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Articles About zoning code update
The new Yellow Springs zoning code could allow more flexibility in how Yellow Springers live and work. Council passed the first reading of the updated code at its Sept. 3 meeting, and will vote on the second and final reading Sept. 16.
After hearing from many concerned neighbors at their Aug. 5 meeting, Village Council members unanimously voted to allow Antioch College to create a farm on its property as a conditional rather than permitted use.
How small is too small for a house in Yellow Springs? That question was one of several considered by the Village Planning Commission at a special Jan. 23 meeting as they reviewed the proposed revision of the Village zoning code.
While Council and Planning Commission officials and Technical Review Committee members applauded the proposed zoning code draft for its new clarity and usability, several raised concerns that the revised code could end up making local development less likely, rather than more.
The Yellow Springs zoning code has been viewed as cumbersome and expensive to approve, and is currently in the midst of an overhaul.