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File #: 24-1539    Name:
Type: Written Report Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/25/2023 In control: City Council Public Hearing
On agenda: 11/14/2023 Final action:
Title: Master Plan Amendment #2023-00005 Zoning Text Amendment #2023-00007 2020-2021 Housing Policy Amendments Zoning For Housing/Housing For All Initiatives (A) Public Hearing and consideration of amendments to all chapters of the Alexandria Master Plan to: (1) amend the following sentence wherever it occurs, from "Areas of the City currently zoned residential should remain zoned for residential use at no higher than their current density" to "Areas of the City currently zoned residential should remain zoned for residential use;" (2) incorporate the following notes in all Master Plan chapters: "References to low density will continue to refer to development configuration that limits overall building height and lot coverage compatible with the existing neighborhood" and "Ensure race and social equity is 'incorporated and centered in all planning' per City Council's Resolution 2974 including, but not limited to, all references to preserving and protecting neighborhoods and character"; and (3...
Attachments: 1. 24-1539_Staff Report, 2. 24-1539_Presentation, 3. 24-1539_Additional Materials, 4. 24-1539_after item month 8-23, 5. 24-1539_after item month 9-23, 6. 24-1539_after item month 10-23, 7. 24-1539_after item month 11-23 week one, 8. 24-1539_after item month 11-23 week two, 9. 24-1539_after item week three
Title
Master Plan Amendment #2023-00005
Zoning Text Amendment #2023-00007
2020-2021 Housing Policy Amendments
Zoning For Housing/Housing For All Initiatives
(A) Public Hearing and consideration of amendments to all chapters of the Alexandria Master Plan to: (1) amend the following sentence wherever it occurs, from "Areas of the City currently zoned residential should remain zoned for residential use at no higher than their current density" to "Areas of the City currently zoned residential should remain zoned for residential use;" (2) incorporate the following notes in all Master Plan chapters: "References to low density will continue to refer to development configuration that limits overall building height and lot coverage compatible with the existing neighborhood" and "Ensure race and social equity is 'incorporated and centered in all planning' per City Council's Resolution 2974 including, but not limited to, all references to preserving and protecting neighborhoods and character"; and (3) amend the Housing Master Plan, Zoning Tools Section, Page 107, to add a statement supporting use of the Residential multifamily/RMF zone in areas planned and/or zoned for medium or higher density development and other potentially suitable locations. (B) Consideration of a Text Amendment to the Zoning Ordinance to amend all Articles to implement the following measures from the Zoning for Housing Initiative: (1) Expanding Housing Opportunities in Single-family Zones: amend the R-20, R-12, R-8, R-5, and R-2-5 zones to increase the number of housing units permitted; amend lot and yard requirements in the R-2-5 zone for two-unit dwellings; amend Article VIII to reduce minimum parking requirements, and amend Article XII to exempt lots developed with small scale multi-unit dwellings from site plan requirements; amend the limitation on occupancy limits per unit to allow the same number of occupants allowed by the building code; and delete "roominghouse" definition and regulations. (...

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