Friday, March 7, 2008

Staff Technical Meeting

Much of the work on this project has been the analysis of current conditions and community outreach. This Monday, staff begin the first major discussion specifically about the subdivision regulations. The topic will be short plats; small subdivisions of land into nine or less lots.

These plats in the city, can provide opportunities for infill that has little effect on the character of neighborhoods; and reduces sprawl and associated environmental impacts by using land more efficiently.

There are parts of the rules for short plats that have made them rather difficult to complete; which is limiting the ability to use short plats as a way of creating residential lots. In this Monday’s meeting staff will explore options to make the rules more effective.

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