Engage 2017 is a Town and County Planning initiative to get public feedback on updates to workforce housing, natural resource, parking, and Town character regulations. These updates are part of a large-scale effort to implement the 2012 Comprehensive Plan vision. Public feedback is imperative. These updates will define the future character of our community.
Below is an outline of the phases followed for all projects:
Phase 4 - Implement the Solution
Based on the the Final Direction provided by elected officials last fall, Staff drafted new regulations for the Housing Requirements, Town Zoning & Parking, and Housing Rules and Regulations projects. These regulations have now been adopted and are effective. Staff is still working on drafting new regulations for the Natural Resource Protections Update.
What are the major changes that were adopted in Phase 4?
All types of development will be required to provide housing based on the number of year-round, full-time employees generated by the development who cannot afford to live in our community.
The amount of housing required will account for the ability of employees to afford market housing.
The mitigation requirement updates are paired with updates to zoning allowances and incentives to encourage the market to provide workforce housing in Town
The new regulations protect Stable Neighborhoods by not increasing density in these areas.
The new regulations will increase workforce housing opportunities by permitting more multi - family residential in Town near the “Y” and in the residential core of Town.
Workforce housing incentives will be incorporated in targeted zones (e.g, market housing bonus in exchange for deed restricted workforce housing).
Development potential in peripheral neighborhoods with wildlife habitat value will decrease.
New Weighted Drawing with Points and no Preferences
Verification of Employment at time of drawing entry
New Minimum Occupancy Standards for drawing eligibility
No categories-New Income Ranges
Online Intake Form-Complete & updated prior to start of drawing entry
The Natural Resource Protection standards are currently on hold.