On Tuesday, August 13th, the Chamber’s Housing, Land Use, and Development (HLUD) Committee held its monthly meeting at The Galley, on 4th Street North, to discuss potential changes to the Land Development Regulations in Downtown, Affordable Housing, and the Coastal High Hazard Area.
The City is in the process of updating the Land Development Regulations throughout the city. These changes could permit increased density in some areas as well as change height allowances in the downtown core. Other potential changes include: limiting curb cuts, requiring active space on ground floors of residential buildings, and eliminating drive-throughs.
These potential changes are in the very beginnings of conversation and the Chamber will keep our members informed of any advancement.
The City is working to change current density rules for portions of the city in the Coastal High Hazard Area. New maps place 40% of the city within the CHHA and current rules do not allow for increasing density limits in CHH areas. The City is looking to require mitigation or higher design standards to allow increased density.
After the meeting, many attendees stayed to watch “Owned: A Tale of Two Americas”, a 1 hour and 22 minute documentary covering America’s housing history after World War II. The film touches on segregated suburban housing developments, red lining, housing bubbles and housing demand, among other things.
The film is available on Amazon Prime Video, Apple i-Tunes, Google Play, and YouTube. For more information visit: www.ownedfilm.com.