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File #: 19-271    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Public Hearing Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 5/9/2019 In control: City Council/Public Finance and Economic Development Authority/Parking Authority
On agenda: 7/1/2019 Final action:
Title: SUBJECT: Public Hearing - Adoption of a Categorical Exemption (Environmental Review #19-04) and Introduction of Ordinance Amending Section 20.42 and Various Other Sections of the Merced Municipal Code Regarding Accessory Dwelling Units (Zoning Ordinance Amendment #19-02) REPORT IN BRIEF The City Council will consider the adoption of a Categorical Exemption and the introduction of an Ordinance which would modify the City's zoning regulations regarding accessory dwelling units. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion: A. Adopting a Categorical Exemption (Environmental Review #19-04); and, B. Introducing Ordinance 2502, An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, Amending Sections 20.42 ("Second Units") as well as Tables 20.08-1 ("Permitted Land Uses in the Residential Zoning Districts"), 20.16-1 ("Permitted Land Uses in the Urban Village Zoning Districts"), and 20.38-1 ("Off-Street Parking Requirements"); and Sections 20.08.030.F.1 ("Development Stand...
Attachments: 1. Planning Commission Resolution #4020 with Red-lined Ordinance, 2. Planning Commission Minute Excerpts, 3. Planning Commission Staff Report #19-13, 4. Correspondence Received Prior to Planning Commission Meeting.pdf, 5. Draft Ordinance, 6. Presentation

Report Prepared by: Kim Espinosa, Planning Manager, Development Services Department

Title
SUBJECT: Public Hearing - Adoption of a Categorical Exemption (Environmental Review #19-04) and Introduction of Ordinance Amending Section 20.42 and Various Other Sections of the Merced Municipal Code Regarding Accessory Dwelling Units (Zoning Ordinance Amendment #19-02)

REPORT IN BRIEF
The City Council will consider the adoption of a Categorical Exemption and the introduction of an Ordinance which would modify the City's zoning regulations regarding accessory dwelling units.

RECOMMENDATION
City Council - Adopt a motion:

A. Adopting a Categorical Exemption (Environmental Review #19-04); and,

B. Introducing Ordinance 2502, An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, Amending Sections 20.42 ("Second Units") as well as Tables 20.08-1 ("Permitted Land Uses in the Residential Zoning Districts"), 20.16-1 ("Permitted Land Uses in the Urban Village Zoning Districts"), and 20.38-1 ("Off-Street Parking Requirements"); and Sections 20.08.030.F.1 ("Development Standards for Residential Zoning Districts, Parking"), 20.20.010.C.3 ("Urban Transition Zoning District, Development Standards"); 20.46.010 ("Residential Design Standards, Purpose"), and 20.90.020 ("Glossary, Definitions") of the Merced Municipal Code."

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ALTERNATIVES
1. Introduce the Ordinance, as recommended by the Planning Commission and staff; or,
2. Introduce the Ordinance, subject to modifications by City Council (identify specific items to be amended in the motion; or,
3. Deny; or,
4. Refer to staff for reconsideration of specific items (to be addressed in the motion); or,
5. Continue to a future City Council meeting (date and time to be specified in motion).

AUTHORITY
Merced Municipal Code Section 20.80, "Zoning Ordinance Amendments," spells out procedures for amending the Zoning Ordinance.

CITY COUNCIL PRIORITIES
Infill Development and Housing are both listed as City Council...

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