Residential Infill Development Study
New Homes, Existing Neighborhoods
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.
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.
How tall the house is as measured from the ground to the top of the highest point of a roof.
The overall measure of a building. Includes the measurement for height, length and width. This is also referred to as “bulk” or “massing.”
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.
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.
The minimum distance which a building or other structure must be set back from adjacent properties to the side.
When a city grows and expands outward; development happens away from the center of the city.
The minimum distance which a building or other structure must be set back from a street.
When rainwater falls onto a property and runs downhill to another property.
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!