Previous Planning Commission Draft Zoning Ordinance Versions

July 6, 2023 Draft

The Planning Commission and its subcommittees met for more than 20 work sessions to consider draft regulations and to direct updates to the draft Zoning Ordinance text. Various drafts were published and members of the public commented on the drafts prior to the finalization of the Planning Commission's Draft Zoning Ordinance, which was forwarded to the Board of Supervisors. The Board of Supervisors held a public hearing on July 26, 2023 on the Draft Zoning Ordinance.

June 2, 2023 Draft

The Planning Commission's Draft Zoning Ordinance, as approved during the June 8, 2023 work session, is based on the June 2, 2023 version of the draft ordinance text, and includes the final edits approved by the commission during the June 5 and June 8 work sessions.

May 19, 2023 Draft

A complete version of the draft Zoning Ordinance that included the Planning Commission's work to date was published on May 19, 2023. The commission and its subcommittees have met for more than 20 work sessions to consider draft regulations and to direct updates to the proposed text. The commission continued to revise the draft ordinance in subsequent work sessions. 

August 2022 and January 2023 Drafts

The Planning Commission published various chapters of the draft text for two public hearings.

  • August 30, 2022, Public Hearing:  The Planning Commission began considering the text in Chapter 7: Development Standards; Chapter 8: Signs; Chapter 10: Nonconformities and Adaptive Reuse; Chapter 11: Procedures; Chapter 12: Officials, Boards and Commissions; and Chapter 13: Definitions and Rules of Interpretation. Since the August 30 public hearing, the nonconformities section of Chapter 10 and the rules of interpretation section of Chapter 13 have been merged into Chapter 1: Introduction. The adaptive reuse section has been relocated to Section 4.09 in Chapter 4: Use-Specific Standards. As a result, Procedures is now Chapter 10; Officials, Boards, and Commissions is Chapter 11; and Definitions is Chapter 12. 
  • January 24, 2023, Public Hearing:  The Planning Commission began considering text in Chapter 1: Introduction; Chapter 2: Zoning Districts; Chapter 3: Uses; Chapter 4: Use-Specific Standards; Chapter 5: Overlay Districts; Chapter 6: Natural and Environmental Resources; portions of Chapter 7: Open Space; Chapter 9: Attainable Housing;  and the remainder of Chapter 10: Procedures – Additional Requirements. 

April 18, 2022 Draft

The first draft of proposed Zoning Ordinance text was based on the work of the Zoning Ordinance Committee and published on April 18, 2022. At that time, the county opened a comment period for 90 days. 

Following the 90-day comment period, the April 18, 2022, draft text was forwarded to the Planning Commission, which has directed updates to the proposed text during the work sessions listed above. The chapters of subsequent draft Zoning Ordinance text were presented at Planning Commission public hearings on August 30, 2022, and January 24, 2023. 

The Planning Commission delivered a recommended draft Zoning Ordinance to the Board of Supervisors in July 2023.