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Residential Infill Development Study

New Homes, Existing Neighborhoods

Last updated Nov. 15, 2019 - 8:35 am

A study is underway that will inform how new residential construction is approved within existing neighborhoods. This is known as "infill development." Any recommendations that come out of the study will have to go through a text change to the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO). Any text changes to the UDO must be approved by City Council.

City Planning surveyed the community to gain an understanding of the existing conditions. This data is being used to inform the study. To stay involved in this process we encourage you to sign up for Residential Infill notifications.

Engagement Opportunities

The residential infill survey has ended and results are now available on PublicInput.com. Staff is currenly working on a final report.

View the RTN presentation for the October 15 work session.

Key concepts for this project and the survey are defined below.

Residential Infill

Residential Infill

When a new structure is built in an area surrounded by existing structures. The new structure could be built on a vacant lot, or an existing structure could be removed and replaced with a new structure.

Building Height

Building Height

How tall the house is as measured from the ground to the top of the highest point of a roof.

Building Size

Building Size

The overall measure of a building. Includes the measurement for height, length and width. This is also referred to as “bulk” or “massing.”

Ground Elevation

Ground Elevation

The level or height of the ground. An increase in ground elevation means the ground gets higher. A decrease in ground elevation reduces the ground level.

Retaining Wall

Retaining Wall

A structure built to hold dirt and increase or level the ground elevation. A retaining wall is not connected to a structure. A foundation wall is connected to a structure and typically increases the height of the structure on a sloped lot.

Side Setback

Side Setback

The minimum distance which a building or other structure must be set back from adjacent properties to the side.

Sprawl

Sprawl

When a city grows and expands outward; development happens away from the center of the city.


Street Setback

Street Setback

The minimum distance which a building or other structure must be set back from a street.

Water Runoff

Water Runoff

When rainwater falls onto a property and runs downhill to another property.

Next Steps

After the survey results have been analyzed staff plans on meeting with key stakeholder groups and holding a public forum in Fall 2019, stay tuned!

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