This City Planner is closing out 2015 on a high note! After several years of workshops, open houses, collaboration with consultants and my cohorts in Driggs and the county, dozens of meetings with the Planning and Zoning Commission, and citizen input, last night Victor City Council adopted the final Articles of a new form based land development code, and a brand new zoning map. The new code and map take effect upon recording and publication of the adopting ordinances on December 17th, 2015.
During the same meeting Victor City Council adopted the Urban Renewal Plan, which the Urban Renewal Agency commissioned earlier this year. With adoption of the plan the Downtown Victor Urban Renewal District, which is the City's first Tax Increment Financing district, was formed (after 6 years of fits and starts and intentional pauses).
Shepherding the code and plan through revisions and adoption and drafting the new zoning map consumed the majority of my time in 2015, and it feels good to end the year with both of these tasks buttoned up.
Here's to 2016, and the new mixed-use developments, variety of housing types, and downtown vibrancy that these documents will facilitate!
And if you're interested, you can read the new code here, and the Urban Renewal Plan here.
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