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File #: 23-0272    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 1/24/2023 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 3/7/2023 Final action: 3/7/2023
Title: Planning and Building Department, Planning Division, Long Range Planning Unit, recommending the Board adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution of Intention 040-2023 to initiate an Amendment to Title 130 of the County Zoning Ordinance to revise applicable sections in Article 2 (Zones, Allowed Uses and Zoning Standards) and Article 5 (Planning Permit Processing) associated with adoption and implementation of new objective multi-family residential, commercial, mixed use and historic design standards for the County’s Community Regions and Rural Centers. FUNDING: General Fund.
Attachments: 1. A - Counsel Approved Blue, 2. B - Resolution of Intention, 3. Executed Resolution 040-2023
Related files: 22-1101, 21-0502, 20-0326, 19-0311, 18-0865, 13-0561
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Planning and Building Department, Planning Division, Long Range Planning Unit, recommending the Board adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution of Intention 040-2023 to initiate an Amendment to Title 130 of the County Zoning Ordinance to revise applicable sections in Article 2 (Zones, Allowed Uses and Zoning Standards) and Article 5 (Planning Permit Processing) associated with adoption and implementation of new objective multi-family residential, commercial, mixed use and historic design standards for the County’s Community Regions and Rural Centers.

FUNDING: General Fund.

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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
On December 5, 2017 (File No. 13-0561, Item No. 36), the Board directed staff to create custom design guidelines/standards and prototypes for communities identified in General Plan Policy 2.1.1.1 (Cameron Park, Camino/Pollock Pines, Diamond Springs/El Dorado, El Dorado Hills, and Shingle Springs) and interested Rural Centers identified in General Plan Policy 2.1.2.1.

Further, on June 12, 2018 (File No. 18-0865, Item No. 34), March 5, 2019 (File No. 19-0311, Item No. 20), March 17, 2020 (File No. 20-0326, Item No. 27), April 13, 2021 (File No. 21-0502, Item No. 21), and June 28, 2022 (File No. 22-1101, Item No. 53) the Board also approved the Long Range Planning Unit (LRP) Project Prioritization Matrices for Fiscal Years 2018-2019 through 2022-2023, authorizing LRP staff to proceed with the Board’s top-priority projects such as the creation of new multi-family residential and commercial design standards for Community Regions and Rural Centers, as well as a closely related project to create a new Historic Design (-DH) zoning overlay for the Rural Center of Georgetown.

In 2018 and again in 2022, the State Legislature enacted comprehensive changes to state housing law (e.g. Senate Bill 35, Senate Bill 6, Assembly Bill 2011) allowing qualifying multifamily housing projects on either multifamily or commercial-zoned land in the County’s Community R...

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