PUBLIC HEARING AGENDA REQUEST

Sponsor:

Board of Supervisors Meeting Date:

Planning Commission

 

November 9, 2006

 

Staff Lead:

Department:

W. Todd Benson, Assistant Zoning Administrator

 

Community Development

 

Topic:

 

A Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment to Section 2-310 to Allow an Owner to Reserve or Allocate One Family Division or Administrative Parcel of Five (5) Acres or Less by Deed and Plat Notation on a Single Large Lot of Over 100 Acres on an Otherwise Eligible Parcel From Which No Previous Parcels Have Been Created

 

Topic Description:

This proposed text amendment is designed to allow a degree of flexibility in large lot subdivisions. At present, an owner may take a family division or administrative parcel and still utilize large lot subdivisions.  This amendment allows a lot owner to plan for taking a family division or administrative parcel, but delay such action to a future date.

 

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors:

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

 

Financial Impact Analysis:

No financial impact analysis has been conducted.

 

Summary Staff Report: 

This proposed text amendment is designed to allow a degree of flexibility in large lot subdivisions. At present, an owner may take a family division or administrative parcel and still utilize large lot subdivisions.  This amendment allows a lot owner to plan for taking a family division or administrative parcel, but delay such action to a future date. The only restriction is that the owner notate by deed and plat the anticipated family division or administrative parcel on a single large lot of over 100 acres.

Very recently, the Board of Supervisors amended the law pertaining to large lot subdivisions to allow an otherwise eligible parcel from which only one family division or administrative parcel of five (5) acres or less has been created to be further divided in accordance with the large lot rules. This current proposal was prompted as a means of securing relief to a citizen who took such actions (designating rather than taking a family division or administrative parcel) in order to comply (erroneously) with what he understood the new law to be when the law was in flux. This proposed change should have no adverse impact on large lot subdivisions; it simply allows a person to time the taking of a family division or administrative parcel.

The Planning Commission initiated this text amendment on August 31, 2006. A public hearing was conducted on September 28, 2006 and, afterwards, the Planning Commission unanimously recommended approval.

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

Economic Development

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