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File #: 28065    Version: 1 Name: Adopting the Downtown Urban Design Guidelines
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/19/2012 In control: PLAN COMMISSION
On agenda: 12/11/2012 Final action: 12/11/2012
Enactment date: 12/12/2012 Enactment #: RES-12-00949
Title: Adopting the Downtown Urban Design Guidelines for New Development and Additions and Alterations to Existing Development in the Downtown Core (DC) and Urban Mixed Use (UMX) Zoning Districts Pursuant to Secs. 28.074 and 28.076 MGO.
Sponsors: Scott J. Resnick, Michael E. Verveer
Attachments: 1. 092112 Downtown Design Guidelines - new zoning code.pdf, 2. Ostlind Comments_11-19-12.pdf, 3. ZONING DISTRICT CHART.pdf, 4. WagnerComments112012.pdf, 5. GoodhartComments112012.pdf, 6. 120312 Downtown Design Guidelines - new zoning code.pdf
Fiscal Note
No expenditure is required.
Title
Adopting the Downtown Urban Design Guidelines for New Development and Additions and Alterations to Existing Development in the Downtown Core (DC) and Urban Mixed Use (UMX) Zoning Districts Pursuant to Secs. 28.074 and 28.076 MGO.
Body
WHEREAS, the City of Madison has adopted a new Zoning Ordinance (Legistar Nos. 27278 and 26657); and
 
WHEREAS, the City of Madison's Comprehensive Plan and Downtown Plan include policies, goals, and recommendations regarding the importance of high quality design in the most intensely developed portions of Downtown; and
 
WHEREAS, the City's Zoning Ordinance is a primary means to implement these recommendations and incorporates the Downtown Urban Design Guidelines by reference in Secs. 28.074 and 28.076 MGO of the new ordinance; and
 
WHEREAS, the Downtown Urban Design Guidelines provide additional guidance on the desired design qualities of buildings within the Downtown Core and Urban Mixed Use zoning districts, and shall be considered as expectations that must be addressed, but may be achieved in numerous ways; and
 
WHEREAS, the Downtown Urban Design Guidelines shall serve as a tool for City staff, the Urban Design Commission, the Plan Commission, and the Common Council in  reviewing and evaluating development proposals.
 
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Downtown Urban Design Guidelines are hereby adopted for New Development and Additions and Alterations to Existing Development in the Downtown Core (DC) and Urban Mixed Use (UMX) Zoning Districts Pursuant to Secs. 28.074 and 28.076 MGO of the new ordinance.