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File #: 22-4729    Version: Name: Ordinance - Public Hearing Continuation and First and Final Reading on an Ordinance to Amend Section 155.072(B) of the Mansfield Code of Ordinances Regarding Definitions for an Accessory Unit and Section 155.072(J)(5)(c) of the Mansfield Code of Ordinance
Type: Ordinance Status: Public Hearing
File created: 6/15/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/12/2022 Final action:
Title: Ordinance - Public Hearing Continuation and First and Final Reading on an Ordinance to Amend Section 155.072(B) of the Mansfield Code of Ordinances Regarding Definitions for an Accessory Unit and Section 155.072(J)(5)(c) of the Mansfield Code of Ordinances Regarding the Habitable Area of an Accessory Unit (OA 22-005)
Sponsors: Jason Alexander
Attachments: 1. Ordinance (Amended December 12, 2022).pdf
Title
Ordinance - Public Hearing Continuation and First and Final Reading on an Ordinance to Amend Section 155.072(B) of the Mansfield Code of Ordinances Regarding Definitions for an Accessory Unit and Section 155.072(J)(5)(c) of the Mansfield Code of Ordinances Regarding the Habitable Area of an Accessory Unit (OA 22-005)

Requested Action
To consider the proposed ordinance amendment

Recommendation

Planning and Zoning Commission Recommendation
The Planning and Zoning Commission held a public hearing on June 21, 2022 and voted 5 to 0 to recommend approval.

Ayes: 5 - Knight, Goodwin, Mainer, Gilmore, and Axen
Nays: |910|Absent: 2 - Groll and Weydeck

Staff Recommendation
Staff recommends approval.

Description/History
The City Council tabled this item at their Regular Meeting held on July 11, 2022 to allow for the Housing Market Growth Strategy Sub-Committee to meet and to discuss further.

The purpose for the Housing Market Growth Strategy Sub-Committee discussing further was to propose and present a unique set of regulations for accessory dwelling units that can be implemented across multiple zoning districts, including the D, Downtown District, to increase housing supply and expand housing options.

As presently defined under Section 155.072(B), Definitions, of the D, Downtown District, an accessory unit is “a dwelling unit not greater than 800 square feet, and sharing ownership and utility connections with a principal building; and the dwelling may or may not be within an principal building and it may or may not be for rent.”

This definition is not compatible with the definition for accessory dwelling units as found in Section 155.012, Definitions, and it also creates incompatibility with the interpretation and the administration of applicable regulations for accessory dwelling units as found in Section 155.099, Special Conditions. Accordingly, amending the definition for accessory units will ensure ease of interpretation and compatibility across th...

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