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Potential buffering requirements between dissimilar residential developments and a possible study to identify the community’s future recreational needs are on Town Council’s Dec. 17 agenda

A proposed ordinance to establish buffering requirements between dissimilar residential developments, potential progress on the Cobblestone Ranch regional park and a discussion of a possible Recreation Feasibility Study in 2020 are all topics on Town Council’s Dec. 17 meeting agenda. View the full agenda online.

Here is a more in-depth look at Tuesday’s meeting agenda:
  • Ordinance establishing buffer requirements between dissimilar residential developments – Town Council will consider the first reading of an ordinance that would establish buffering requirements between dissimilar residential developments in Town. Residential developments are defined as single-family detached, single-family attached and multifamily homes.

    If approved, the ordinance would establish a 50-foot buffer between dissimilar residential developments to help maintain appropriate transitions. The requirements would apply to developments that share a property line or those separated by less then 50 feet of open space. The ordinance also allows Council to waive the requirements if certain conditions are met.

  • Resolution approving an amendment to the Cobblestone Ranch park design contract – Town Council will consider a contract amendment to allow Norris Design to begin design on the first phase of Cobblestone Ranch park. The contract was originally established in July 2019 for the park’s overall master plan. A draft master plan is now complete and available at The focus is now shifting to the first phase of the park, which will provide amenities to primarily serve the neighborhood. If approved, this amendment would allow design to begin on that first phase. Construction is expected to begin in summer 2020.

  • Recreation Feasibility Study discussion – Town Council will be asked to provide direction regarding a potential Recreation Feasibility Study. The study will look at the feasibility of an additional recreation facility in Town, identify potential partners and stakeholders, and gather data on the community’s recreation priorities. The scope of the study will encompass three primary areas of interest – needs assessment, financial assessment and visioning.

    The Parks and Recreation Department is anticipating enlisting the help of a recreation facility consultant to guide the initial phases of the study. The process will include feedback from residents, the Parks and Recreation Commission and Town Council.
Also on the agenda, Town Council will consider the second reading of a zoning amendment for the Lanterns Planned Development Plan. The proposed amendment would allow for the creation of a 5-acre planned-use area and the addition of a church or place of worship as a permitted land use. This amendment does not increase the maximum number dwelling units, introduce new housing types, eliminate the traditional and age-restricted planning areas, add or remove any uses previously permitted.

Final approval of a loan that would secure funding to build more than a dozen major stormwater infrastructure projects is also on the agenda. If approved, the projects would be built over the next five years.

Stay tuned

Town Council generally meets twice a month to make decisions that impact the community. Whether it’s a road project, construction contract or budget amendment, Town Council is working to represent you. 

Wondering what happens next? Keep an eye on your inbox. A follow-up email will be sent detailing the outcome of this meeting. Council meetings are open to the public and are generally held the first and third Tuesdays of the month. Meetings are in Town Hall Council Chambers, 100 N. Wilcox St. Or, watch Council live at Recordings are also posted online after the meeting.

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