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November 9, 2017 City Council Regular Meeting
Motion to Amend the Zoning Ordinance Regarding Residential Density (Petitioner: City of Savannah)

The City of Savannah, petitioner (File No. 17-002807-ZA), wishes to amend the zoning ordinance to remove certain development standards related to residential density for zoning districts located within the Savannah Historic District as identified by Section 8-3030.  The intent is to incentivize both infill and large-scale residential development in order to promote greater residential density throughout the downtown area.

On October 10, 2017, the Planning Commission voted to recommend approval of the proposed text amendments to the following sections:

Article A. (Generally): Sec. 8-3002 (Definitions) to establish a definition for Historic Structure.

Article B. (Zoning Districts): Sec. 8-3021 (Established) to amend the intent statements for certain zoning districts; Sec. 8-3025(b) (Business and Industrial Use Schedule; Use 4, Upper-story residential) to amend the conditions for the upper-story residential use; Sec. 8-3025(d-g) (Schedule of Development Standards) to amend the development standards for certain zoning districts; Sec. 8-3030(n) (Design Standards) to amend the height design standards; Sec. 8-3030(p) (Variances) to amend the variance procedure for the Historic Height Map.

Article D. (Off-Street Parking and Service Requirements): Sec. 8-3090 (Exempted uses and special off-street parking requirements for specified zoning districts) to amend the parking standards for the R-B-C zoning district.



Shane Corbin, Zoning Administrator
Financial Impact
Review Comments
Residential Density Text Amendment 20171010 Planning Commission Recommendation.pdf
Residential Density Text Amendment Draft Ordinance _17-002807-ZA.pdf
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