Here is the agenda and informational items for tonight’s latest public Zoning Code Review Sessions. Tonight’s topic is architectural design guidelines.
EMAIL FROM GARY LOCKE, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
Good Morning Everyone:Attached you will find the materials for next Tuesday’s meeting regarding our continued work on the zoning code update. The topic will be the continued discussion of design guidelines. With this in mind, I refer to two items. The first is the below link to the Main Street Kent website. The design guidelines that have been in preparation and have been presented to Council and approved in Council committee are available on the Main Street Kent website for review (in pdf format – Thank you Mary Gilbert!!!). The document is 81 pages long but I wanted to give everyone a chance to at least look at it, if they had not seen it before.
Even with the design guidelines being adopted by Council motion (this is on the full Council’s agenda next Wednesday), there still is another component required to formally build a design review into the City’s Development Review process. I have attached a copy of a draft ordinance that can be eventually considered so as to accomplish this. The draft is my first take on the implementation ordinance so I am looking for input. You will note that the draft is mainly focused on design review. It may be best to have a second ordinance dealing with Historic Preservation and the process involved with that. This is certainly something we can discuss. At next week’s meeting I will present an overview of the draft implementation ordinance and discuss it in some detail.
Gary Locke, Community Development Director
Download the draft design guideline ordinance that is up for discussion.