WHEREAS, zoning district regulations establish minimum frontage requirements for lots on public and private streets; and


WHEREAS, Zoning Ordinance 4.6.1(b)(2) provides an exception to the minimum frontage requirements established for the applicable zoning district by allowing the frontage of lots served by an access easement to be reduced to the width of the access easement; and


WHEREAS, by allowing reduced frontage, Zoning Ordinance 4.6.1(b)(2) facilitates front-and-back subdivision lot configurations and allows the subdivision of parcels that have very limited existing street frontage; and


WHEREAS, front-and-back subdivisions whose back lot meets only the frontage requirements of Zoning Ordinance 4.6.1(b)(2) result in an undesirable pattern of development; and


WHEREAS, the elimination of the exception allowed by Zoning Ordinance 4.6.1(b)(2) will not, in and of itself, eliminate front-and-back subdivision lot configurations because an access easement or right-of-way could be extended into the back lot to provide the full frontage otherwise required by the district regulations; the elimination of the exception will, however, be effective in conjunction with proposed amendments to the Subdivision Ordinance identified in a separate resolution of intent adopted this same date; and


WHEREAS, in order to facilitate the creation of a convenient, attractive and harmonious community, it is desired to amend the Zoning Ordinance to delete the exception provided by Zoning Ordinance 4.6.1(b)(2) when a lot is served by an access easement.


 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT for purposes of public necessity, convenience, general welfare and good land development practices, the Board of Supervisors hereby adopts a resolution of intent to amend Zoning Ordinance 4.6.1 and any other regulations of the Zoning Ordinance deemed appropriate to achieve the purposes described herein.


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the Planning Commission shall hold a public hearing on the zoning text amendment proposed by this resolution of intent, and make its recommendation to the Board of Supervisors, at the earliest possible date.


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