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File #: RES. 2021-R026    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Regular Agenda
File created: 4/27/2021 In control: Land Use, Housing and Transportation Standing Committee
On agenda: 9/21/2021 Final action:
Title: To direct the City Planning Commission to prepare, submit to public hearing, and consider an amendment making certain changes to the Master Plan.
Patrons: President Newbille, Vice President Robertson, Katherine Jordan, Ann-Frances Lambert, Stephanie Lynch, Reva Trammell, Michael Jones
Attachments: 1. Res. No. 2021-R026
Title
To direct the City Planning Commission to prepare, submit to public hearing, and consider an amendment making certain changes to the Master Plan.
Body
WHEREAS, pursuant to section 17.06 of the Charter of the City of Richmond (2020), as amended, the City Planning Commission by resolution dated October 5, 2020, adopted a new master plan for the City of Richmond, and the City Council by Ordinance No. 2020-236, adopted December 14, 2020, approved the master plan adopted by the City Planning Commission (hereinafter the "Master Plan"); and
WHEREAS, although the Council recognizes that the Master Plan guides but legally does not regulate the use of land in the city, the Council desires that the Master Plan accurately indicate the Council's intended considerations when the Council adopts zoning ordinances to legally regulate the use of land in the city; and
WHEREAS, the Council consequently desires certain changes to the Master Plan to achieve the Master Plan's purpose of guiding and accomplishing a coordinated, adjusted and harmonious development of the city and its environs that will, in accordance with existing and future needs, best promote health, safety, morals, comfort, prosperity and general welfare, as well as efficiency and economy in the process of development; and
WHEREAS, it is the consensus of the Council that it should direct the City Planning Commission to prepare, hold a public hearing on, and consider certain changes for incorporation into the Master Plan as provided in section 17.06 of the Charter of the City of Richmond (2020), as amended, and section 15.2-2229 of the Code of Virginia (1950), as amended;
NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RICHMOND:
That, in accordance with section 17.06 of the Charter of the City of Richmond (2020), as amended, and section 15.2-2229 of the Code of Virginia (1950), as amended, the City Planning Commission is hereby directed to (i) prepare an amendment ...

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