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Draft Code Documents

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Release of 1st Batch of Draft Code (1-31-22)

The DRAFT Zoning Map and Use Table were made available for public review on January 31, 2022.  At a series of Community Meetings in February 2022, we explored the Zoning Map, along with the associated Use Table and other development standards.

*See the ZAP Swipe Map to observe other areas upzoned or downzoned.

Release of 2nd Batch of Draft Code (5-23-22)

Provided at the City Planning Commission pre-meeting on May 23, 2022, this batch of draft code released is focused on design and dimensional standards for each of the zoning districts, along with General Development Standards and Accessory Uses & Structures.

DRAFT Articles 2 through 10, 13 through 15, and 25 includes table of contents that lists the subject of each Article

Release of 3rd Batch of Draft Code (anticipated in fall 2022)

This final batch of draft code will include Articles related to parking, signage, landscaping, urban renewal districts, planned development districts, and administrative procedures.

Informational Materials

The Placemaking Plan Map from the Rochester 2034 Comprehensive Plan is the foundation for the DRAFT Zoning Code and Map. Adopted in 2019, this award-winning plan presents a vision and guidance for where different land uses are appropriate across the city, along with guidance for building and site design. You can read more about The Placemaking Plan here.

Other Informational Materials:

  • Frequently-Heard ZAP Topics
    • Document – a summary of various topics that frequently came up in the 700+ comments received as of April 21, 2022, as discussed with CPC on May 10, 2022
  • Public Comments Received as of April 21, 2022
  • Equity and ZAP 
  • Flexibility and ZAP 
  • Supporting and Fostering Homeownership
  • Existing Zoning Code

Reports to City Boards and Commissions

Public Input Sessions