policies. •Discussion/Questions? Policy Amendment #1 (LOC 50.06.001.5.g.i(2) •Provide flexibility for structure location in PF and PNA zones. •PCWS #2: PC requested additional analysis on whether a different locational requirement or a range would be a better option. •Given the range and lack of clear pattern, staff recommends an exception if applicant shows a conflict with operational needs. •Questions? ANALYSIS OF PAST PF & PNA DEVELOPMENT CURRENT CODE 30 FEET RANGE W/ 7 MAJOR VARIANCES MIN: 60 FEET / MAX: 315 FEET AVERAGE ~120 FEET AVERAGE + 10% (PC SUGGESTION)~132 FEET LU 22-0038 PAGE 2 OF 6 Policy Amendment #2 (LOC 50.03.004.2.a.iv) •Setback exception for noise-producing accessory units (a/c, heat pumps, generators, etc.) when underlying zone setbacks are less. •If the zone has < 5-foot side and/or < 10-foot rear setback, units may use those setbacks instead of standard. •Primarily impacts R-W zone, but some planned development subdivisions as well. •Questions? Policy Amendment #3 (LOC 50.04.003-2 & LOC 50.04.003.b) •Update code to ensure staff can implement 3-foot separation of patio from property lines. •Remove unnecessary “waiver” language. •Codify staff’s long-standing practice of allowing patios in the Oswego Lake setback, similar to decks. •Questions? LU 22-0038 PAGE 3 OF 6 Policy Amendment #4 (LOC 50.05: Overlays & Design Districts) •Allow engineered and composite wood as exterior cladding in LGVC Overlay and WLG Design District. •Ensure consistent language where product is already allowed. •PCWS #2: PC requested additional research on pros/cons of product. •Online research and outreach to local development community. •Consensus: product has vastly improved in quality and should be allowed. •Off-gassing/chemical irritants depend on product and installation. •Longevity, durability, pest/fire resistance greater than wood; both depend on quality of installation and ongoing maintenance. •Cost is less. •Sustainability comparison: harvesting/milling of “real wood” vs. industrial manufacturing of “fake”, both can be harmful; transportation costs similar; disposal impacts may be higher, but product lasts longer. •Questions? LU 22-0038 PAGE 4 OF 6 Policy Amendment #5 (LOC 50.03.004.1.b.vi(1)(d) & LOC 50.08.002.2.q) •Clarify Accessory Dwelling Unit use-specific code w/ regards to prohibition on major and design variances. •Allow several more minor variances to zone dimensional regulations. •Questions? Policy Amendment #6 (LOC 50.05.012.8.a) •Allow flexibility with regards to Uplands Overlay driveway limitation. •Second access point on frontage would be allowed if consolidation is shown to not be “practicable” with a minor partition. •Circular driveways still not allowed. •Questions? ex. garagee LU 22-0038 PAGE 5 OF 6 Recommend approval of Ord. 2909 to City Council, as amendments are consistent with Comprehensive Plan goals & policies. Final questions? LU 22-0038 PAGE 6 OF 6