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File #: ORD. 2023-281    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 9/26/2023 In control: City Council
On agenda: 11/13/2023 Final action: 11/13/2023
Title: To approve an amendment to the Master Plan for the City of Richmond, adopted by the City Planning Commission on Oct. 5, 2020, and approved by the City Council by Ord. No. 2020-236, adopted Dec.14, 2020, to incorporate the Priority Neighborhoods Master Plan Amendment designating Creighton Court, Fairfield Court, Hillside Court, Mosby Court North, Mosby Court South, and Whitcomb Court as priority growth neighborhoods.
Patrons: Mayor Stoney, Ellen Robertson
Attachments: 1. Ord. No. 2023-281, 2. Staff Report

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To approve an amendment to the Master Plan for the City of Richmond, adopted by the City Planning Commission on Oct. 5, 2020, and approved by the City Council by Ord. No. 2020-236, adopted Dec.14, 2020, to incorporate the Priority Neighborhoods Master Plan Amendment designating Creighton Court, Fairfield Court, Hillside Court, Mosby Court North, Mosby Court South, and Whitcomb Court as priority growth neighborhoods.

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WHEREAS, pursuant to section 17.06 of the Charter of the City of Richmond (2020), as amended, the City Planning Commission adopted and certified a Master Plan for the City of Richmond on October 5, 2020; and

WHEREAS, by Ordinance No. 2020-236, adopted December 14, 2020, the Council of the City of Richmond approved a Master Plan for the City of Richmond pursuant to a request by the City Planning Commission that the Council approve such a Master Plan; and

WHEREAS, the Priority Neighborhood Master Plan Amendment amends the Master Plan by designating Creighton Court, Fairfield Court, Hillside Court, Mosby Court North, Mosby Court South, and Whitcomb Court as priority growth neighborhoods; and

WHEREAS, the City Planning Commission conducted a public hearing on April 3, 2023, for the purpose of receiving public comment relative to incorporating the Priority Neighborhood Master Plan Amendment as an amendment to the Master Plan; and

WHEREAS, by a resolution dated July 17, 2023, a copy of which is attached to this ordinance, the City Planning Commission adopted the proposed amendment to incorporate the Priority Neighborhood Master Plan Amendment as part of the Master Plan; and

WHEREAS, it is the consensus of the Council that it is in the best interest of the City of Richmond that the Council, for and on the behalf of the City of Richmond, consent to and adopt the aforesaid amendment to the Master Plan;

NOW, THEREFORE,

THE CITY OF RICHMOND HEREBY ORDAINS:

§ 1.                     That the amendment to the Master Plan, consisting of a document entitled “Richmond 300: A Guide for Growth,” dated September 29, 2020, and last amended July 10, 2023, a copy of which is attached to and incorporated into this ordinance, as adopted by the City Planning Commission at its meeting on July 17, 2023, be and is hereby approved as set out in the City Planning Commission’s resolution of that date.

§ 2.                     That the amendment to the Master Plan adopted by section 1 of this ordinance shall supersede all other parts of the Master Plan adopted prior to the effective date of this ordinance with which it conflicts.

§ 3.                     This ordinance shall be in force and effect upon adoption.