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CodeNEXT schedule approved for Planning Commission

Monday, December 19, 2016 by Joseph Caterine

Following up on a discussion at last month’s joint meeting of the Planning and Zoning and Platting commissions, Greg Guernsey, director of the Planning and Zoning Department, appeared at the Dec. 13 meeting of the Planning Commission to set its CodeNEXT schedule for the coming year. CodeNEXT is the city’s ongoing overhaul of the Land Development Code. Guernsey reported that the Zoning and Platting Commission was willing to set aside two more times for joint meetings – Dec. 20 and Jan. 31 – to prepare before the release of the CodeNEXT draft text. “The January meeting will probably be within 24 hours of the release of the public draft,” he said. The Planning Commission agreed to devote an extra meeting every other month to reviewing the draft text and the mapping, which will be released sometime in the spring. “I’d like to get this on a calendar as soon as possible,” Chair Stephen Oliver said. Commissioner Nuria Zaragoza wanted to make sure that the meetings incorporate public comment. “I just hope that we have time to educate ourselves on the code,” she said. Commissioner Fayez Kazi moved to approve the amended schedule, and Commissioner Patricia Seeger seconded. The motion passed unanimously 9-0. Commissioners Angela Pineyro De Hoyos, Michael Wilson, Chito Vela and Tom Nuckols were absent.

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