Public meeting scheduled on March 3 for FAR and front porch ordinances
Posted on 02/10/2020
Having a front porch is one way to interact with neighbors.  At the Jan. 21 Planning Commission meeting, commissioners reviewed revised language on proposed ordinances for Floor Area Ratio (FAR) and Front Porch/Rear Garage Incentive – ordinances developed by the commission with assistance from City Planner Sally Elmiger, of Carlisle Wortman Associates. Public input at several previous meetings helped fine-tune the ordinances to accommodate the wide range of house and lot sizes in the City.

The commission requested additional changes to the ordinances and moved to schedule public hearings on March 3 at City Hall.

The FAR ordinance is intended to reduce home sizes in relation to the lots they are built on, which was done in response to a community-wide survey that showed concern that new home sizes were excessive.

Also at the January meeting, the Master Plan Subcommittee working on the Public Input Process discussed presentation topics and scheduling for the public information sessions to begin in late February and run through April. (See related article on the website).

View proposed language for FAR on the website. View proposed language for Front Porch/Rear Garage Incentive on the website.