CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – The City will hold its fourth and final open house for its comprehensive zoning code update on Wednesday, June 20, from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at NewBo City Market (1100 3rd Street SE).
Residents can come at their convenience to learn about proposed changes to the zoning code. New sections proposed include regulations to enhance mobility and connectivity, and code changes to encourage sustainable development and promote alternative energy systems.
Other proposed changes to the code will encourage mixed-use development that supports residential and commercial hubs; will standardize building aesthetics for new development to complement existing neighborhoods; and will improve the pedestrian experience by outlining regulations on building façades, location of parking, sidewalk connections, and right-of-way use.
The open house will highlight the most significant changes in the zoning code. The full draft plan will also be publically released in early July.
About the Code Update
Since 2016, the public has been asked to provide feedback on community issues that are shaped by zoning codes. The City is updating its zoning code to more accurately align with the comprehensive plan, which was developed with extensive public input and adopted in 2015.
Consideration of the new zoning code by City Council is anticipated for fall of this year.
Learn more: www.cityofcr.com/rezone.