In case you are wondering about the blue city zoning signs going in, they are for the Upper Westside Zoning Overlay. The Overlay, which UHNA reviewed back in July, is currently going through the city adoption process. State statute requires that zoning signs must go up evenly across the whole Overlay boundary. To confirm, the Overlay excludes single family residential properties (zoning categories R1-R5).
As a quick recap, the Overlay is proposed for commercial and multifamily properties in Underwood Hills and its surrounding neighborhoods. The overlay is designed to bring consistency to the zoning standards to meet the community's vision from the Upper Westside Masterplan of a vibrant, walkable, bikeable, and safe place for residents, businesses, and visitors.
An overlay is a supplemental set of zoning regulations which layer on top of the underlying zoning of a property. The proposed Upper Westside overlay proposes to add supplemental zoning parameters, from which single-family residential properties are excluded, to help achieve the community’s vision.
The types of zoning regulations proposed include: