Today the City Council voted to postpone the hearing for the South Willamette Special Area Zone (SW-SAZ) into the new year. The following motion was passed 5-3, with councilors Taylor, Brown, Poling, and Evans joining Clark to pass the motion.
Proposed Reschedule of South Willamette Special Area Zone Public Hearing
October 21, 2015
I move to direct the City Manager to:
1) Reschedule the public hearing on the South Willamette Special Area Zone to January 19, 2016.
2) Engage the effected neighbors and property owners and bring back revised zoning and plan amendments for public hearing on January 19th that will accomplish the following:
a) Does not change the plan designation or rezone any property currently zoned R-1 or immediately adjacent to a property zoned R-1, unless none of the adjacent properties have an existing single-family home or duplex and the owner agrees to the rezoning.
b) Ensures that use and development standards for all properties that are not zoned R-1 will protect R-1 property residents’ livability, including:
i) Protecting residents’ visual privacy in their homes and backyards, especially from significant intrusion from occupants of structures that are two or more stories; and
ii) protecting residents’ from significant negative impacts from structures that block solar access or reasonable sight lines; and
iii) protecting residents’ from significant negative impacts arising from vehicle use and loading.
3) Follow the direction above with respect to all future planning and proposals for the new comprehensive plan, code and plan amendments on (previously identified by staff) transit corridors that may impact R-1 properties.