Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Short Plat Rules to Support Infill

Short plats (those subdivisions with nine or less lots) can assist with infill development to meet the requirements of the GMA for example in terms of density; reduced sprawl; and housing options.

However, the existing Code requirements (such as building streets and lot configuration, etcetera) are difficult to meet in these smaller developments, and therefore discourage this kind of infill.

Staff will be amending the Code to remove the obstacles, while still maintaining regulations that provide for fitting infill development patterns.

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