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Unified Development Code

Amendments to the Memphis and Shelby County Unified Development Code (the "UDC").

Feb 15

Case ZTA 19-1

Posted on February 15, 2019 at 7:50 AM by Josh Whitehead

February 15, 2019: During its review of this matter on February 14, 2019, the Land Use Control Board accepted the amendments described below, with the following four changes:

1. On Item 2, as listed in the staff report, Sec. 1.9B(1) was amended from "The future land use map" to "The future land use planning map;"

2. On Item 2, the following words were added to the end of Sec. 1.9B(2): "and existing, adjacent land uses and zoning;"

3. A new Item 15 was added to amend 3.9.1A(1) with regard to contextual infill standards; and

4. All amendments with regard to beer gardens were deleted.

This revised staff report reflects these changes; this is the complete UDC that reflects the same. 

February 8, 2019
: Since the Jan. 8 post below, the following changes have been made to this proposed set of amendments.

1. On Item 2, as listed on the staff report, a few changes were made:

a. "Consistency" has been defined in a new Sub-Section 1.9B.
b. The existing list of neighborhood plans in this section will remain as-is (this is now Sub-Section 1.9D).
c. A new Sub-Section 1.9C articulates that zoning (the zoning code, the zoning map and the overlays) will remain in effect with the adoption of Memphis 3.0. 
d. References to the Major Road Plan have been deleted until a more refined Major Road Plan element of Memphis 3.0 is drafted and approved.

2. On Item 5, blood plasma donation centers have been added as a use permitted in the Heavy Industrial zoning district. Also within Item 5, a cross-reference is added in 2.5.2 for resource extraction uses.

3. On Item 9, a new provision is added requiring truck stops to be at major intersections.

4. On Item 26, two more cross-references are added to the sign section of the Code.

5. On Item 27, misspellings and inconsistencies in the sign section of the Code are addressed.

6. On Item 31, a tagline prohibiting adult businesses is added in the Uptown district.

7. On Item 34, a missing period is added to Sub-Section 8.4.10A.

8. On Item 41, changes are proposed to the ASPR section memorializing current practice.

Here is the staff report that reflects all of these changes and will be presented to the Land Use Control Board on Feb. 14; here is the completed UDC that reflects them.

January 8, 2019
: Since the original post on Dec. 17 below, the following changes have been made to this proposed set of amendments:

1. Item 20, as listed in the staff report below, has been amended to include a change approved last year with ZTA 18-1 but inadvertently omitted.
2. Item 34 was added; it clarifies that the development standards of the University Overlay apply to multi-family districts in the area covered by the Overlay.
3. Item 35 was added; it clarifies that all non-residential development in a Residential Corridor, even development in underlying commercial zoning districts, are nonconforming uses.

Here is the staff report for this case; here is the complete UDC with all of the proposed changes in green highlights.

December 17, 2018: Here is the staff report for ZTA 19-1; here is the complete UDC with all proposed changes in green highlights. This matter is scheduled to be heard by the Land Use Control Board on February 14, 2019.


Jun 06

Case ZTA 18-001

Posted on June 6, 2018 at 2:21 PM by Josh Whitehead

(Update, 6.6.18): Here is the entire UDC, as approved by the Memphis City Council and Shelby County Board of Commissioners with amendments made with ZTA 18-001 highlighted in yellow.

(Update, 4/6/2018): Here is the revised staff report for ZTA 18-001 that will be presented to the Land Use Control Board on April 12, 2018; here is the complete UDC with all changes highlighted in yellow.

(Update, 3/5/2018): Here is the revised staff report for ZTA 18-001, amendments to the Unified Development Code, or UDC. Since the original post on Feb. 20 (see below), language has been added requiring minimum off-street parking requirements in the University Overlay (Item 10 in the staff report) and a cleanup to the 500-foot separation requirement between landfills and certain sensitive land uses (Item 1 in the staff report). Here is the complete UDC will all proposed changes highlighted in yellow.  This matter is scheduled to be heard by the Land Use Control Board on April 12, 2018.

(Original Post, 2/20/2018): Here is the staff report for ZTA 18-001; here is the complete UDC with all proposed changes in yellow.  This matter is scheduled to be heard by the Land Use Control Board on April 12, 2018.
Sep 14

Case ZTA 17-002

Posted on September 14, 2017 at 3:03 PM by Josh Whitehead

Original Post (July 12, 2017). This set of amendments updates the Sign Ordinance of the UDC.  It will be presented to the Land Use Control Board for its consideration on September 14, 2017.  Here is the staff report explaining the amendments.  Here is the entire Sign Ordinance showing each amendment in context.

Application Post (August 7, 2017). Based on comments received since July 12, the set of amendments have slightly changed. Here is the revised staff report; here is the revised Sign Ordinance and here is a memo explaining the changes.

Staff Report Post (September 8, 2017): Based on further comments, the amendments have been altered.  Here is the revised staff report; here is the revised sign code showing each amendment and here is a memo explaining the changes made since the last post on August 7.

Land Use Control Board Post (September 14, 2017). The Land Use Control Board amended two sections of the sign code during its consideration of this matter. Here is the revised sign code reflecting these amendments, which are described in this memo.