Case Studies & Build Out Analysis

Dive Deeper into the First Draft Zoning Ordinance

This page provides information for a deeper dive into the first draft ordinance. Here you will find the following:

  • District & Building Type Information Sheets - At the ward-by-ward meetings, the Planning Department has been distributing the pages with the district standards and the pages for each building type. The regulatory mechanisms described on these pages are described more in depth in Article 2: General Standards. 
  • District & Building Types Dimensional Controls Summary Table - This table shows all of the building types allowed in each district and the dimensions associated with them. Additional standards apply beyond what is seen in these charts that affect the final design of a building. Available here.
  • Case Studies - As part of presentations to the City Council's Zoning and Planning Committee, the Planning Department is developing a series of case studies to explore the topics of the zoning ordinance in real world situations. 
  • Build Out Analysis Materials - The Planning Department is currently developing a comparative build out analysis, comparing the potential by-right construction under current ordinance to by-right construction under the first draft ordinance. This work is intended to test the standards in the first draft and inform the refinement of those standards for the second draft ordinance. Once complete, materials produced from that analysis will be made available here. 


Build Out Analysis Materials

On February 25th, the Planning Department presented the build out analysis to the Zoning and Planning Committee. The finding of the work was that the October Draft needed some adjustment to meet the overall goals of the Zoning Redesign project. 

As you dive into the charts in the presentation that outline the potential build out, please note that the numbers represent the "maximum possible," what could be built but not what will be built. 

Memo Presentation

Deep Dive Tables - Comparing the Real World, Current Zoning Ordinance, October Draft, and February Draft

Look closer at frontage, setbacks, lot coverage, and effective minimum lot sizes



District and Building Type Information

Residence Districts

 Article 3 included the standards for the residence districts. Additional details can be found in Article 2: General Standards. Comparison Chart of the Building Type Dimensional Controls is available here

 District Information Pages Building Type Information Pages
Residence 1 (R1)
Residence 2 (R2)
House A House B House C
House D Two-Unit Residence Apartment House
Residence 3 (R3) Neighborhood General (N) Townhouse Section
Small Apartment Building  Shop House
Small Multi-Use Building
Small Shop
Civic

Village Districts

 Article 4 included the standards for the residence districts. Additional details can be found in Article 2: General Standards. Comparison Chart of the Building Type Dimensional Controls is available here

This section is a work in progress...

District Information Pages Building Types Information Pages
Village 1 (V1) Small Apartment Building Shop House Small Shop
Village 2 (V2) Shop Small Multi-Use Building Medium Multi-Use Building
Village 3 (V3) Large Multi-Use Building Tall Multi-Use Building Lined Garage

Lab Building Fabrication Building Civic Building

 

Public Use and Recreation Districts

Article 5 included the standards for the residence districts. Additional details can be found in Article 2: General Standards.

This section is a work in progress

Single Purpose Districts 

Article 6 included the standards for the residence districts. Additional details can be found in Article 2: General Standards.

This section is a work in progress. 

 

Case Studies

The case studies are representative of how the first draft ordinance could play out in comparison to the current ordinance. Residential case studies were selected from properties that had recently been reviewed through the special permit process and received a special permit, because they had already been analyzed relative to the current ordinance.

Case Studies
This section is a work in progress.
 
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