After six project advisory group (PAG) meetings, one open house and numerous outreach efforts throughout the outer eastside, the SE 122nd Avenue Rezone Project is transitioning to the formal public hearing and adoption phase. Public feedback to date has been helpful in guiding the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability’s recommendations for zone changes along southern SE 122nd Ave and revisiting home business occupation regulations.
Proposal details promote neighborhood-serving commercial uses
Some of the proposed changes to the area include:
- Adding 22 acres of commercially zoned property to the area.
- Revising the Home Occupation regulations to allow more intensive operations along major city traffic streets like 122nd Ave.
The goal of these proposed zoning changes is to promote more neighborhood-serving commercial uses in this underserved neighborhood. Issues around multi-family residential design and zoning are being considered under the Comprehensive Plan Update.
Project proposal headed to City Council
The proposal is scheduled to go before the Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) on June 26th for their review and recommendation to City Council. Members of the public (and especially residents who live near or along SE 122nd Ave) are encouraged to attend this meeting and offer testimony. The proposal will be available online for public review after May 25, 2012. Following this PSC meeting, City Council is tentatively scheduled to review and act on the recommendations in July 2012.
Did you know you can have a small business in your home?
There are a few rules about home businesses that are intended to maintain the residential appearance of your neighborhood.
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