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File #: 23-547    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agenda Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/5/2023 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/12/2023 Final action:
Title: Adopt on Second and Final Reading Ordinance 19-2023, a Zoning Text Amendment regarding height and placement of Visual screens, including fences and walls, for certain residential uses
Attachments: 1. Exhibit A - Ordinance No. 19-2023 - Zoning Text Amend Visual Screens v2.pdf, 2. Exhibit B - Legal Ad.pdf, 3. Visual Aid - Ordinance 19-2023.pdf
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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM

Memo Date: September 5, 2023
Agenda Date: September 12, 2023
Prepared By: Charlene Neuterman, Community Services Director
Through: Stockton Whitten, City Manager
Requested Action:
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Adopt on Second and Final Reading Ordinance 19-2023, a Zoning Text Amendment regarding height and placement of Visual screens, including fences and walls, for certain residential uses...End

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BACKGROUND:

The subject of this Zoning Text Amendment is a result of multiple residences being cited by Code Enforcement for existing and newly installed fences on side corner lots that do not meet the height and setback requirements as required in Appendix A, Zoning, Article XIII, Supplementary District Regulations, Section 5. After a brief examination of properties around the city, a zoning text amendment was proposed to create a new standard for Visual Screens that will allow homeowners increased flexibility with front and corner lot fencing.

Project Name:
Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment - Visual Screens
Project No.:
PZ-23-02000006
Meeting Date:
August 16, 2023
Applicant:
City of Cocoa
Property Owner:
N/A
Project Location:
Various Residential Zoning Districts
Future Land Use Designation: Various
Zoning District: Various
Existing Land Use: N/A
Council District: City-wide
Legal Ad Date: September 1, 2023

I. Zoning Ordinance Amendment Analysis

In accordance with Section 1(G)(2), Article XXII, Appendix A (Zoning), of the Code of the City of Cocoa, the Planning and Zoning Board shall consider and study the following when an amendment to the zoning code is proposed:

a. The need and justification for the change.

b. The relationship of the proposed amendment to the purposes and objective of the comprehensive planning programs and to the comprehensive plan, with appropriate consideration as to whether the proposed changes will further the purposes of [the] zoning code and other codes, regulations, and actions designed to implement ...

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