Westport: Westport Planning and Zoning Comm.will hold a Public Hearing

Subject: Alert – Westport Planning and Zoning Hearing 03/12 – Proposed Zoning Amendment

 

Westport Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a Public Hearing 

THIS NOTIFICATION IS PART OF CAR’s MUNICIPAL ACTION PROGRAM (MAP) TO ASSIST LOCAL ASSOCIATIONS IN INFLUENCING COMMUNITY DECISIONS IMPACTING ITS MEMBERSHIP AND LOCAL PROPERTY OWNERS

 

The Town of  Westport Planning and Zoning Commission has scheduled the following items for public hearing in Town Hall, 110 Myrtle Avenue on Thursday, March 12, 2009, at 7:00 P.M.

 

>Amendment #591:  Appl. #09-017 by the Westport Planning and Zoning Commission  to amend Section 11-2.3.14, Res. AAA, to allow Inclusionary Two-Family and Multifamily Dwellings as a Special Permit Use; Section 21-2.2, Restricted Professional Office District (RPOD), to allow Inclusionary Two-Family and Multifamily Dwellings as a Special Permit Use; to modify Section 21-8.4, FAR, to allow an FAR of 0.5; Section 22-2.2, Restricted Office –Retail District (RORD), to allow Inclusionary Two-Family and Multifamily Dwellings as a Special Permit Use; to modify Section 22-7, Building Area, to allow a building within the RORD to have more than eight dwelling units; to modify Section 22-8.4, FAR, to allow an FAR of 0.5; Section 23-2.2.1, Restricted Business District (RBD), to allow Inclusionary Two-Family and Multifamily Dwellings as a Special Permit Use; to modify Section 23-8.2, FAR, to allow an FAR of 0.5; Section 24-2.2.8, General Business District (GBD), to allow Inclusionary Two-Family and Multifamily Dwellings as a Special Permit Use; to modify Section 24-8.2, FAR, to allow an FAR of 0.5, to add language that any floor area above the maximum allowable FAR shall be used for dwelling units only, to add language that a dwelling unit cannot be changed back to non-residential use and to add language that parking and loading shall be excluded from the FAR; Sections 26-1.3 and 26-2.2.1, Design Development District (DDD), to allow Inclusionary Two-family and Multi-family Dwellings in accordance with Section 32-12; Section 28-2.2.2, Business Preservation District (BPD),  to allow Inclusionary Two-Family and Multifamily Dwellings as a Special Permit Use; to modify Section 28-2.3, FAR, to allow an FAR of 0.5; Section 29-2.2.4, Business Center District (BCD), to allow Inclusionary Two-Family and Multifamily Dwellings as a Special Permit Use; Section 29A-2.2, Business Center District / Historic (BCD/H), to allow Inclusionary Two-Family and Multifamily Dwellings as a Special Permit Use; Section 32-12, Two-Family and Multi-family Dwellings, to add “Inclusionary” to title, to expand that zoning districts where this use is permitted to the GBD and BCD/H zoning districts, to add language to allow this use on any lot that is split residential and non-residential zones listed, to add language requiring a 2/3 vote of the 7 members of the Planning and Zoning Commission, to require that 20% of the of the units designated as “affordable”; Section 32-12.1, Lot Area and Shape, to remove minimum lot size for the use; Section 32-12.2, Density, to allow an additional 6 bedrooms per gross acre for affordable units and to limit the number of units per acre to 18; Section 32-12.3.3, Bonus, to allow one additional dwelling unit not to exceed 2 bedrooms or 2 additional bedrooms for a development which provides all units as rental units; Section 32-12.2.3, to add the title “Bedrooms”; Section 32-12.3, Setbacks, to change word “street’ to “front lot” line, to require the rear setback be the same as that required in the underlying zoning district instead of 15 feet, to allow a minimum front setback of 20 feet if no parking is in the front of the building and to eliminate the setback from a residential zone line within a split lot; Section 32-12.4, Height, to add language stating that the permitted height in a BPD and BCD/H zone is that which is allowed in the underlying zone, to expand standard to allow 3 stories and 35 feet if a building has at least 1/3 residential use, and to clarify that the height in the underlying zone is required if a building has less than 1/3 residential use; Section 3-12.5, Coverage, to add language that the building coverage in the non-residential district shall not exceed an additional 5% that which is allowed in the underlying zone; to add language that the building coverage in the residential portion of the property cannot exceed 25% of the area within the residential district, to add language that within the BCD and BCD/H zoning districts the coverage is that which is permitted in the underlying zone and to add language requiring the maximum total coverage on the lot to be 70%; Section 32-12.6, Building Spacing, to add language to require 10 feet between buildings; Section 32-12.7, Floor Area, to require that no floor shall exceed an area of 2,500 SF in the residentially zoned portion of the lot, to expand the standards to require the average gross floor area of all dwellings cannot exceed 1,200 square feet; Section 32-12.7.3, Floor Area, to clarify that all non-residential uses must be in the non-residential portion of the property, to expand the standards to allow an FAR of 0.5, except in the BCD and BCD/H, and to require that at least 40% of the existing non-residential floor area as of the effective date of the amendment must remain on site; Section 32-12.8, Architectural Design, to add language to the architectural design standards and to require Public Waterfront Access on sites adjacent to the Saugatuck River; Section 32-12.9, Signs, to reference standards in Section 33; Section 32-12.10, Parking,  to reference standards in Section 34; Section 32-12.11, Landscaping, Screening and Buffer Areas, to reference standards in Section 35 and to require a 15 foot wide buffer strip adjacent to any residential lot abutting the development and to reference standards in Section 44-5.5; Section 32-12.12, Utilities, to add language on storm drainage facilities; Section 32-12.13, Change of Use, to modify section number; Section 32-12.14, Affordabililty Requirements and Plan, to add a section identifying there is an Affordable Housing Requirement and to identify there is a requirement for submission of an Affordability Plan and Section 32-12.15, Traffic Analysis, to add a section identifying there is a requirement to submit an Traffic Analysis.

 

 

       

 

                                        

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