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Joint Planning/Council Meeting to Discuss Zoning

Jan 06, 2023 12:00AM ● By City of Dixon News Release

DIXON, CA (MPG) - In July 2021, the City initiated a comprehensive update to the City’s Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Map. This initiative was the next step following the City’s General Plan update, which was adopted in May 2021.

Following months of background research and review, two public workshops, and a public survey, the City of Dixon has completed a preliminary draft of updated Zoning regulations and Zoning Map. To facilitate review of the expansive topic, the Draft Zoning Code and Map will be presented and reviewed in three sections prior to official review of the Zoning Code and Map in its entirety for adoption (tentatively in Fall of 2023). Three Joint City Council and Planning Commission Study Sessions will be conducted on each set of preliminary draft regulations to introduce, discuss, and gather input from decision-makers and the community at-large.

Prior to each Study Session, City staff and the project consultant will also host “office hours” where community members can view materials, ask questions, and discuss specific topics with planners and the consultant. 

The dates and topics of each study session are listed below.

Study Session #1: District and Use Regulations. Session #1 will cover Zoning District Regulations (use and development standards) Overlay Zoning Districts, Standards for specific uses, and Use classifications (definitions of uses) and the Draft Zoning Map. 

Date/Location: Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023, 6:30 – 9 p.m. at Dixon City Council Chambers.

“Office Hours” will be hosted by staff and consultant between 5-6 pm on this afternoon, in City Hall.

Study Session #2: Citywide Standards. Session #2 will cover Citywide Standards, i.e. General Site Regulations, Affordable Housing/Density Bonus, Landscaping, Nonconforming Uses/Structure/Lots, Parking, Performance Standards, Measure B, and Signs. 

Date/Location: Monday, March 20, 2023, 6:30 – 9 p.m. at Dixon City Council Chambers.

“Office Hours” will be hosted by staff and consultant between 5 - 6 p.m. on this afternoon, in City Hall.

Study Session #3: Administrative Provisions. Session #3 will cover Administration and Permits, Procedures, Authorities, Zoning Clearance, Design Review, Use Permit, Temporary Use Permit, Modifications, Variance, Amendment, Pre Zoning and Enforcement.

Date/Location: Date: Monday, April 24, 2023, 6:30 – 9 p.m, at Dixon City Council Chambers.

“Office Hours” will be hosted by staff and consultant between 5 – 6 p.m. on this afternoon, in City Hall.

All three study sessions will be conducted as a hybrid meeting, both in person, at Dixon City Council Chambers, and also will be available through zoom for participation. See notice for information.

Preliminary draft regulations will be available on the project website (www.cityofdixon.us/zoningupdate) or a hard copy will be available at Dixon City Hall for a minimum of two weeks to provide opportunities for community members to review and comment on the material.

Materials for Session #1 are already posted and available for review.

Materials for Sessions #2 and #3 will be posted to the website listed above or hard copy at city hall two weeks before each of those meetings.

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