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File #: O-202-21    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 4/29/2021 In control: Planning and Zoning Committee
On agenda: 7/29/2021 Final action: 7/29/2021
Title: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 5 OF THE METRO LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE RELATING TO FRONT AND STREET SIDE SETBACKS AS SUGGESTED IN PLAN 2040 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN ("PLAN 2040").
Sponsors: Madonna Flood (D-24)
Attachments: 1. O-202-21 V.1 050621 Amending Chapter 5 Front and Streetside Setbacks.pdf, 2. LDC Reform Presentation Phase I June 1 PZ Committee CF.pdf, 3. LDCCHanges_Round1_Recommendations_FINAL.pdf, 4. 21-LDC-0005_Planning Commission StaffReport_04202021.pdf, 5. 04.20.21 PC Minutes Night Hearing.pdf, 6. 21-LDC-0005 Resolution.docx.pdf, 7. 21-LDC-0005_LDC_Reform_Report_ResidentialSetbacks01272021.pdf, 8. 2021.02.08 Planning Committee Minutes.pdf, 9. 2021.03.22 Planning Committee Minutes.pdf, 10. Flyers_Bundled.pdf, 11. LDC Reform All Comments Received.pdf, 12. LDC Reform MC Resolution_Signed.pdf, 13. LDC Reform PC Resolution_Signed.pdf, 14. LDC Reform Presentation Phase I Planning Commission 042021_CF [Autosaved].pdf, 15. PlanningCommissionPresentation_Intro_04202021.pdf, 16. ORD 097 2021.pdf
Related files: 21-LDC-0005
ORDINANCE NO. ____________, SERIES 2021
Title
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 5 OF THE METRO LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE RELATING TO FRONT AND STREET SIDE SETBACKS AS SUGGESTED IN PLAN 2040 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN ("PLAN 2040").
BODY
SPONSORED BY: COUNCIL MEMBER MADONNA FLOOD

WHEREAS, Plan 2040 was adopted by the Legislative Council of the Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government (the "Council") effective January 1, 2019; and
WHEREAS, Plan 2040 includes Community Form Policy 2.18, that recommends that the Land Development Code ("LDC") be periodically reviewed to ensure that the LDC follows best practices; and
WHEREAS, the Council passed Resolution 82, Series 2020 directing the Louisville Metro Planning Commission (the "Planning Commission") and its staff to undertake a review of the LDC and develop recommendations thereto to the Council to reform the LDC for more equitable and inclusive development; and
WHEREAS, the Planning Commission adopted a resolution on August 25, 2020 directing Planning and Design Services staff to review the LDC and develop recommendations for more equitable and inclusive development; and
WHEREAS, the LDC Diagnosis with Housing Focus was completed by Opticos Design in July 2020 (the "LDC Diagnosis) as part of staff's review of the LDC, and as part of this analysis it was recommended that reduced setbacks could enable a broader range of housing choices; and
WHEREAS, the LDC Diagnosis also stated that large minimum front setbacks such as a 30 foot front setback/yard rules out compact, traditional neighborhoods within certain zoning districts like the R-4 zone; and
WHEREAS, Planning and Design Services staff reviewed the LDC and developed text amendments to Sections 5.2.2.C and 5.3.1.C of the LDC regarding front and street side setbacks; and
WHEREAS, the proposed text amendments went to the Planning Committee of the Planning Commission for public meetings on February 8, 2021 and March 22, 2021; and...

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