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    20.    
City Council Regular
Meeting Date: 11/06/2019  
Subject:    Introduction of Ordinance to Repeal Ordinance 2225 (Self-Storage Moratorium)
From: David Brodie, City Attorney

INTRODUCTION
City Council is asked to consider introduction of an ordinance to repeal Ordinance 2225 which continued a moratorium on the construction, reconstruction or expansion of self storage facilities in the City. 
DISCUSSION
On February 19, 2019, City Council adopted an interim ordinance where the City would not accept any development applications related to new self-storage facilities or the expansion of an existing facility.  The moratorium became effective on March 9, 2019 for a 6-month period.  On August 20, 2019, City Council adopted Ordinance 2225 to continue the moratorium for additional 6 months, effective September 7, 2019.
 
Since the effective date of the initial interim ordinance, City staff has completed an assessment/study of the current policy and legislative options regarding self-storage facilities.  Staff examined the market demand for self-storage facilities; identified the zoning districts where those uses are currently allowed; evaluated the potential locations where additional development might occur; and looked at whether existing regulations are adequate.  Staff presented this assessment/study to the City Council at a work session on July 9, 2019.  Based on direction from City Council, staff drafted proposed changes to the Zoning Code with respect to self-storage facilities.  On October 15, 2019, City Council adopted Ordinance 2227 which amended the Zoning Code by establishing definitions for Self-Storage Facility and Self-Storage Facility, Indoor; allowing Self- Storage Facility, Indoor as conditional use in the General Commercial District and River Rapids Overlay District and allowing both Self-Storage Facility and Self-Storage Facility, Indoor as permitted uses in the Industrial District.
 
Currently the interim ordinance is set to expire in March 2020.  Given the adoption of Ordinance 2227, continuing the moratorium on the development of self-storage facilities is not necessary to protect the planning process and health, safety and general welfare of the citizens of the City.
RECOMMENDATION
Consider introduction of an ordinance to repeal Ordinance 2225 which continued a moratorium on the construction, reconstruction or expansion of self-storage facilities in the City.

Attachments
Repeal Ordinance 2225 Self Storage Moratorium

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