The current Development Code makes use of guidelines that were adopted over 20 years ago. The ongoing update aims to modernize and simplify the development code with the goal of adapting it to today's needs.
On July 21, 2015, City Council adopted Phase 1 of the Development Code Update. Phase 1 focused on technical revisions and implementing a few high-priority policy items that include details on vested rights, planned development districts, private residential streets and the implementation of the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan.
The technical revisions include reorganization of sections of the Code, placing lengthy text in table formats, and adding diagrams to clarify requirements. These technical changes were made to make the Code more user-friendly.
City Council approved Ordinance No. 2149 on February 19, 2019, which adopted Phase 2-A of the Development Code Update. This phase focused primarily on Chapter 2, Zoning Regulations, and sough to achieve the following goals: