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Community asked for input during first stage of the Zoning Code RENOvation
Open house and survey available to the public
As the comprehensive update to the City’s zoning code gets started, the community is invited to get involved in the first stage of the initiative by participating in an upcoming open house and taking an online survey.
During this first step in the Zoning Code RENOvation, the City is seeking input on:
- The strengths and weaknesses of the current zoning code, which is found in Title 18 of Reno Municipal Code, and
- The preliminary recommendations found in the Annexation and Land Development Code Targeted Assessment Report, which is a report that identifies key areas where amendments are needed to align the zoning code with the City's new Master Plan.
Community members can learn more about the Zoning Code RENOvation at a public open house on Thursday, August 9 at 6 p.m. at the McKinley Arts and Culture Center. During this meeting, City staff members will provide additional information about the targeted code assessment report and ask for the community’s input on the preliminary recommendations. Participants are asked to RSVP for planning purposes.
An online survey is also available. The survey seeks feedback on usage of the current zoning code, how easy or difficult the code is to use, and the targeted code assessment report. The survey will be available through August 16.