The links below will provide access to information that will be considered at the following workshop scheduled for March 18th at Clayton City Hall.
You are invited to a workshop to be held at approximately 6:15 p.m. (immediately following the City’s Plan Commission meeting which begins at 5:30 p.m.), Monday, March 18th at the Clayton City Hall, Council Chambers. The purpose of the workshop is to preview and provide input on potential changes to the Land Use Code, as follows:
1. Create a Maryland Gateway Overlay District and consider adopting special development regulations attached to those properties within the overlay district.
2. Allow drive through facilities for financial institutions in the proposed overlay district where none are currently permitted.
3. Create design standards for drive through facilities to ensure compatibility with surrounding properties and zoning districts.
Zoning is the city's tool to implement the Land Use component of the City’s Master Plan. Through the use of district classifications ( zoning) helps to regulate land use, promote orderly growth, and protect existing property owners by ensuring a convenient, attractive and functional community. The City Board of Aldermen along with the Plan Commission, make decisions on land uses, compatibility and other zoning matters.
At the March 18 workshop, two changes to the City's Land Use (Zoning) Regulations will be discussed. The first is the establishment of an overlay zoning district along the western end of Maryland Avenue. The proposed Maryland Gateway Overlay District will serve to implement the Maryland Gateway District as identified in the 2010 Downtown Master Plan Update and Retail Strategy (See Planning Department web page to access link to this document). The vision for the Maryland Gateway District is to create a lower density mixed use district that provides an iconic gateway into Downtown Clayton while respecting the northern residential neighborhood and the civic uses to the south. The proposed overlay will incorporate design criteria, development standards and an additional layer of allowable land uses, tailored specifically for the Maryland Gateway, as noted in the Master Plan.
The second item scheduled for discussion will include consideration of draft design standards for drive through facilities. The overlay district, as proposed, may allow, with conditional use approval, drive through facilities for financial institutions subject to the above referenced design standards.
The March 18th workshop is intended to be relatively informal. A brief presentation by staff will be made and the opportunity to ask questions, gather additional information and provide input to the proposed legislation will be provided. Individual letters were mailed to property owners within 250 feet of the proposed overlay boundary (see boundary map below). Please feel free to share the attached letter with anyone you think may have an interest.
UPDATE (March 29, 2013): A public hearing has been scheduled in front of the Plan Commission for April 15, 2013. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. and the meeting is located at City Hall Board Room, 2nd floor. Updates to the draft regulations will be posted below after April 1, 2013.Property owner letter.
Drive through standards. updated 3/14
Maryland Gateway Overlay design standards updated 3/14
Section 410.020 Districts updated 4/2
Maryland Gateway Overlay design standards updated 4/2
UPDATE (May 7, 2013): A public hearing has been scheduled in front of the City Board of Aldermen on May 14, 2013. The meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. and the meeting is located at City Hall Board Room, 2nd floor. Updates to the draft regulations will be posted below after May 8, 2013.
UPDATE (May 15, 2013): The May 14, 2013 Board of Aldermen public hearing on the Maryland Gateway Overlay District and Drive-thru design standards has been tabled until May 28, 2013. The May 28th meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. and the meeting is held in the City Hall Board Room, 2nd floor. Updates to the draft regulations will be posted below after May 20, 2013.