Phase 1: Public Kick-off/Issue Identification, January 2012
Introduce Consultant Team to City Council (Complete: 01.23.2012)
Duncan Associates and Houseal Lavigne Associates introduced to city council.
Stakeholder Listening Sessions (Complete: 01.24.2012)
Individual and/or small group listening sessions with representative interest groups, including city council, planning commission, zoning board of appeals, sustainability commission, community council, DHA and perimeter center representatives.
Public Kick-off Meeting (Complete: 01.24.2012)
General introduction to project and consultant team. Facilitated public input and issue identification exercise—town hall-style.
Interactive Website (Complete: 02.10.2012)
Establish interactive project website (www.zoningdunwoody.com) to share information and facilitate online public input and involvement. A Twitter account established on January 27, 2012: @zoningdunwoody
Phase 2: Concepts and Direction, February - April 2012
Concepts and Direction Report (Technical Team Review Draft)
Prepare and deliver draft report describing key project issues and assessing the strengths and weaknesses of the city’s existing zoning and development regulations in light of those issues. Report will include conceptual recommendations for organizational, format and substantive changes to be incorporated into the zoning and land development ordinances.
- Comprehensive plan consistency and implementation
- Legal sufficiency
- Regulatory and procedural best practices
- Ordinance organization (annotated outline)
Technical Team Review and Comment
Meet with (staff) technical review team to review and discuss report and recommendations. Revise report to address technical team input.
Public Review and Input
Present report in public meeting/workshop.
Phase 3: Draft Zoning and Land Development Regulations/Design Guidelines, April - October 2012
Initial Draft Regulations/Design Guidelines
Prepare and deliver first draft of the updated zoning/land development regulations and design guidelines for review by (staff) technical review team and citizen sounding board. Draft regulations and guidelines will be delivered in 4 modules.
Schedule calls for initial review of draft modules by technical review team, adjustments as necessary by consultant team, then review by citizen sounding board.
Phase 4: Public Review Draft Regulations/Design Guidelines, January 2013
Consolidated Public Review Draft Regulations/Design Guidelines
Revise initial draft regulations and design guidelines to reflect input received from staff and sounding board. Prepare and deliver public workshop draft of regulations and design guidelines.
Present draft regulations/design guidelines at public meetings/workshops designed to educate the public about changes and new concepts included the draft regulations/guidelines and to receive input regarding needed revisions or missing elements.
Phase 5: Ordinance Adoption Process, 2013
Public Hearing Draft Regulations/Design Guidelines
Revise initial draft regulations and design guidelines to reflect input received during public review phase. Prepare and deliver public hearing draft of regulations and design guidelines.
Present and discuss draft regulations/design guidelines at public hearings. Assist with hearing process.