C-2 Zoning Work Session Scheduled for Wednesday, June 20, 2018


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
C-1 C-2 C-3 GO
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

10 feet

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.

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