Design Standards Options

After implementing initial changes to the HR-1 zoning regulations earlier this year based on community input, City staff is requesting The Hill property owners' feedback on implementing the remaining Phase I recommendations identified in 2019. This time, proposed changes to the HR-1 zoning regulations focus on managing building size and scale to ensure that new construction is compatible with the existing neighborhood. 

City staff mailed a survey to all property owners of The Hill requesting input on different design standards options. The survey was open from October 30, 2020 to December 10, 2020. The survey described and illustrated what could be built in The Hill under the current design standards, and then asked property owners to consider several alternatives that would limit the size of new construction while meeting the needs of today’s modern families.

The survey feedback will direct the Steering Committee and city staff on how to move forward in writing an ordinance to implement the community's desired design standards.

The following videos provide a summary of the design standard options for several topics that were presented in the survey. 

Building to Lot Width Ratio

Building Height and Size

Additions & Garages

Mature Trees