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File #: 20-543    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Zoning Text Amendment Status: Work Session
File created: 10/16/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 11/4/2020 Final action:
Title: Rio29 Form Based Code and Public Spaces.
Attachments: 1. Att.A - Excerpts from Rio29 Small Area Plan, 2. Att.B - County Attorney Memo on Service Districts, 2/11/2019
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AGENDA DATE: 11/4/2020

TITLE: Rio29 Form Based Code and Public Spaces

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST: Staff is seeking Board direction on long term maintenance and ownership of required civic spaces and street amenities within Rio29.

ITEM TYPE: Regular Information Item

STAFF CONTACT(S): Richardson, Walker, Filardo, Svoboda, Rapp, Falkenstein, Accardi, Brumfield

PRESENTER (S): Rachel Falkenstein, Principal Planner

LEGAL REVIEW: Not Required

REVIEWED BY: Jeffrey B. Richardson

BACKGROUND: The Board adopted a resolution of intent directing staff to begin work on the Rio29 Form Based Code (FBC) on March 6, 2019. During 2019, staff developed a draft framework for the FBC based upon rigorous stakeholder and community engagement as well as staff research, which the Board endorsed on December 18, 2019. In 2020, staff has been working to develop the framework into a complete draft FBC that can be adopted into the County's Zoning Ordinance. This work has included collaboration with the Form Based Code Institute (FBCI) to conduct scenario modeling and a peer review of the draft ordinance language. Staff is continuing to refine the draft FBC document to prepare for Planning Commission review at an upcoming work session on November 17 and review by the Board at a December work session. The Community Development Work Program anticipates adoption of the Rio29 FBC in the first quarter of 2021.

STRATEGIC PLAN: Thriving Development Areas: Attract quality employment, commercial, and high density residential uses into development areas by providing services and infrastructure that encourage redevelopment and private investment while protecting the quality of neighborhoods.

DISCUSSION: The importance of public spaces is emphasized throughout the Rio29 Small Area Plan. The Plan envisions a network of pedestrian-friendly streets complemented by urban parks and plazas. The Plan calls for these amenities to be vibrant, active, and sustainable public places (Attachment ...

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