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Talent Housing Code Update

City of Talent

PROJECT BACKGROUND
Every region of Oregon is experiencing housing availability or affordability problems, or both. In some cases, the comprehensive plan for the urban area is out of date so housing needs have not been determined. In other cases, the need may be known but the zoning code presents barriers to development of needed housing or does not allow a variety of housing types to meet the diverse needs of residents.
 
The Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) is providing technical assistance to the City for the purpose of increasing the supply and affordability of housing within the boundaries of the City. Technical assistance is in the form of direct assistance in the completion of products used to update comprehensive plans and zoning codes, or adopt other housing strategies, to help ensure that the City can satisfy its housing needs and to ensure the amended code allows, and does not include barriers to development of needed housing.

Electronic Meeting Participation Information
Anyone wishing to provide public comment on non-agenda items or testimony related to agenda item can submit comments via e-mail to publictestimony@cityoftalent.org with the subject line “Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items”  or “Agenda Item (item number)” by 10:00 a.m. on the Monday prior to the meeting.  Written comment or testimony received by this deadline will be available for Commissioners to review before the hearing and will be included in the meeting record.   Oral testimony will only be taken during the meeting if you have pre-registered.  To pre-register, email your request to publictestimony@cityoftalent.org with the subject line “Request for Oral Comment/Testimony” by 4:00 p.m. the date of the hearing.  If you would like to provide visual information to supplement oral testimony, you must provide visual testimony with the request for oral comment/testimony.  Visual testimony provided via email must be in PDF, JPG or PowerPoint format and must be received prior to 4:00 p.m the date of the hearing.  When an opportunity for applicant rebuttal is allowed as part of the hearing procedures, the applicant may provide rebuttal via email prior to the close of the hearing.  Late submittals (not including applicant rebuttal) will not be accepted.  You must include your name and residential address for the record.

Alternatively, for those that do not have access to email, printed written or visual information on public comment on agenda or non-agenda items can be submitted to the Community Development Department using the utility payment drop box located at the front of Talent City Hall, 110 E. Main Street or via US mail.  Written correspondence or visual information provided as a supplement to oral comment/testimony placed in the drop box or sent via US Mail, must be received by 10:00 a.m. on the Monday prior to the meeting to be included in the meeting record.  



Please see the meeting date below for the Zoom meeting information.  

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PROJECT SCHEDULE
(schedule subject to change)​

February 28, 2019 - 6PM @ Talent Town Hall (rescheduled to March 12th)
Planning Commission meeting with consultants for project overview and draft code updates.
Housing Concepts Memo (2/12/2019)

March 12, 2019 - 6PM @ Talent Town Hall

Planning Commission meeting with consultants for project overview and draft code updates.
Housing Concepts Presentation (3/12/2019) 

March 28, 2019 - 6:30PM @ Talent Town Hall
Planning Commission Housing Code Study Session

April 17, 2019
City Council meeting for review and possible adoption of Planning Commission recommendations relating to Efficiency Measures and Housing Element implementation.  

April 24, 2019 - 6PM - 8PM @ Talent Town Hall
Public Open House - Code Update Concepts
Housing Concepts Presentation (4/24/2019)
Open House Information Boards (4/24/2019)
Open House Comments and Questionnaire Form (4/24/2019)

April 25, 2019 - 6:30PM @ Talent Town Hall
Planning Commission Advisory Committee Meeting - Code Concept Presentation
Advisory Committee Presentation (4/25/2019)

June 4, 2019 - 6:00PM @ Talent Town Hall

Draft Code Language Presentation & Open House
Planning Commission/Advisory Committee Staff Report (5/29/2019)
Planning Commission/Advisory Committee Meeting #3 Memo (5/29/2019)
Draft Housing Code Amendments (5/29/2019)

June 4, 2019 - 7:00PM @ Talent Town Hall
Planning Commission/Advisory Committee Study Session - Draft Code Language Presentation
Draft Housing Code Amendment Presentation (6/4/2019)
Code Amendment Discussion Guide  - Part 1 (6/4/2019)


June 11, 2019 - 6:30PM @ Talent Town Hall
Planning Commission/Advisory Committee Study Session - Draft Code Language Presentation
Code Amendment Discussion Guide (6/11/2019)
Draft Housing Code Amendments - Part 2 (6/11/2019)

June 27, 2019 - 6:30PM @ Talent Town Hall

Planning Commission/Advisory Committee - Draft Code Language Discussion
Responses to PC/AC Code Amendment Questions

July 25, 2019 - 6:30PM @ Talent Town Hall
Talent Housing Code Update Planning Commission Public Hearing. 
Code Amendment Discussion Guide (Subdivision)
Code Amendment Discussion Guide (Zoning)
Draft Design and Procedural Amendments (7/11/2019)
Draft Subdivision Code Amendments (7/11/2019)
Draft Title 17 & 18 Code Amendments/Discussion Guides (7/25/2019)


August 22, 2019 - 6:30PM @ Talent Town Hall
Planning Commission/Advisory Committee - Draft Code Language Discussion
Code Amendment Discussion Guide (Zoning)
Public Comment
 (through 7/31/2019)

September 26 , 2019 - 6:30PM @ Talent Town Hall
Talent Housing & Subdivision Code Update Planning Commission Continued Public Hearing. 
Draft Subdivision Code Amendments with Discussion Guide (9/19/2019)


November 26 , 2019 - 6:30PM @ Talent Town Hall (rescheduled to 12/3 due to inclement weather)
Talent Housing & Subdivision Code Update Planning Commission First Evidentiary Hearing. 
Notice of Public Hearing (11/26/2019)
Housing Code Update - Staff Report 
Subdivision Code Update - Staff Report 
Draft Housing Code Amendments 
Public Comment (through 11/19/2019)
PowerPoint Presentation (11/26/2019)

Notice of Rescheduled Public Hearing (12/3/2019)

December 17 , 2019 - 6:30PM @ Talent Town Hall
Talent Housing Code Update Planning Commission Continued Public Hearing.
(Note: Title 17, Subdivision Code Update Public Hearing Continued to January 28th, 2020)

Housing Code Update - Staff Report
Draft Housing Code Amendments
Public Comment (through 12/10/2019)


January 14 , 2020 - 6:30PM @ Talent Town Hall (rescheduled from 12/17/2019)
Talent Housing Code Update Planning Commission Continued Public Hearing.
(Note: Title 17, Subdivision Code Update Public Hearing Continued to January 28, 2020)

Housing Code Update - Staff Report
Draft Housing Code Amendments
Public Comment (through 12/10/2019)
Cluster Housing Presentation


January 28 , 2020 - 6:30PM @ Talent Town Hall
Talent Housing Code Update Planning Commission Continued Public Hearing.
(Note: Title 17, Subdivision Code Update Public Hearing Continued to February 25, 2020)


February 11, 2020 - 6:30PM @ Talent Town Hall
Talent Housing Code Update Planning Commission Continued Public Hearing.
(Note: Title 17, Subdivision Code Update Public Hearing has been closed and will be reopened at a future date determined by the Planning Commission)
Discussion Guide (prepared 2/5/2020)

June 9, 2020 - 6:30 PM 

This meeting will be held electronically via Zoom. There are two ways join the meeting:
You can join the meeting with your computer or smart phone using the following link and
password:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89812287024?pwd=UXNJYWlLbCtING5SaEs0bGpFUjJhdz09​
Password: 883410
You can join the meeting by landline or mobile phone by dialing 1 669 900 6833 and using the
following information:
Webinar ID: 898 1228 7024

Draft Housing Code Amendments, updated (06/15/2020)

August 25, 2020 - 6:30 PM 
This meeting will be held electronically via Zoom. There are two ways join the meeting:
You can join the meeting with your computer or smart phone using the following link and
password:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_z7m48ZcQQjOUEssM3jk4UQ
Password: 569568
You can join the meeting by landline or mobile phone by dialing 1 669 900 6833 and using the
following information:
Webinar ID: 898 4445 3223
Staff Report (08/18/2020)

 
PROJECT TASKS
The Consultant will review the City’s comprehensive plan, zoning ordinance, and other land development documents and regulations to identify legal or policy issues related to residential development. This will include, but not be limited to, the following:
  • Evaluate development of a tiny house ordinance to allow for development of tiny houses clustered on a lot, possibly with the inclusion of park or open space.
  • Evaluate developing zoning standards for cottage housing, tiny houses, and multifamily housing based upon the number of bedrooms and/or size of unit rather than the number of units to encourage inclusion of studios and one‐ and two‐bedroom units in new residential developments.
  • Evaluate developing a Downtown Overlay that supports development of three‐story buildings (with a maximum of 45 feet) as a permitted use, rather than a conditional use.
  • Develop policies to allow ground floor residential use as a temporary use in commercial mixed‐use buildings. These policies should include provisions such as: design standards to ensure that the ground floor in new commercial buildings is designed for commercial use and zoning districts or overlay areas these uses are allowed.
  • Amend the City’s Site Development Plan Review regulations to subject multi‐family housing projects to more clear and objective standards.
  • Amend the City’s flag lot standards to allow more than two lots per flag lot.
  • Amend the City’s RS-5 and RS‐7 zoning districts to allow smaller lots
  • Develop a Medium Density Zone
  • Amend the City’s zoning regulations to include minimum densities (specifically in RM‐22 high density)
  • More generally, prepare any code amendments necessary to provide a clear and objective path for all land use decisions related to residential development and prepare amendments necessary to remove obstacles to the provision of needed housing
  • Other amendments as may be agreed to during the course of the project