|Re: County Zoning and Approval Processes||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Kay Wilson Fisk (kwwilsonbartcommunity.org)|
|Date: Thu, 25 Dec 2008 13:35:43 -0800 (PST)|
Charles, Zoning rules differ, but in general, planners prefer to see clustering as it has a much reduced impact on the land. Often times counties have a planned unit development (PUD) ordinance which encourages clustering. Sometimes higher densities are offered as incentives for clustering. Probably the best way to proceed is to make an appointment with a planner in the local planning or community development department, and take along any maps and sketch plans you have to give them as much information as possible. Tell them what you would like to do and ask what options you would have under their ordinances. ... I just checked, and, assuming Utah Lake is in Utah County, here is what I found: The zoning ordinance is here: http://www.utahcountyonline.org/apps/WebLink/Dept/COMDEV/LandUseOrdinance9-1 5-08.pdf - p. 129: PUDs are permitted only in zones RR-5 and TR-5. - p. 138: Development requirements for PUDs are in Chapter 6. - p. 143: The allowed density for PUDs is 4 times the number of acres. So, bottom line, unless you are in the RR-5 or TR-5 zone, it doesn't appear that clustered development is possible. If your property is adjacent to one of these two zones, you might be able to get a rezone. But you need to talk to the planners to find out for sure. I hope that helps a bit. It can be daunting to deal with these regulations, but most planners will be happy to work with you. Kay Wilson (Retired city planner :) -----Original Message----- From: balaji [at] ouraynet.com [mailto:balaji [at] ouraynet.com] Sent: Wednesday, December 24, 2008 5:09 PM To: Cohousing-L Subject: [C-L]_ County Zoning and Approval Processes Dear All, The UTAH VALLEY COMMONS is considering placing under option a 50 acre parcel near Utah Lake If we do, we face many hurdles with the county, including a zoning rule that sets the minimum acreage per house at 5 acres. Some of you have dealt with county planning and zoning. How do you recommend we argue our case? If the county's stated goal is to preserve agricultural land, can't we argue that clustering our houses on two acres, and reserving the balance (48 acres) for organic farming better serves this purpose? Any suggestions on dealing with a county would be most appreciated. And Merry Christmas! Charles Nuckolls Utah Valley Commons www.utahvalleycommons.com _________________________________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/
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