Decatur UDO Idea #1: R-50 Residential DistrictDecatur Metro | January 9, 2014
There are many changes/updates being considered as part of the Unified Development Ordinance process, many of which were reviewed in a public meeting last night. If you couldn’t make the meeting, you can check out this DecaturNext recap. Over the next few days, DM will highlight the various changes being considered so no one is surprised once the UDO is completed later this year. First up – R:50!
One part of the Unified Development Ordinance process is create new and updated zoning districts to “reflect the character of the existing residential and neighborhood commercial areas, or that serve an unmet need identified in the 2010 Strategic Plan.” What is it? Why? and Where? Here’s the answer straight from the presentation…
- WHAT IS IT? Allows 50 feet wide lots and includes urban design requirements so new houses are in harmony with the character of neighborhoods.
- WHY? Much of the traditional residential fabric of Decatur is zoned R-60, although many lots are 50 feet wide. This new district would reflect the character of these older lots.
- WHERE? Proactively mapped by the City or applied for by neighborhoods.