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File #: 21-4293    Version: 1 Name: OA#21-0021: Public hearing to consider a zoning change from various districts to D, Downtown District and Amending the Mansfield Code of Ordinances by Amending Special Purpose District Regulations and Creating a New Section 155.071 “Form-Based Code Distri
Type: Zoning Case Status: Passed
File created: 9/8/2021 In control: Planning and Zoning Commission
On agenda: 9/20/2021 Final action: 9/20/2021
Title: OA#21-0021: Public hearing to consider a zoning change from various districts to D, Downtown District and Amending the Mansfield Code of Ordinances by Amending Special Purpose District Regulations and Creating a New Section 155.071 “Form-Based Code Districts” and Section 155.072 “D, Downtown District”. The amendments necessary also including Amending Certain Sections Necessary to Enable the D, Downtown District and Repealing C-4 Downtown District and All References Related Thereto.
Attachments: 1. OA#21-001 DRAFT Ordinance D, Downtown District.pdf, 2. Exhibit A.pdf, 3. Exhibit B.pdf, 4. Exhibit C.pdf, 5. Exhibit D.pdf, 6. Exhibit E.pdf, 7. Map, Existing Zoning.pdf
Title
OA#21-0021: Public hearing to consider a zoning change from various districts to D, Downtown District and Amending the Mansfield Code of Ordinances by Amending Special Purpose District Regulations and Creating a New Section 155.071 “Form-Based Code Districts” and Section 155.072 “D, Downtown District”. The amendments necessary also including Amending Certain Sections Necessary to Enable the D, Downtown District and Repealing C-4 Downtown District and All References Related Thereto.


Description/History
The D, Downtown District is a coherent and coordinated response to multiple economic development and urban planning efforts to make Historic Downtown Mansfield more attractive to investment and to restore the district and its immediate environs to its traditional role as the community center for business, commerce, and neighborhood life. The City of Mansfield efforts are captured in: the Design Guidelines for Downtown Mansfield (1991); the Downtown Design Plan (1995); the Historic Resource Survey (1998); the Mansfield Historic Preservation Plan (1999); the Discover Historic Mansfield Action Plan (2008); the Historic Mansfield Implementation Plan (2013); and the Mansfield Downtown Development Strategies (2020). In particular, the Mansfield Downtown Development Strategies recommended the adoption of a new zoning district as a key objective to fulfill the community’s vision for a walkable, multi-generational, mixed-use, and prosperous downtown. Further, the City prioritized this common vision and collective effort of public and private actors by including it within the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Goals and Objectives.

Towards that end, the creation of a new zoning district, the D, Downtown District, is intended to preserve the traditional development patterns on approximately 228.78 acres inclusive of and immediately surrounding Historic Downtown Mansfield. The D, Downtown District is a form-based code; and it is keyed to a regulating plan that encourages diver...

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