Planning Board Recommends Gateway Mixed Use District Amendments to Council

September 29, 2017

On September 21, 2017, the Planning Board voted to recommend to the City Council for adoption zoning amendments to allow for a mix of residential and nonresidential development in some of the City’s primary corridor areas and to increase the diversity of housing types.

The proposed Gateway Mixed Use District amendments include two new zoning districts: Gateway Corridor Mixed Use (G1) and Gateway Corridor Mixed Use Center (G2) in four primary areas:

  1. along the Lafayette Road commercial corridor and extending along Peverly Hill Road to Mirona Road;
  2. Route 1 Bypass near the intersection with Borthwick Avenue;
  3. the I-95 Exit 7 Area; and
  4. outer Woodbury Avenue and Gosling Road.

These new districts and standards are proposed as a new Article (5B) and would replace the existing Flexible Development regulations in Section 10.730 – Gateway Planned Development (GPD). The new section proposes a formed-based zoning approach to guiding development that is similar to standards adopted for the Character Districts for the Downtown and West End.

Gateway Mixed Use Districts