By Sean Tubbs

Charlottesville Tomorrow

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

When the

Charlottesville City Council

passed a new zoning ordinance in 2003, three “zoning matrices” were created to keep track of what land uses are allowed in each of the city’s zoning districts. For the past few months, city planning staff have been working on amending those matrices to eliminate inconsistencies.

Tonight, the

Planning Commission

will resume debate over the residential matrix. Potential changes include whether accessory apartments need a special use permit before construction, elimination of inconsistencies in the Cherry Avenue mixed-use corridor, and how convents and monasteries are treated in the zoning code.

The matrices were originally to be discussed in February, but the meeting was canceled due to a snow storm.  The Commission began their conversation at a work session on February 23, 2010.


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