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Town Hall Meeting: Unified Development Code

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The City of Kennedale has scheduled a town hall meeting for Monday, August 8 in the City Council Chambers to present the proposed newly updated and consolidated Unified Development Code for Kennedale (UDC). {{more:read more … }}
a chance for residents to see and discuss …
This is considered the formal review and consideration process for the proposed UDC in which the residents and community are able to particparticipate and provide feedback.
Over the past year, community members have worked alongside stakeholders, leadership, the Planning & Development Department, and consultants to update and consolidate all regulations
related to the use and development of land in the City

of Kennedale. The result is a proposed Unified Development Code (UDC), a modern set of regulatory tools, customized for our city. The UDC has been crafted to meet the needs of residents, developers, and staff, as well as guide and facilitate growth for years to come.

introduces “Village District” …
Matters addressed in the proposed update include but not limited to
  • residential development patterns and housing mix (e.g., single family, multi-family);
  • commercial corridor design standards;
  • landscaping, lighting, and screening; and
  • layout and connectivity of sidewalks, streets and blocks;

The primary proposed change is the introduction of ?Village Districts,? which provide for mixed-use development in key areas.

The City will have an informal meeting with City Manager Bob Hart, which is set aside for time for residents to ask the City Manager about the UDC proposal or any other city issue. This will be followed by an open house hosted by those who worked on the proposal. A formal presentation will follow that will end with a question and answer session.
Schedule for Monday
  • 6:30 p.m. Optional City Manager?s Pre-Meeting Workshop (Informal time for residents to ask Bob Hart about anything?not necessarily UDC or development-related)
  • 7:00 p.m. Open-House with LSL Planning and City Staff
  • 7:30 p.m. Formal Presentation of the UDC
  • 8:00 p.m. Question & Answer Session
All sessions are open to the public and are come and go.
There will be a public hearing schedule for August 18 at the regularly schedule Planning and Zoning Commission meeting beginning at 7pm.

Preview the Proposed UDC

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