16 Jul Approval Criteria for the Zoning Text Amendment Request
This proposal is required to go before the Planning Commission for a recommendation and the City Council for a final decision. Both bodies will hold public hearings. For your reference, the following are criteria that the Planning Commission and City Council will use to make their recommendation and decision, respectively. The City’s technical staff will review the proposal against adopted City policies and regulations and develop a recommendation to the Planning Commission. Input from your organization may be more general in nature, but we recommend that you also consider the below City ordinance consideration criteria for zoning text amendments (21A.50.050):
- Whether a proposed text amendment is consistent with the purposes, goals, objectives, and policies of the City as stated through its various adopted planning documents;
- Whether a proposed text amendment furthers the specific purpose statements of the zoning ordinance;
- Whether a proposed text amendment is consistent with the purposes and provisions of any applicable overlay zoning districts which may impose additional standards; and
- The extent to which a proposed text amendment implements best current, professional practices of urban planning and design.