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File #: ORD 2019-027    Version: Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/12/2019 In control: Town Council
On agenda: 9/17/2019 Final action: 9/17/2019
Title: Ordinance Amending Section 15.54.020 of the Castle Rock Municipal Code Concerning Issuance of Grading Permits; Repealing Chapter 15.66; and Making Minor Amendments to Titles 15, 16 and 18 of the Castle Rock Municipal Code (Second Reading - Approved on First Reading on September 3, 2019 by a vote of 6-0)
Attachments: 1. Staff Report, 2. Attachment A: Ordinance Titles 15, 16 & 18 Editorial Amendments 2019 2nd Reading
Related files: ORD 2019-028, DIR 2019-019

To:                     Honorable Mayor and Members of Town Council

 

From:                     Bill Detweiler, Director of Development Services

                     Tara Vargish, Assistant Director of Development Services

                     Tammy King, Zoning Manager

                     Kevin Wrede, Planning Manager

 

Title
Ordinance Amending Section 15.54.020 of the Castle Rock Municipal Code Concerning Issuance of Grading Permits; Repealing Chapter 15.66; and Making Minor Amendments to Titles 15, 16 and 18 of the Castle Rock Municipal Code (Second Reading - Approved on First Reading on September 3, 2019 by a vote of 6-0)

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Executive Summary

 

The Title 15, 16 and 18 ordinance was approved by Town Council on first reading on September 3, 2019 by a vote of 6 to 0. The Title 17 ordinance was approved by Town Council on first reading on September 3, 2019 by a vote of 4 to 2.

 

At the July 2, 2019 Town Council meeting and the Aug, 20, 2019 Town Council Study Session, staff presented a variety of proposed code changes in Titles 15, 16, 17 and 18 to Town Council. Staff finds that the overall cleanup and minor changes of Title 15, 16, 17, and 18, will ensure the code provides clear direction, removes conflicting language, and aligns with current practices identified from everyday use by staff. The updates are intended to make these sections of the CRMC easily interpreted by residents, developers, and Town staff while ensuring the code maintains all legal requirements.

 

The goal for this update is to be consistent with the 2030 Vision and Comprehensive Master Plan adopted by Town Council, improve the readability of some sections, provide clarification where needed, and propose some minor changes. Changes include updating the neighborhood meeting section to require more neighborhood outreach, increasing the public hearing notice distance, adding language allowing Town Council to remand development applications to the Planning Commission for reconsideration for specific reasons, updating the use definitions and associated use chart.

 

Planning Commission reviewed the proposed changes for Title 17 on May 23, 2019 and voted 5-0 to recommend approval to Town Council. The changes in Title 15, 16 and 18 were not a part of Planning Commissions review, as they do not relate to the land use items that go through Planning Commission for recommendation. Staff recommends approval of Titles 15, 16 and 18 amendment to Town Council.

 

Budget Impact

 

There is not a projected budget impact associated with the proposed Title 15, 16, 17 and 18 Amendments.

 

Staff Recommendation

 

Planning Commission voted on May 23, 2019 5-0 to recommend approval to Town Council of the proposed amendments to Title 17. The changes in Title 15, 16 and 18 were not a part of Planning Commissions review, as they do not relate to the land use items that go through Planning Commission for recommendation

 

Staff recommends approval to Town Council of the Title 15, 16, 17 and 18 proposed amendments

 

Proposed Motion

 

I move to recommend approval of the Title 15, 16 and 18 ordinance, as introduced by title, second reading.

 

Attachments

 

Attachment A:  Ordinance