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File #: RES 21-686    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 5/5/2021
Title: Amending open space lot specific standards for the Ford Site Zoning and Public Realm Master Plan.
Sponsors: Chris Tolbert
Attachments: 1. Lynn Varco Public Comment, 2. RES 21-686 - Jim Ginther, 3. Res 21-686 - Catherine M. Hunt, 4. RES 21-686 - Kathryn McGuire, 5. RES 21-686 - Howard J. Miller
Amending open space lot specific standards for the Ford Site Zoning and Public Realm Master Plan.
WHEREAS, on September 17, 2017 the City Council commenced the redevelopment phase of Ford Motor Company’s former Twin City Assembly Plant (“Ford Site”) by adopting the Ford Site Zoning and Public Realm Master Plan (“Master Plan”) and adding new ordinances to the zoning code under Leg. Code §§ 66.900 to 66.950 (“Ford Ordinances”) which, under Leg. Code § 66.911, are “designed specifically for the Ford site for use with the Ford Site Zoning and Public Realm Master Plan, which provides additional standards for specific building types and standards to address sustainability objectives”; and
WHEREAS, the Ford Ordinances and the Master Plan established various standards for each zoning district within the Ford Site, now branded as “Highland Bridge,” to facilitate, with other policy objectives, a balance in building mass and transition space to public rights-of way through the application of so-called “area” standards, which include building setbacks, building lot coverage and open space lot coverage, building mass, density and floor area ratio standards for each Ford Site zoning district; and
WHEREAS, following the adoption of the Master Plan and the Ford Ordinances, as permitted under Leg. Code § 66.952, the documents have been twice amended; first on April 10, 2019 and again on May 6, 2020; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to Leg. Code § 66.952, the Ford Site “master developer” was also required to prepare a plat of the Ford Site which was subsequently submitted and approved by the City on November 20, 2019; and
WHEREAS, the Ford Site plat effectively divided the Ford Site into 36 development parcels and also dedicated to the public various land parcels deemed necessary for public rights-of-way and park and open space areas within the Ford Site as envisioned under the Master Plan; and
WHEREAS, with the adoption of the Master Plan, Ford District ordinances and Ford Site ...

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