As part of the development moratorium work plan, the City began a comprehensive update to its subdivision regulations in early 2018. The overall purpose of the proposed revisions is to craft a subdivision ordinance that directs the planning and design of future residential developments in a manner that respects the natural resources of the land and preserves the character and function of the landscape. A further purpose is to develop regulations that result in livable neighborhoods -- a mix of housing types designed with pedestrians and non-motorized transportation in mind, where spaces exist for safe play and recreation, and for neighbors to gather and socialize.
The City Council approved Ordinance 2019-03 at a public hearing on September 24, 2019. The ordinance goes into effect on Thursday, October 24, 2019.