Saturday, November 22, 2008

Second Town Hall Workshop covering the City-Wide Zoning Ordinance Update (Zoning Update Advisory Committee Meeting #2)

Once again, the City of Whitehouse and its planning consultants wish to invite any and all interested parties to attend a town hall style workshop. The meeting will be held on Monday, November 24th, 2008 at 6:30 pm, in the Whitehouse Council Chambers/Municipal Court. Any citizen, stakeholder, or community member is welcome and encouraged to attend and participate.

The workshop will consist of two parts:

  1. A brief review of the zoning district definitions established at last month's workshop,
  2. and an opportunity for participants to guide the creation of the City's new zoning map (utilizing the new zoning districts).

The Planning Team envisions this as the final Advisory Committee/Town Hall meeting. However, the final determination will only be made once City and consultant staff are satisfied with that all opinions have been heard and considered.

Following that determination, the consultant will present the Whitehouse Planning & Zoning Commission with the proposed map and district definitions, along with the proposed Town Center ordinance for review. This meeting will include a presentation by the consultant, a public hearing seeking input from citizens, and Commission discussion. If approved by the Commission, the documents will be forwarded for consideration by the City Council. The Council will hold a similar public meeting and consider adoption of the updated code.

These meetings by the Planning & Zoning Commission and Whitehouse City Council will be held in January of 2009. Once again, the Planning Team encourages all interested parties to attend and participate in these public hearings.

Following the final Advisory Committee meeting, the Planning Team will begin using this blog much more heavily to distribute draft code language, maps, and visuals. If not already subscribed, all interested parties should subscribe to the RSS feed to have this material delivered directly to a reader of choice.