City of Decatur holding public meetings on UDO

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 30, 2013

Icon_GovernmentCity of Decatur officials are planning public meetings throughout the next few months about an update to city development codes.

The Unified Development Ordinance that’s in the works will affect things like the city’s tree removal ordinance and residential tear downs. City Commissioners recently approved a 90 day moratorium for tree removals, but couldn’t get enough votes to approve a similar measure for single family tear downs.

Many of the city’s long-time residents want the city to reign in the demolition and rebuilding of homes in the residential neighborhoods. The UDO will be completed by September 2014. There’s also an upcoming meeting about streetscape improvements.

The upcoming meeting dates and locations are:

– A community workshop on Nov. 13 about North McDonough streetscape & railroad crossing improvements – 6 p.m. in City Commission meeting room.

– UDO kick off meeting on Nov. 14 – 7 p.m. in the City Commission meeting room.

Other meeting dates are in the works, and city spokeswoman Casie Yoder says she’ll let me know what they are when they are finalized.

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