Clarendon Revitalization District Maximum Height Limit and Block Structure. Adopted October 20, 2015. ZOA-15-04. This amendment made revisions to the eight Clarendon Revitalization District maps (Maps 1-8, §9.2.5 – §9.2.12) to reflect the block structure and building heights proposed with the Clarendon West site plan, which was concurrently adopted. These changes allowed the site plan to provide a building and block configuration different from that shown in the concept plan in the Clarendon Sector Plan, but in a manner consistent with the vision, goals and objectives of the Plan. Staff report. Request to Advertise report.
Technical updates. Adopted September 19, 2015. ZOA-15-03. This amendment corrects a number of errors introduced through the final phase of the Zoning Ordinance update adopted on February 21,2015, and through other recent amendments. These amendments were technical only, and did not make any changes to policy. The amendments updated incorrect references, copy-paste and typographical errors, deleted duplicate regulations, updated inconsistent terminology, and corrected allowed uses consistent with the 1950 Ordinance. Staff report. Request to Advertise report.
Short term indoor and outdoor events and activities and other technical updates. Adopted April 18, 2015. ZOA-15-02. This amendment is a follow-up to the amendments adopted on February 21, 2015, in three areas. First, this amendment extended the duration of allowed short term indoor and outdoor events and activities, including signs for such uses; allowed for renewal by the Zoning Administrator when a site plan amendment has been filed; and removed a limitation on number of consecutive days for which a short term accessory outdoor café may be approved. Second, this amendment made clarifications, consistent with practice, to dry-cleaning and laundry uses throughout the Ordinance (Articles 3, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 18 and Appendices A and B). Finally, the amendment corrected two errors introduced through the comprehensive reformat of the Ordinance adopted May 18, 2013, including an omission of lot coverage for the R-10T and R15-30T districts and an incorrect minimum lot area per dwelling unit in the RA-H district. Staff report. Request to Advertise Report.
(Note: the short term use amendments were advertised as part of the action by the County Board on amendment ZOA-15-01)
Use Classification System, Use Standards and Definitions. Adopted February 26, 2015. ZOA-15-01. The final phase of a comprehensive update to the Zoning Ordinance that previously included updates to the sign regulations, a reformat of the Zoning Ordinance, and codification of selected administrative practices, this series of amendments added a use classification system to the Zoning Ordinance, updated use tables and use standards consistent with that use classification system, added new short term and accessory use standards, and updated definitions. Also included in this update were amendments to allow by-right interior alterations to nonconforming one- and two-family dwellings, and provisions to allow the County Board to approve off-site parking as part of a use permit approval for day care uses. Staff report. Request to Advertise Report.