Reynoldsburg City
OH

Ordinance
80-17

Ordinance to Amend the Code of Ordinances of the City of Reynoldsburg, Ohio: Amending Section 1187.07 Residential Appearance Standards of Chapter 1187 Special Provisions for Residential Uses. (Second Reading 6/26/2017; Planning Commission 6/1/2017).

Information

Department:Development DepartmentSponsors:Ward 2 Councilmember Brett Luzader
Category:Amendment

Body

See the attached document for details of proposed text amendment.

Meeting History

Apr 24, 2017 7:33 PM  Public Service and Transportation Committee Committee Meeting
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Mr. Snowden: Thank you Chairman Luzader, members of the Committee and Council. In 2012, Council enacted a provision in Chapter 1187 that amoung other things required a 75% natural material requirement within AR Zoning Districts for specific multi family dwellings in this case. What I'm proposing is to kind of extend the logic of that and when I'm proposing here on this ordinance would revise this section to state that the 75% natural material requirement will apply to any multi family dwelling, not just multi family dwellings in AR districts. That would mean a multi family dwelling that was approved, for example as part of a planned district unless Council chose in the re-zoning text of that planned district to reduce that standard. So that's the baseline that's going to be for planned districts as well. Secondly, I've better defined what natural materials are and you can see that language, specifically listing the materials. If there is a material in there that someone is particularly not fond of, that's fine, we can discuss that, that's just an example, there were multiple definitions within the code. What I like is that this is a good step forward for this section, there are 2 other locations where traditional natural materials are defined, one for the Historic District and one for the Commerical overlay which is basically Main Street/Brice Road. What I'd like to do, in time is work with Council and have one definition in the definitions section that makes it more consistent on what materials Council believes to be traditional. But in this case, this is a good step forward and it makes the provisions that Council was applying just in the AR Districts to apply througout for any Planned Development and anywhere where a multi-family dwelling may be constructed. Ok?

Mr. Luzader: Any questions for Mr. Snowden from Committee or members of Council?

RESULT:REFERRED TO COUNCIL [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Brett Luzader, Ward II
SECONDER:Marshall Spalding, Ward III
AYES:Mel Clemens, Stephen M. Cicak, Brett Luzader, Marshall Spalding
Apr 24, 2017 8:00 PM  City Council Regular Meeting
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RESULT:REFERRED TO PUBLIC HEARING
May 22, 2017 7:30 PM  City Council Public Hearing
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Mr. Snowden: This is simply an ordinance editing this section as you recall for several years since 2012 the City has had certain requirements that applied to multifamily dwellings in the AR districts that dealt with a percentage of materials and gave a definition of our natural materials. What I'm proposing is in this section in order to 1 provide a better definition of what are the specific natural materials that we're talking about and 2 apply that to multifamily dwellings in any zoning district. Multifamily dwellings can appear in other districts such as planned districts and that is a requirement that should be for all multifamily dwellings unless it’s specifically waived by Council as part of a planned development.

Mr. Joseph asked for comment from Council the Planning Commission and the Public.

There were none.

RESULT:REFERRED TO BOARD/COMMISSION
Jun 1, 2017 6:00 PM  Planning Commission Regular Meeting

Per Dr. McKenzie due to failed recording:

Ordinance to Amend the Code of Ordinances of the City of Reynoldsburg, Ohio: Amending Section 1187.07 Residential Appearance Standards of Chapter 1187 Special Provisions for Residential Uses.

(First Reading 4/24/2017).

Dr. McKenzie - I am concerned about what these changes might exclude. For example, they would seem to exclude a Lustron style house, or a well regarded design by a famous architect like Richard Neutra. A Neutra design would be post and beam construction with a thin flat roof and walls made of glass.

Dr. McKenzie - I am also concerned about the definitions of the terms used. You appear to exclude man made materials, but then give an example of an accepted material that is man made. While I have problems with this, as we are changing it now we can change it again in the future.

RESULT:REFERRED TO COUNCIL [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Tyler Cullinan, Vice Chairman
SECONDER:Robert Welday
AYES:Mark McKenzie, Tyler Cullinan, Robert Welday
ABSENT:Jim Comeaux, Ivan King
Jun 26, 2017 8:00 PM  City Council Regular Meeting
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RESULT:REFERRED TO COMMITTEE
Jul 10, 2017 7:33 PM  Public Service and Transportation Committee Committee Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:REFERRED TO COUNCIL [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Brett Luzader, Ward II
SECONDER:Marshall Spalding, Ward III
AYES:Stephen M. Cicak, Brett Luzader, Marshall Spalding
ABSENT:Mel Clemens
Jul 10, 2017 8:00 PM  City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Brett Luzader, Ward II
SECONDER:Marshall Spalding, Ward III
AYES:Barth R. Cotner, Chris Long, Stephen M. Cicak, Brett Luzader, Marshall Spalding
ABSENT:Mel Clemens, Dan Skinner

Discussion