Proposed Zoning Text Amendments Related to Homeless Resource Centers & Homeless Shelters

Proposed Zoning Text Amendments Related to Homeless Resource Centers & Homeless Shelters

The purpose of the proposed zoning text amendment is to prohibit any new homeless resource centers and homeless shelters from being in the city by making them prohibited uses in the land use tables found in the zoning code.It will update the conditional use standards and regulations that are specific to homeless resource centers and homeless shelters, and consider creating a different definition for a temporary overflow homeless shelter in the zoning code and allowing the use in some zoning districts.

The city also invoked the “notice of pending ordinance” which allows the city to pause any land use applications related to the proposed code changes.  That notice is allowed to be in place for 180 days. If the changes are adopted prior to the 180 days, any pending application would have to comply with the adopted changes.  If they are not adopted, the city would be required to process any application that is submitted up to the point in time that the changes are adopted.  The 180 day period ends on April 2, 2022.   The changes can be found here:  

This will be on the December 13 meeting of the SHCC Land Use and Zoning Committee.  Please read this carefully, and provide some comments, using this form.  If you send a comment, I will send you a Zoom link to the meeting. This is tentatively scheduled to be on the Planning Commission agenda on January 12.2022.

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    Judi Short
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