Pending Zoning Amendment Proposals

On this page, you can find the drafts of zoning amendment proposals that the Planning Commission is considering, or that the Planning Commission has forwarded to the City Council with a recommendation to adopt.

Manufacturing Zones.  A light-manufacturing only zone is being crafted. These zones have been discussed this summer at an open house for the public, by the Envision Committee, and at two Planning Commission workshops. The Planning Commission has held two public hearings on drafts incorporating comments from the public. The newest draft addresses additional concerns expressed by the public. The most significant modification is to consider allowing existing businesses to continue their outdoor storage in a manner that avoids the non-conforming use issue.  The revised proposal will be considered by the Planning Commission at a work session on August 8, 2017, 5:00 PM, County Complex, 2001 S. State St., Rm N3-600.  Click here to see the revised proposal.

Definition of “height”. The Planning Commission has recommended a change in how building height is measured so that it is consistent throughout the Code. The proposal is to change the definition of maximum height from the mid-point on a sloped roof to the peak. The City Council will consider the change at its August 8th meeting. A copy of the staff report to the City Council can be found here.

Fencing. The Planning Commission will be considering a new fencing ordinance. The topic will be introduced at a work session on August 8, 2017, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the County Government Center, 2001 South State St., Rm N3-600.

R-M Residential Zone.  The Planning Commission will consider revising the R-M Residential Zone Ordinance. The topic will be introduced at a work session on August 8, 2017, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the County Government Center, 2001 South State St., Rm N3-600.

C-1, C-2, and C-3 zone amendments.   The City Council recently amended the commercial zones ordinance to resolve a variety of use-related issues. The new ordinance fixes problems that have arisen from years of no change in the status quo, in an effort to keep up with the changing times. See Ordinance 17-35.

FCOZ revisions. The City Council recently repealed and replaced the Foothills and Canyons Overlay Zone. Among other things, the new ordinance simplifies development and design standards, reconciles conflicts with wildfire suppression standards, and brings the zone into compliance with state-imposed legal requirements. The nuts and bolts of slope protection for Millcreek’s foothills remains in place. See Ordinance 17-29.

Adding definitions.  The City Council recently enacted Ordinance 17-26, which adds certain definitions to the zoning code, including , for instance, “civic uses,” “food truck”, “light manufacturing,” “mixed use”, “office uses”, variations on “retail”.  In addition, an expanded light manufacturing definition was adopted.

Conditional Uses. Ordinance 17-30 is the new conditional use update that the City Council recently adopted. This ordinance increases compliance with state law.

Going forward. The tentative  schedule for updating ordinances includes revising the Residential Multiple-Family, the Parking Chapter, and crafting a design ordinance. Eventually, almost every paragraph in the zoning ordinance will be updated. Keep your eye out on this page and on this website’s calendar for open houses and public hearings. We want as much input from the Millcreek community as we can get.