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Please see below information about the zoning update. Many of you may have already received the below email but I felt it was important to make sure you all saw it. Please note the links for feedback opportunities (deadline Sept 6th) and the opportunity to attend meetings (register ASAP if you want to attend the Aug 29 meeting).
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We have posted a list of responses to frequently-asked questions about the Zoning Rewrite. You can view the FAQ here. This document will be updated as the Zoning Rewrite progresses.View Draft Inclusionary Zoning Recommendations
As mentioned in the draft Zoning Diagnostic + Approach Report, the Cville Plans Together team has been working on analyses related to (1) how the local housing market will likely respond to the zoning changes proposed in the Comprehensive Plan, and (2) potential ways to increase the supply of more affordable housing in the city through Inclusionary Zoning (IZ).
On the website, you can now view a draft report that walks through the analyses related to inclusionary zoning as well as the draft recommendations. We have also posted a video with an overview of this document.
We welcome your ideas and feedback related to this analysis and recommendations. Once they are finalized, the recommendations will be added to the Zoning Diagnostic + Approach Report and the final Inclusionary Zoning Analysis will be added as an appendix to that document.Share Your Feedback through September 6
The community review and comment period for the draft Zoning Diagnostic + Approach Report and draft Inclusionary Zoning Analysis extends through September 6. There are several ways to share your comments and questions:
If you haven't already, we encourage you to review the Zoning Diagnostic + Approach Report, the first report of the zoning rewrite. This document identifies issues with the current zoning ordinance and establishes a proposed approach to the zoning rewrite. It can be considered a conceptual plan for our new zoning ordinance, laying out a set of ideas that could be included in order to advance the goals and strategies of the Comprehensive Plan.
If you would like to view a printed copy of the draft Zoning Diagnostic + Approach Report, copies are available to borrow from the Information Desk at the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library (201 E Market Street).
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Upcoming EventsSteering Committee meeting: August 29, 2022