A number of changes have been made to the draft code based on input from the public over the last three weeks. Most of these changes were minor adjustments, but three are of larger scope.
A requirement for a heavily landscaped buffer has been added to the code section on height of buildings, in cases where a building height increase is allowed adjacent to residential areas. (Chapter 6, Section 6.4.2 (g).)
Parking requirements for restaurants and retail stores have been broadened, so that minimum required parking is lower and maximum is higher, to allow for differences in the needs of different type businesses. (Chapter 8, Section 8.2.7)
An optional method of calculating the amount of signage a business is allowed has been added. This option provides the business with greater flexibility in choosing the type of signage most appropriate to their needs, and reduces the permitting requirement on temporary signs. (Chapter 10, Section 10.8)