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Land Use, Housing & Zoning

"Key Terms" text amendment

WHEREAS, The purpose of this text amendment is to clarify and preserve the intent of the zoning regulations in relation to the terms "development" and "building," as they are defined in the Zoning Resolution; and

WHEREAS, The City Planning Department has examined each section of the Zoning Resolution which uses the terms "development" or "building" and has concluded that in order to clarify the meaning of the regulations consistent with their intent, it is necessary to amend these definitions; and

WHEREAS, Currently, vagueness in the definition of "development" means that the term can refer to either a single building, a single new or existing building or all buildings on a single zoning lot; and

WHEREAS, The new definition of "development" will only be applied to new buildings, the term "building" will mean only structure bounded by open areas or fire walls, and the term "zoning lot" will refer to all buildings on a single zoning lot; and

WHEREAS, The new text amendment will also clarify height and setback rules, retail continuity, and demolition/alterations; and

WHEREAS, The new definitions are being created to provide clarity for the property owners, the public, the Department of Buildings and developers; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That CB5 recommends approval of the key term text amendment from the Department of City Planning.

The above resolution passed by a vote of 37 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstaining.

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