04 Mar RMF-30 Residential Multi-Family Text Amendments
UPDATE: On September 25, 2019 the Planning Commission approved the information in the staff report and forwarded this proposal to the City Council for final approval. Proposed amendments include:
• Introducing design standards for all new development;
• Allowing the construction of new building types including sideways row houses, cottage developments, and tiny houses;
• Reducing minimum lot area requirements per unit;
• Removing lot width minimum requirements and adding a lot width maximum;
• Allowing more than one primary structure on a lot;
• Granting a density bonus for the retention of an existing structure.
This is the first of a number of rewrites the city is doing to the various residential zones in our city. The plan is to remove local zoning barriers to housing development such as density limitations and ineffective lot dimensional requirements (Lot width, oversized setbacks, etc.) They are introducing Design Standards, allowing new building forms such as “Cottage developments” and “Side oriented row houses” without special approval. Lot width requirements could be reduced, to utilize some lots that are currently unbuildable, allowing more than one building on a lot, or lots without street frontage. And, to preserve historic homes, a unit bonus could be granted for the retention of an existing structure on a lot.
This will be on the Sugar House Community Council Land Use and Zoning Committee Agenda March 18 at 6 p.m. The meeting is at the Sugar House Legacy, 1212 E Wilmington Ave, 5th floor Fairmont Room. We have to write a letter to Salt Lake City, so your feedback is important to us.