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File #: 18-983    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Action Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/6/2018 In control: Town Council Meeting
On agenda: 8/20/2018 Final action:
Title: Public hearing to consider Planning Commission recommendations on proposed text amendments to Article 13.1. - MAC Maple Avenue Commercial Zone Regulations, Sec. 18-95.1. - Statement of Purpose and Intent, Sec. 18-95.3. - Procedure for MAC Zone Designation, Sec. 18-95.4. - Permitted uses, Sec. 18-95.9. - Height limit, Sec. 18-95.14. - Site Development Standards, and Article 2. - Definitions, Sec. 18-4. - Definitions. Finished lot grade of Chapter 18 of the Vienna Town Code.
Attachments: 1. TC STAFF REPORT - 8-20-2018 - FINISHED LOT GRADE DEFINITION, 2. TC STAFF REPORT - 8-20-2018 - MAC AMENDMENTS, 3. PC Memo to TC on Finished Lot Grade Definition, 4. Dwelling Units per Acre 6-22-18, 5. MAC Comparable Mixed-Use Projects, 6. Proposed MAC Text Amendments - Summary of Public Hearing Comments, 7. Planning Commission - April 12,2017 Meeting Minutes, 8. Town Council - August 21, 2017 Meeting Minutes, 9. Planning Commission - 7-30-18
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Public hearing to consider Planning Commission recommendations on proposed text amendments to Article 13.1. - MAC Maple Avenue Commercial Zone Regulations, Sec. 18-95.1. - Statement of Purpose and Intent, Sec. 18-95.3. - Procedure for MAC Zone Designation, Sec. 18-95.4. - Permitted uses, Sec. 18-95.9. - Height limit, Sec. 18-95.14. - Site Development Standards, and Article 2. - Definitions, Sec. 18-4. - Definitions. Finished lot grade of Chapter 18 of the Vienna Town Code.
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EXPLANATION AND SUMMARY:

At its July 9, 2018 meeting, Town Council referred proposed text amendments for the MAC zone and the definition of Finished Lot Grade to the Planning Commission for public hearing.

MAC Zone Text Amendments

At the direction of the Mayor, an ad hoc committee was formed in spring 2018 to research and develop potential amendments to the Maple Avenue Commercial (MAC) zone district that would ensure that future mixed-use developments would not result in a loss of commercial activity along the corridor, but rather provide a balanced mix of housing, office, and retail uses as was envisioned when the MAC district was formed.

The committee met six times, on April 3, 18, 30, May 15, June 12, and August 6. Based on analysis and discussion, the committee proposed several text amendments to the MAC, which were discussed at two joint work sessions with Town Council and the Planning Commission on May 23 and June 27.

They also directed the Planning Commission to consider a proposed amendment to Section 18-95.4. - Permitted Uses, to set the maximum number of dwelling units allowed per acre, within a range of 15 to 75 dwelling units per acre.

The Planning Commission held a public hearing at a special meeting on July 30, 2018 (in which 26 members of the public spoke) and continued the hearing to the August 8 meeting. At the August 8 meeting, eight members of the public spoke. After hearing from the public, the Planning Commission voted to close the public...

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