What does the UDC mean for residential property?

For most residential districts, the zoning change is simply a name change. Additionally, in the current code, there are a range of different lot types allowed for each residential district. In the proposed code, the setbacks have become uniform and are according to the smallest allowed lot type currently allowed. For example, if your home is on a large lot located in a district that allows for smaller lots, under the current code your home would need sometimes twice as much setback as your neighbor who has a smaller lot. In the new code, both homes are now treated equally regardless of the lot size when they are in the same residential zone. Also, townhomes will now have their own zoning category.

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1. Why create a UDC?
2. How is the new UDC being created?
3. What City codes are being replaced by the UDC?
4. What does the UDC mean for residential property?
5. What does the UDC mean for commercial property?
6. What if my current Use is no longer allowed in my new zoning district? Do I have to stop the use?
7. What is an Overlay District?
8. What does the UDC mean for property located outside of the City?
9. What if my current building becomes nonconforming? Do I have to bring into conformance under the new standards?
10. Where can I go for more information?