City Council to hear business-friendly Development Code amendments at their March 12, 2014, meeting
- Updated on Thursday, March 06, 2014 March 06, 2014
The City is proposing changes to the Albany Development Code (planning file DC-03-13) that would remove challenges to development while maintaining neighborhood compatibility and be consistent with the City’s Comprehensive Plan and zoning district purposes. Proposed changes would affect home businesses as well as those in more traditional commercial areas. The proposals would allow outright home businesses that meet measurable standards and have no noticeable off-site impacts and allow others through a conditional-use review.
The Mayor’s Business Ready Task Force has been working for more than a year to review obstacles to development and redevelopment that had been identified in the Development Code over the last few years. The task force was made up of a broad range of citizens including property owners, commercial brokers, the business community, residential neighborhoods, the City Council, and the Planning Commission.
After their public hearing, the Planning Commission is recommending the package of amendments to the council with a amendments to relax the home business standards. The City Council hearing on the proposed amendments is Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at 7:15 p.m. in the Albany City Hall Council Chambers at 333 Broadalbin Street SW.
The DC-03-13 staff report, ordinance and exhibits (the amendments shown in “bold and strikeout”) are below:
- DC-03-13 City Council Staff Report
- DC-03-13 Ordinance
- Ordinance Exhibit A: Home Business Amendments
- Proposed Home Business Standards Summary Matrix
- Ordinance Exhibit B: Planned Developments
- Ordinance Exhibit C: Business Ready Code Updates
- Ordinance Exhibit D: Sign Standards
- Summary of all proposed amendments
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