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Community Plan housing density discussion Aug. 22

Post Date:08/10/2017 4:25 p.m.

For immediate release 

Date:                Aug. 22, 2017
Contact:            Michael Raber, senior planner
Phone:              (928) 204-7106
Email:               mraber@SedonaAZ.gov

SEDONA, Ariz. -- The public is invited to attend an open house for a proposed city-initiated major amendment to the text of the Sedona Community Plan. This amendment will create a multi-family high density designation allowing for the consideration of more than 12 dwelling units per acre for multi-family development projects that provide strategies for achieving housing diversity, affordability and availability to address local housing needs. No specific properties have been identified or are being re-designated as a part of this proposed amendment. Based on City Council priorities, this designation could only be applied through a major Community Plan amendment request for multi-family projects that provide these types of strategies.

The open house will be held on Tuesday, August 22, 5 p.m., in the Schnebly Conference Room, Sedona City Hall, 102 Roadrunner Dr., Bldg. 104. At the open house, staff will be on hand to explain the proposal, respond to questions and note any comments and concerns. The Planning and Zoning Commission will also conduct a first work session on August 15, 3:30 p.m., in the City Hall Council Chambers to discuss this and other proposed Community Plan amendments that are scheduled for public hearings in September and October 2017.

Allowing for consideration of higher densities in multi-family projects can provide a greater incentive for apartment housing that is needed in the community. “The Sedona Community Plan notes that apartments make up only 4 percent of Sedona’s housing units,” says Senior Planner Mike Raber. “Finding more opportunities for apartment housing is a priority.”

Visit sedonaaz.gov/projects on the web to review the Multi-family High Density Amendment Proposal - PZ 17-00008.
For questions and comments contact Senior Planner Mike Raber at 928-204-7106 or mraber@sedonaaz.gov.

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