AFFORDABLE HOUSING – Adopted on December 15, 2005. Amendment to implement affordable housing requirements for site plan approved projects as endorsed by the Affordable Housing Roundtable, as such amendments are more specifically described in Attachment 1; and associated amendments to the Zoning Ordinance to correct and renumber references in various zoning districts pertaining to affordable housing in site plan projects, as such amendments are more specifically described in Attachment 2.
Lot Coverage – Adopted on November 15, 2005. The Zoning Ordinance amendment to Section 1. Definitions, Section 32. Bulk, Coverage and Placement Requirements, Subsection C. Coverage, and Section 35. Nonconforming Buildings and Uses to change the Lot Coverage provision of the Zoning Ordinance. Supplemental Report
Resident Permit Parking : Adopted on July 9, 2005. The Zoning Ordinance amendment repealed Section 33.D. Restrictions on Parking in Districts in which Commercial and Industrial Uses are not permitted from the Zoning Ordinance. The residential permit parking program was added to the new Section 14.2-98 through 14.2-106 of the County Code.
Political signs – Adopted on July 9, 2005. The Zoning Ordinance amendment to amend Section 34., Subsections, A., B., E. and F. regarding political signs on private and public property in all zoning districts. The amendment provides more opportunities for political expression on private property; significantly reduces the placement, the number, and the amount of time signs are located in the public right-of-way; provides easier to understand and enforceable regulations that reflect the community’s interest and desire for traffic and pedestrian safety, and reduces the proliferation of illegal signs staked into the ground and affixed to traffic signs and utility poles that litter roadsides and intersections.
School building height – Adopted on May 31, 2005. The Zoning Ordinance amendment to Section 3.B. Height Limit, to permit, by use permit approval, an increase in building height of secondary schools and school administration buildings on sites having a site area of nineteen (19) acres or more to a height not to exceed seventy five (75) feet ( with an amendment to strike language regarding 350,000 square feet or more ) in “S-3A” Special Districts.
Ft. Myer Heights North Special District – Adopted 4/16/05. Amendment to the RA8-18 district for properties located in the Ft. Myer Heights North Special District on the GLUP for removal of townhouses as a permitted use by-right.