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File #: PH-22-029    Version: 1 Name: Architectural and Site Design Standards
Type: Ordinance/Public Hearing Status: Passed
File created: 3/25/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 4/26/2022 Final action: 4/26/2022
Title: HOLD a public hearing and consider an ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances Chapter 31 Zoning, adopting architectural and site design standards.
Sponsors: Development Services
Attachments: 1. Ordinance, 2. Presentation
Title

HOLD a public hearing and consider an ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances Chapter 31 Zoning, adopting architectural and site design standards.

Summary

DATE: 04/19/2022

TO: Kent Cagle, City Manager

FROM: Edwin Revell, Executive Director of Development Services

SUBJECT: Architectural And Site Design Standards

BACKGROUND AND FINDINGS:

In May of 2020, the Killeen City Council directed staff to draft urban design and architectural standards for residential and commercial development. This direction was primarily in response to the State Legislature's adoption of House Bill 2439, which restricts the City's ability to enforce standards requiring masonry for new development.

Since that time, staff has held fourteen (14) meetings with stakeholders, the Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z), and City Council as follows:

? August 3, 2020: Public Hearing at P&Z
? August 17, 2020: Discussion during P&Z Workshop
? August 18, 2020: Staff met with Central Texas Homebuilders Association (CTHBA)
? September 17, 2020: Staff met with CTHBA
? May 17, 2021: Discussion during P&Z Workshop
? June 7, 2021: Public Hearing at P&Z
? June 21, 2021: Public Hearing at P&Z
? November 10, 2021: Discussion during City Council Workshop
? December 6, 2021: Public Hearing at P&Z
? January 4, 2022: Discussion during City Council Workshop
? January 24, 2022: Joint P&Z/City Council Workshop
? February 14, 2022: Stakeholder meeting
? March 14, 2022: Stakeholder meeting
? April 19, 2022: City Council Workshop

In drafting the proposed standards, staff researched the architectural standards in several Central Texas cities, including Georgetown, Pflugerville, Leander, Hutto, Frisco, Flower Mound, and Buda. The proposed standards are generally comparable or less restrictive than the architectural standards in the cities listed above.

The proposed standards address all development types, including single-family, two-family, multifamily, and non-residential developme...

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