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Meeting Date: 11/21/2023  
From: Tiffany Antol, Zoning Code Manager

Consideration and Adoption of Resolution No. 2023-56 and Ordinance No. 2023-27:  A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Flagstaff, Coconino County, Arizona, declaring as a public record that certain document filed with the City Clerk entitled "PZ-23-00137 - Manufactured Home (MH) Zone Lot Development Standards" and an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Flagstaff, Coconino County, Arizona, amending the Flagstaff City Code, Title 10, Flagstaff Zoning Code to modify the lot development standards of the Manufactured Home (MH) zone.
At the November 21, 2023, Council Meeting:
1. Read Resolution No. 2023-56 by title only
2. City Clerk reads Resolution No. 2023-56 by title only (if approved above)
3. Read Ordinance No. 2023-27 by title only for the first time
4. City Clerk reads Ordinance No. 2023-27 by title only (if approved above)
At the December 5, 2023, Council Meeting:
5. Adopt Resolution No. 2023-56
6. Read Ordinance No. 2023-27 by title only for the final time
7. City Clerk reads Ordinance No. 2023-27 by title only (if approved above)
8. Adopt Ordinance No. 2023-27
Executive Summary:
City’s request for a Zoning Code Text Amendment to change the minimum parcel size in the Manufactured Home (MH) zone from 5 acres to 4,000 square feet as well as add minimum lot width and depth standards.
Financial Impact:
There are no anticipated financial impacts affiliated with the proposed Zoning Code Text Amendment.
Policy Impact:
There are no anticipated policy impacts affiliated with the proposed Zoning Code Text Amendment.
Connection to PBB Priorities/Objectives, Carbon Neutrality Plan & Regional Plan:
Priority Based Budget Key Community Priorities and Objectives
Achieve a well-maintained community through comprehensive & equitable code compliance, & development that is compatible with community values.

Carbon Neutrality Plan
Encourage vibrancy, appropriate density, and attainability in existing neighborhoods, so that residence can live within walking distance to their daily needs.

Regional Plan
Staff's analysis of the Regional Plan's goals and policies is included below under Key Considerations under the Zoning Code Text Amendment Criteria heading, Finding #1 of this report.
Has There Been Previous Council Decision on This:
There has not been a previous City Council decision on this ordinance.
Options and Alternatives:
The City Council may adopt, modify, or deny the proposed amendment.
The proposed amendment includes revisions to Table 10-40.30.030.C: Residential Zones – Building Form and Property Development Standards for the purposes of modifying the minimum parcel size for the MH zone.  The Zoning Code currently requires a minimum parcel size of 5 acres and provides no minimum lot width or depth requirements.  There are several subdivisions within the MH zone in Flagstaff that currently have parcels sizes much smaller than 5 acres.  The former Land Development Code required a minimum of 4,000 square feet for individual residential lots in this zone using the Planned Development option.  Minimum lot depth and width standards have been provided that are in alignment with the 4,000 square foot lot size requirement, like other residential zoning categories.  Minimum lot width would be 40 feet for interior lots and 45 feet for corner lots, with a minimum lot depth of 100 feet.  It is possible to alter setbacks and lot development standards with an approved subdivision plat.

In addition, this amendment proposes modifications to Section 10-40.60.210 Specific to Uses: Manufactured Homes to remove the requirement that a Manufactured Home Park must be on a parcel of at least 5 acres and to clarify that density for a park is based on the underlying density of the MH zone.  This gives greater flexibility for lots or parcels within the MH zone, like the allowances granted to other residential zones.  Multi-family developments are permitted based on the underlying density of the zone and no minimum lot or parcel size is required to have three or more units on the same lot or parcel. 
Key Considerations:
The Planning Director shall provide a recommendation to the Planning and Zoning Commission for its review. The Director’s recommendation shall be transmitted to the Planning and Zoning Commission in the form of a staff report prior to a scheduled public hearing.  The recommendation shall include the following: an evaluation of the consistency and conformance of the proposed amendment with the goals and policies of the General Plan and any applicable specific plans; the grounds for the recommendation based on the standards and purposes of the zones set forth in Section 10-40.20 (Establishment of Zones) of the Zoning Code; and a recommendation on whether the amendment should be granted or denied.

A Zoning Code Text Amendment shall be evaluated based on the following findings:

A.  Finding #1: The proposed amendment is consistent with and conforms to the objectives and policies of the General Plan and any applicable specific plan;
The following policies form the Flagstaff Regional Plan and provide support for the proposed amendment:
Policy LU.1.3. Promote reinvestment at the neighborhood scale to include infill of vacant parcels, redevelopment of underutilized properties, aesthetic improvements to public spaces, remodeling of existing buildings and streetscapes, maintaining selected appropriate open space, and programs for the benefit and improvement of the local residents.
Policy LU.1.6. Establish greater flexibility in development standards and processes to assist developers in overcoming challenges posed by redevelopment and infill sites.
Policy NH.3.1. Provide a variety of housing types throughout the City and region, including purchase and rental options, to expand the choices available to meet the financial and lifestyle needs of our diverse population.

B.  Finding #2: The proposed amendment will not be detrimental to the public interest, health, safety, convenience, or welfare of the City;
The amendment provisions are not anticipated to be detrimental to the public interest, health, safety, convenience, or welfare of the City.  The proposed provisions are intended to provide development standards that are compatible with existing approved developments and provide greater opportunity for development within the MH zone.  These standards are comparable to the development standards and requirements placed on similar types of development in other zoning districts.

C.  Finding #3: The proposed amendment is internally consistent with other applicable provisions of this Zoning Code.
The amendment is internally consistent, utilizes the existing format, and does not conflict with other Zoning Code provisions. It maintains the Zoning Code’s purpose as a comprehensive contemporary set of land uses and requirements that are straightforward, usable, and easily understood.
Community Involvement:
Persons of interest on file with the Planning and Development Services Section of the Community Development Division were notified by direct mail and an ad was placed in the Arizona Daily Sun on October 7, 2023, noticing the Planning and Zoning Commission public hearing.  Staff held a Zoning Code Open House on October 19th, 2023 to discuss this text amendment. As of the date of this report, staff has received no public comment on the proposed amendment. 
Res. 2023-56
PZ-23-00137: MH Zone Lot Development Standards
Ord. 2023-27
PZ-23-00137 Housing Statement


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