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File #: 22-927    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/11/2022 In control: City Commission
On agenda: 8/9/2022 Final action: 8/9/2022
Title: ORDINANCE NO. 20-22: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF DELRAY BEACH, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS OF THE CITY OF DELRAY BEACH CODE OF ORDINANCES, BY AMENDING CHAPTER 4, “ZONING REGULATIONS,” ARTICLE 4.4, “BASE ZONING DISTRICT,” SECTION 4.4.29, “MIXED RESIDENTIAL, OFFICE, AND COMMERCIAL (MROC) DISTRICT,” AMENDING THE PURPOSE AND INTENT, ESTABLISHING A STANDARD DENSITY FOR MULTI-FAMILY DEVELOPMENT, TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH SECTION 166.04151, FLORIDA STATUTES, MAKE CORRECTIVE UPDATES, AND REVISE LANGUAGE TO IMPROVE READABILITY; PROVIDING A CONFLICTS CLAUSE; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; AUTHORITY TO CODIFY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SECOND READING/PUBLIC HEARING)
Sponsors: Development Services Department
Attachments: 1. Agenda Cover Report, 2. Ordinance No. 20-22, 3. MROC Sample Density Calculations, 4. Ordinance No. 20-22: PZB Staff Report, MROC LDR Amendment, 5. Ordinance No. 20-22: Tri-Rail Transit Station Radius Study, 6. Ordinance No. 20-22: Always Delray Map DIA-7 (Workforce Housing), 7. Legal Review
TO: Mayor and Commissioners
FROM: Anthea Gianniotes, Development Services Department
THROUGH: Terrence R. Moore, ICMA-CM
DATE: August 9, 2022

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ORDINANCE NO. 20-22: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF DELRAY BEACH, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS OF THE CITY OF DELRAY BEACH CODE OF ORDINANCES, BY AMENDING CHAPTER 4, “ZONING REGULATIONS,” ARTICLE 4.4, “BASE ZONING DISTRICT,” SECTION 4.4.29, “MIXED RESIDENTIAL, OFFICE, AND COMMERCIAL (MROC) DISTRICT,” AMENDING THE PURPOSE AND INTENT, ESTABLISHING A STANDARD DENSITY FOR MULTI-FAMILY DEVELOPMENT, TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH SECTION 166.04151, FLORIDA STATUTES, MAKE CORRECTIVE UPDATES, AND REVISE LANGUAGE TO IMPROVE READABILITY; PROVIDING A CONFLICTS CLAUSE; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; AUTHORITY TO CODIFY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SECOND READING/PUBLIC HEARING)

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Recommended Action:
Recommendation
Consider Ordinance No. 20-22, a City-initiated amendment to the Land Development Regulations (LDR), amending Section 4.4.29, “Mixed Office, Residential, and Commercial (MROC) District, to bring the regulations into compliance with HB 7103, to make corrective updates, and to revise the language to improve readability.
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Background:
The MROC district, which dominates the South Congress Avenue corridor from West Atlantic Avenue to the southern City boundary, is intended to create a more urban, multi-modal, pedestrian-friendly, mixed-use corridor in contrast to the autocentric suburban development type that currently dominates the corridor. The regulations incentivize greater densities closest to the Tri-Rail Station.

In 2019, the Florida Legislature adopted HB 7103, amending s. 125.01055, F.S. to require municipal governments to provide incentives to fully offset all costs to a developer associated with the required affordable housing contribution. The legislative change has been interpreted such that affordability requirements are permissible, provided...

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