A C-2 Zoning Work Session was requested by City Council through a poll initiated by Ward 2 Councilor Betty Taylor, including a number of questions related to the C-2 Community Commercial zone. The work session is intended to provide answers to Councilor Taylor’s questions.
When: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 12pm at Harris Hall
Here’s how the code describes C-2: “The C-2 Community Commercial zone is designed to implement the Metro Plan by providing areas for community commercial uses. These areas usually include at least 5 acres and not more than 40 acres, and are intended to include a wide range of purchaser goods and entertainment, office, and service needs for a support population smaller than that of the metropolitan area but larger than that of a neighborhood.”
C-2 allows buildings up to 120 feet tall and is intended for commercial areas but exists in much less suitable sites.
Here is a basic chart from land use code showing what is outright allowed (if the zoning is already determined) in the commercial zones:
|Table 9.2170 Commercial Zone General Building Height and Setback Standards|
|Building Height (See EC 9.2170(3))|
|Maximum Building Height||35 feet||120 feet||150 feet||50 feet|
|Setbacks (See EC 9.2170(4))|
|Minimum Front Yard Setback||10 feet||0 feet||0 feet||10 feet|
|Maximum Front Yard Setback||15 feet||15 feet||15 feet||15 feet|
|Minimum Interior Yard Setback||0 feet to 10 feet||0 feet to
|0 feet||0 feet to 10 feet|
with the following caveat: 9.2170(3)(b) Subject to the limitations in subsection (a) of this section, in the C-2 or C-3 zones, no portion of a building located within 50 feet of a residential zone shall exceed the maximum building height permitted in the abutting residential zone.
The questions and staff responses will be provided – and available to the public – in the Agenda Item Summary per the City’s practice the week prior to the Council work session.