PUBLIC HEARING AGENDA REQUEST

Sponsor:

 Board of Supervisors Meeting Date:

 

Planning Commission

 

August 11, 2005

Staff Lead:

Department:

 

W. Todd Benson, Assistant Zoning Administrator

 

Community Development

Topic:

 

A Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment to Section 6-101 to Allow Accessory Structures to be Placed on the Property Not Hosting a Primary Use When Such Property is One of Several Adjacent Lots Used as One Place of Residence

 

Topic Description:

 

The Zoning Ordinance currently provides that accessory uses and structures are permitted in any zoning district, but only in conjunction with, incidental to, and on the same lot with a principal use or structure which is permitted within such district.  The proposed amendment would change this restriction by allowing accessory structures to be placed on the property not hosting a primary use when such property is one of several adjacent lots used as one place of residence.

 

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors:

Hold a public hearing and consider adoption of the attached Ordinance.

Financial Impact Analysis:

No financial impact analysis has been conducted.

 

Summary Staff Report:

 

Chairman Raymond Graham requested Planning Commission consideration of a text amendment to Section 6-101 as follows: “Accessory uses and structures are permitted in any zoning district, unless qualified below, but only in conjunction with, incidental to, and on the same lot with a principal use or structure which is permitted within such district. Notwithstanding the above, when several adjacent lots are used as one place of residence accessory structures may be placed on the property provided all other standards are met.”

 

This request was prompted by a constituent who lived on two adjacent parcels; his house was on one, and a pond was on the other. The constituent desired to place a gazebo next to the pond.  He was turned down by Zoning because there was no principal use of the parcel and, thus, an accessory use was not permitted under the express terms of the Zoning Ordinance.

 

On May 26, 2005, the Planning Commission initiated this text amendment. On June 30, 2005, the Planning Commission unanimously recommended adoption.

 

Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request:

Department of Economic Development