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Unified Development Code Presentation 01-29-18Town Council JANUARY 29TH, 2018 1 Workshop Item 5c UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT CODE DISCUSSION 2 What is a UDC? UDC –Unified Development Code Combines all land development related codes into one single source ◦Subdivisions/platting regulations ◦Zoning regulations ◦Landscaping, signs, lighting, pools, etc… ◦Engineering standards ◦Definitions Ease of access for everyone ◦Town staff, commissioners, council ◦Builders / Developers ◦Citizens 3 History of the UDC In the 1990s Westlake actually had a UDC First adoption of the UDC was on May 5, 1994 under Ord 218 Would continue to be updated/amended for another 10 years December 13, 2004 was last known amendment to UDC under Ord 467 4 1994 •UDC adopted •Ord 218 1994-2004 •UDC amended from time to time 2004 •Last amendment to UDC •Ord 467 2004-2017 •UDC scrapped/ no longer updated for unknown reasons 2017-2018 •Adoption of UDC! Why do we need a UDC? Westlake is rapidly growing Growth is outpacing our current regulations that our outdated and need reworking Easier to update and amend our codes with a UDC Makes developing in Westlake more straightforward Make codes congruent with the Comprehensive Plan Allows staff to be more consistent wit the quality of different developments in Westlake Reduces redundancies or conflicting codes Many other cities in the metroplex use a UDC (or version thereof) ◦Keller, North Richland Hills, Arlington, Grand Prairie, Colleyville to name a few 5 What will the UDC look like? Old UDC New UDC 6 What will the UDC look like? Old UDC New UDC 7 What will the UDC look like? Old UDC New UDC 8 UDC timeline Adoption of UDC (Spring 2018) Update lighting and sign regulations Update landscaping and tree codes Update zoning and subdivision regulations Update Engineering Standards Update tables, figures, illustrations, etc… UDC cleanup as necessary from time to time 9 Questions? 10