The City of Santa Clarita is updating planning and zoning regulations and has made copies of the draft Unified Development Code Update and Lyons Corridor Plan available so that residents, property owners and businesses can provide feedback.The UDC is being updated to ensure consistency with the General Plan (adopted June 2011) as well as state planning and zoning laws. As part of this effort, plans are also being developed to focus on the unique character of each community corridor. The first corridor planning effort will focus on Lyons Avenue between Interstate 5 and Newhall Avenue.
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“Planning and zoning regulations help the City promote high quality developments and guide new growth within our community,” said Mayor Bob Kellar. “Our goal with these two efforts is to create user-friendly, community engaged plans that residents, property owners and businesses can use.”
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Local residents are also invited discuss the new plans and regulations at upcoming outreach meetings, planned for February.
The first community meeting will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. in the Old Orchard Park Community Room, on Avenida Rotella, and will review the Lyons Corridor Plan. The second and third meetings will review both the UDC Update and the Lyons Corridor Plan on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 6 p.m. in the Century Room at City Hall and Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 2 p.m. in the Orchard Room at City Hall.
Both draft plans are also available for review at various locations, including the Santa Clarita Permit Center at City Hall, Suite 140 and each of the Santa Clarita Public Library branches. To review both documents online, click here (draft UDC Update) and here (draft Lyons Corridor Plan).
The purpose of the City’s UDC is to establish standards and guidelines to promote and protect public health, safety and welfare of community members. Revisions to the draft UDC include updates to the zoning map, property development standards, land use permit requirements and parking standards.
The Lyons Corridor Plan is a 102-acre plan that focuses on revitalization efforts to storefronts and public spaces. It also addresses developing high quality commercial properties to maximize spaces for public use based on building type, use, circulation and density for the Lyons Avenue corridor.
For more information about the draft documents, click here or call the City’s Community Development Office at (661) 255-4330.