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The Campus Institutional Zoning Project began in the fall of 2013 with the formation of the Project Advisory Group (PAG). With guidance from the PAG, planning staff developed a Zoning Code and Zoning Map update strategy that generally relies on:

  1. The creation of two new Campus Institution Zones within the City’s Zoning Code that contain land use allowances and development standards that serve the underlying needs of colleges and hospitals while protecting adjoining neighborhoods from undue off-site impacts; and
  2. Legislative application of the new zone(s) to 16 dispersed college and hospital campuses.

Zoning Code

The proposed Zoning Code text has been reviewed by the Planning and Sustainability Commission at a Public Hearing held on December 15, 2015 and a Work Session held on January 26, 2016. At the conclusion of these meetings the Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) voted to recommend approval of the Zoning Code amendment package presented by staff subject to a couple of revisions discussed at the PSC meetings. Please refer to the Campus Institutional Zoning Project Interim Recommended Draft. The PSC’s recommended plan will be presented to the City Council for their consideration and adoption sometime in the fall 2016. Please refer to the Council agenda page for detailed information about upcoming City Council agenda items.

Zoning Map

Consideration of the specific Campus Institutional Zoning Map amendments has been tentatively scheduled as part of a larger Composite Zoning Map Update by the PSC at their July 12 meeting. Check the PSC calendar to confirm the date, time and location.

For more information on how best to comment on either the proposed zoning code or zoning map changes, or with questions regarding the Campus Institutional Zoning Update project, please contact:

John Cole, Project Manager
Bureau of Planning and Sustainability