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Draft Code Language on Development Standards Released for Public Input

Post Date:11/12/2019 12:05 PM

As part of the City of Reno's effort to update its development regulations, the second part of the City of Reno draft zoning code is available for public review and input. The chapters of draft code released in November focus on development standards and include topics such as:

  • Parking;
  • Grading and hillside development;
  • Site and building standards;
  • Sidewalks; and
  • Historic preservation.

Many other topics are covered in the draft chapters released in November. The community is encouraged review the draft language and use the commentary and footnotes throughout the document for more information about the proposed changes.

“We know there is a lot of information in the draft code language. We encourage you to come to one of our open houses this month to learn more and share your thoughts,” Community Development Director Arlo Stockham said. “Listening to the community about these first drafts continues to be of the utmost importance to us. We want to hear from you!”

The City of Reno will be hosting open houses on Nov. 18 and Nov. 20 to discuss the development standards code language and seek input. Members of the public may also provide feedback by emailing CodeUpdate@Reno.Gov, calling (775) 334-4636, or using the interactive online commenting tool

The development standards chapters represent the second of three parts of the code to be released for public input through the Zoning Code RENOvation project. Part 1, which focuses on zoning districts and uses, was released in August. The community is still encouraged to review and provide comments on that portion. The third part on procedures is anticipated to be released in December 2019. 

After collecting input on all three sections through mid-January 2020, city staff will be taking the feedback and creating a revised consolidated draft. The revised document will be released in April 2020 for a second round of public review.