Height in Residential Districts– Adopted June 12, 2010. (ZOA-10-02) Amendment to Section 5. “R-20” One-Family Dwelling Districts to allow height up to 55 feet on sites of 100 acres or greater, subject to special exception use permit approval. Staff Report.
FBC Stoop, Stacked Flats, Finished Floor Elevation, Clear Heights – Adopted May 25, 2010. Amendments to the Columbia Pike Form Based Code Building Envelope Standards and Definitions. These amendments were studied in response to concerns about the requirement that all Local non-live/work units be elevated 36 to 60 inches above grade and concerns regarding the proliferation of stoops related to the construction of stacked flats. The amendments provide greater clarity as to what is permitted in Local site development, to better regulate the design and impacts of such development and to remove a barrier to accessibility on Local sites unique to the Form Based Code, as follows: Permit construction of non-live/work Local street buildings either zero (0) to five (5) inches above grade, in order to provide accessible entry, or at 36 to 60 inches above grade; clarify that stacked flat development is permitted on Local sites, while multifamily development is not; allow no more than one stoop or porch per Local street building, plus an additional entry for English basements; and allow no more than two entries per stoop or porch; eliminate the parking waiver for Local sites under 20,000 square feet in land area when more than two units per local street building are provided. Staff Report.
FBC Corners – Adopted May 25, 2010. The FBC establishes a Building Envelope Standard for all building sites within the Columbia Pike Special Revitalization District. The BES set the basic parameters governing building construction, including height, depth and placement of buildings, as well as other required elements, such as balconies, stoops and street walls. There are four different BES used throughout the Columbia Pike Special Revitalization District, specifically designated on the Regulating Plan, each of which establish different parameters. In some cases a single development site may require development under more than one BES. In such cases, where the BES changes along a site, the FBC permits one Building Envelope Standard to be extended up to 50 feet in either direction. This amendment clarifies that a BES may also be extended where two BES meet at a corner. Staff Report.
Section 31A Historic Preservation Districts Appeals Standard – Adopted May 22, 2010. (ZOA-09-10A) Amendments to Section 31A. Historic Preservation Districts. December 12, 2009, the County Board adopted a comprehensive rewrite of Section 31A. Historic Preservation Districts (see ZOA-09-10 below). However, at that time, the County Board deferred consideration of the provisions for County Board review of appeals of Historical Affairs and Landmark Review Board (HALRB) decisions. This amendment is the result of additional review of the appeals standard within the Historic Preservation Districts Section, by the HALRB, the Planning Commission and the County Board. The amendments alter the responsibilities of the HALRB regarding Historic District Design Guidelines, amend the Historic District Designation Process for Historic District Design Guidelines, and alter the adoption process for Historic District Design Guidelines. Staff Report.
Vehicle Service Uses – Adopted April 27, 2010. (ZOA-10-01/FBC-9) Amendments to Sections 1, 16, 18, 19, 20 (and its Appendix A), 21, 25A, 26, 28, 32A, 33 and 34 to: 1) delete “automobile service station,” “public garage” and “tire shop” and replace with a new term, and single definition for “vehicle service establishment,” which includes vehicle fueling sales, accessory retail sales and vehicle service and repair uses; 2) permit vehicle service and repair as provided for in the “vehicle service establishment” definition, by use permit approval,“C-1” Local Commercial Districts, “CP-FBC” Columbia Pike Form Based Code Districts and “C-O-A” Commercial Office Building, Hotel and Apartment Districts; 3) create a new definition for and update references to “vehicle body shop” as a use that includes both repair uses and vehicle body work, painting and upholstering; and 4) update usage of automobile-related terms throughout the Zoning Ordinance. Staff Report. Supplemental Report.
FBC Streetscapes – Adopted January 23, 2010. (ZOA-09-11/FBC-8) Amendments Form Based Code Section II. Definitions, Section III. Regulating Plans, Section V. Streetscape Standards and Section VI. Architectural Standards. As final landscape plans for approved projects under the Columbia Pike Form Based Code (FBC) and preliminary FBC proposals have been reviewed, staff reexamined the FBC regulations for quantity and placement of benches, bike racks, and other streetscape elements. These amendments modified the street tree alignment line; reduced the quantity of required bicycle parking spaces, equivalent to that required for site plan projects; reduced the required quantity of benches, and modified placement of benches; and added and removed specific species from the Street Tree List. Staff Report.