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Zoning Code Update Review

By March 23, 2022May 9th, 2022Code

Similar to the Framework Comprehensive Plan, the zoning code update will be reviewed through a series of Special Called meetings beginning April 6. Planning and Zoning Commission adopted an updated schedule of Special Called meetings (listed below) to be held outside of their regularly scheduled monthly meetings.

Each Special Called meeting will review specific topics of the zoning code with the public. Review the meeting details below to see which topics will be discussed and check back for opportunities to share comments for an upcoming meeting.

This page was last updated on: May 9, 2022

All Special Called meetings will be held at 5:00 PM on their scheduled date and will be live-streamed through the City’s cable TV channel (Comcast Channel 20 or AT&T U-Verse Channel 99) and Facebook page: www.facebook.com/TuscaloosaCity/.

View materials and sign-up to speak at an upcoming meeting.

Special Called Meeting Schedule

April 6, 2022: Special Called Framework Meeting 

This meeting covered:

  • General Zoning Code Structure
    • Zoning Districts Established
  • Residential Districts (Purpose, intensity, and dimensional standards)
    • Single-family Residential (SFR-1, SFR-2, SFR-3)
    • Single-family Estate (SFR-E)
  • Next Steps

May 4, 2022: Special Called Framework Meeting

This meeting covered:

  • Purpose, intensity, and dimensional standards for
    • Open Space District (OS)
    • Institutional Districts (IU, IP, ISP)
    • Business Districts (GC, HC, NC) – Except Riverfront, Downtown, and University Districts
    • Industrial District (IL, IG, IH)

June 15, 2022: Special Called Framework Meeting

This meeting will cover:

  • University Commercial District (UC)
  • University Residential District (MRU, MFRU)

July 20, 2022: Special Called Framework Meeting 

This meeting will cover:

  • Downtown Districts (Purpose, intensity, and dimensional standards)
    • Lake Commercial (LC)
    • Lake Residential (LR)
    • Lake Multifamily (LMF)

August 17, 2022: Special Called Framework Meeting

This meeting will cover:

  • Purpose, intensity, and dimensional standards for
    • Downtown Districts (D, DP, DHE)
    • Riverfront District (R)

September 7, 2022: Special Called Framework Meeting 

This meeting will cover:

  • Definitions
  • Nonconformities
  • Purpose, intensity, and dimensional standards for
    • Single-family Districts (SFR-4, SFR-5)
    • Multifamily Residential Districts (MFR, , MR-1 MR-2)

October 5, 2022: Special Called Framework Meeting 

This meeting will cover:

  • Landscape and Buffer Standards
    • Neighborhood Compatibility
  • Off-Street Parking, Bicycle, and Loading Standards
  • Lighting Standards
  • General Regulations
    • Pools
    • Fences and Walls

November 2, 2022: Special Called Framework Meeting

This meeting will cover:

  • Planned Development Districts

December 7, 2022: Special Called Framework Meeting

This meeting will cover:

  • Subdivision Regulations Part I

January 4, 2023: Special Called Framework Meeting (virtual-only)

This meeting will cover:

  • Framework Land Use Character Types
  • Difference between character types and zoning
  • How to use these character types moving forward

January 25, 2023: Special Called Framework Meeting (may be virtual-only)

This meeting will cover:

  • Billboards

February 1, 2023: Special Called Framework Meeting
This meeting will cover:

  • Signs
  • Architectural Design Standards (for industrial, commercial, and residential)

March 1, 2023: Special Called Framework Meeting
This meeting will cover:

  • Land Use Regulations Part I

April 5, 2023: Special Called Framework Meeting
This meeting will cover:

  • Subdivision Regulations Part II

May 3, 2023: Special Called Framework Meeting
This meeting will cover:

  • Land Use Regulations Part II

All meetings will be held in person, unless noted above, in the City Council Chamber located in City Hall.