File #: 23-3718    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Conference Session Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 3/31/2023 In control: Town Council Work Session
On agenda: 4/10/2023 Final action:
Title: Code Create Vienna: Review and Discussion of Article 4B - Development Standards - Multi-Unit Attached Residential Uses
Attachments: 1. 01 - Cover Memo for Apr 10 Conf Session, 2. 02 - Article 4B - Development Standards - Multi-Unit Residential - 03.22.23 - DRAFT with notes, 3. 03 - Article 4 - Single Unit Residential Dev Standards 02.20.23 - DRAFT with notes
Code Create Vienna: Review and Discussion of Article 4B - Development Standards - Multi-Unit Attached Residential Uses

The Town of Vienna is in the multi-year process of updating the Town's codes and regulations with respect to subdivision and zoning, which are currently in Chapters 17 and 18 of the code. To assist in this process, the Town has retained a consultant team led by ZoneCo (formerly Calfee Zoning). ZoneCo assisted greatly in the early phases of the project and produced first drafts of all the Articles. Since that time, staff has taken the lead in producing updates, based on input from the Town Council, Planning Commission and community stakeholders.

The project goal is to produce a set of updated, modern, and easy-to-use and administer zoning districts, particularly calibrated to the community's desired development patterns and character. It will also include a modern list of uses and will enhance the quality of development and life for Vienna's residents and businesses. The Town's last comprehensive update to the zoning code occurred over fifty years ago, in 1969, though a significant portion of the regulations date back to the 1956 zoning ordinance.

Staff from the Department of Planning and Zoning is managing this project, under the leadership from Town Council and the Planning Commission and with strong input from and collaboration with community stakeholders. The Town Council has communicated its goal of completing this update project during calendar year 2023.

The goal of this and all other Code Create conferences sessions to be held in the near future is for the Town Council to reach a point where it is prepared to refer the draft of the new Zoning Ordinance to the Planning Commission for its formal input, and to set dates formally for the public hearings that will be held jointly with the Planning Commission.

After the public hearings, the Town Council will have the opportunity to make any additio...

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