Zoning code getting updated


Greene County News

FAIRBORN — The City of Fairborn has started the process of updating the city’s zoning code and invites the community to be included in the progress.

In order to keep the community informed, the project website, www.fairbornzoning.com, has been established to share information. Citizens can keep up-to-date on the progress of the project, download draft documents and provide feedback on the project. Copies of the current zoning code and land use plan along with important documents will be found on the site.

The Fairborn Planning and Zoning Code contains the regulations that address how properties can be used within different areas of the city. It covers residential, commercial and industrial land use along with areas that include signage, fence regulations, sheds, pools, decks, room additions, and any accessory structures.

Fairborn Community Development Director Michael Gebhart said no properties are being rezoned with regard to updating the code.

“We are modernizing our code so it is easier to read,” said Gebhart. “The Zoning Code didn’t support the development of the city as outlined in the 2016 Comprehensive Land Use Plan so we are now updating the code to align with this.”

The duration of the process is estimated to take 10-12 months. The steering committee held its first meeting in November and will meet regularly every 4-6 weeks, as needed. All documentation will be uploaded to the site and citizens also have the ability to contact staff and the consulting team, Jacobs Engineering, via the site.

Questions may also be responded to by emailing Fairborn City Planner Kathleen Riggs at [email protected].

Citizen feedback welcomed

Story courtesy of the City of Fairborn.

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