What are the goals of the PR District?

The goals for the PR District are to maintain and preserve the walkable neighborhoods surrounding the downtown by allowing limited types of small businesses and more diverse housing options. Property owners would have more flexibility when using their property; local entrepreneurs would have expanded opportunity to start a business; and residents would have additional walkable destinations in their neighborhoods.  In addition, this zoning district more accurately reflects the existing built environment (i.e.: setbacks and lot sizes), essentially legalizing the current conditions and decreasing legal nonconforming situations.  

The Zoning Code update puts the City’s planning documents into action.  Community input resulted in the policies being proposed in the new code and for the revised PR District. 

The 2014 Future Land Use Plan called for “traditional residential (w/retail permissions)” in the neighborhoods surrounding downtown. The Future Land Use Plan and the 2018 Community Action Plan (PDF) called for expanded housing options in neighborhoods adjacent to downtown.

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1. What changes were made to the Pedestrian - Residential District in the Revised Draft Zoning Code Update?
2. Where is the revised Pedestrian Residential District located?
3. What are the goals of the PR District?
4. How will the PR District affect existing properties?
5. What are the lot standards in the revised Pedestrian - Residential District?
6. Is the front yard setback changing?
7. Why are lot standards changing?
8. What types of small businesses are permitted in the PR District?
9. Why are there only limited types of small businesses allowed in the PR District?
10. What is a conditional use?
11. Does the City allow commercial uses in all residential zones and districts?
12. How does the Zoning Code impact the rental market?
13. Will the PR District mean increased traffic and where will additional cars park?
14. Will density increase in the PR District?
15. Will the PR District result in fewer trees and greenspace?
16. Who is ZoneCo?
17. Are zoning changes being proposed for all neighborhoods?
18. Will this harm historical properties?