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The Corridor Development (CD) Zone was originally created to implement the 2001 Frederick Avenue Corridor Land Use Plan. While that Land Use Plan envisioned the entire Corridor being zoned CD, the Plan was followed by a partial comprehensive rezoning that left much of it zoned otherwise. In 2013, the City completed The Frederick Avenue Corridor and Vicinity Development Capacity Study that, in part, determined that the 355 Corridor does not need a new zone to foster growth; rather, the current CD Zone should be revised and made the primary zone in the Corridor.

In 2014 Staff approached the Planning Commission to begin a dialogue about the CD Zone. The focus was on exploring the effectiveness of the CD Zone as it relates to the findings discussed in The Frederick Avenue Corridor and Vicinity Development Capacity Study. The dialogue was conducted over three work sessions and the findings from each session were summarized in preparation for a January 26, 2015, Joint Work Session with the Mayor and City Council and Planning Commission. The Council determined that the City needed to provide stakeholders and the general public the opportunity to engage and provide feedback regarding the Zone before any changes should be considered. A public engagement outreach initiative was included as an Action Item in the Annual Strategic Plan for fiscal years 2017 and 2018. The following links provide the documents used, referenced or presented leading up to this outreach effort.

2001 Frederick Avenue Corridor Land Use Plan
The CD Zone was originally created in order to implement this plan.

2009 Land Use Element-Frederick Avenue
The section of the 2009 Master Plan Land Use Element that pertains to the Frederick Avenue Corridor.

Frederick Ave.Corridor Development Capacity Study
An assessment of development potential in the Frederick Avenue Corridor conducted by consultants.

Annual Strategic Plan Excerpts
Sections of the Fiscal Year 2018 Strategic Plan that are relevant to this project.

Memo from CD Wrap Up Discussion
September 12, 2014 memo summing up work sessions between Staff and the Planning Commission regarding the effectiveness of current CD Zone.

Joint Work Session Presentation
January 26, 2015 presentation given to the Mayor and City Council and the Planning Commission going over the current CD Zone, existing conditions in the Frederick Avenue Corridor and the Planning Commission’s conclusions on the effectiveness of the CD Zone.