Community Character Overlay

The RCC executive committee has asked the city’s planning commission to renew the temporary community character overlay in place now in Rosewood. This zoning overlay requires a homeowner to get permission for moving or demolishing a home more than 50 years old, and before constructing new homes on a newly subdivided lot.

Over the next two years, the city planning department will be rewriting the zoning codes for the whole city. While we feel confident that most people in Rosewood are in favor of the overlay–based on the survey conducted by the planning department in 2011, conversations with neighbors, and discussions at meetings–we only asked for temporary protection to allow for flexibility when the new zoning designations are unveiled. The planning commission approved the overlay on August 5, 2013. The zoning public hearing will be held on September 17, 2013.

Learn more about the overlay here.

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