Legacy Zones

  1. After April 1, 2022
  2. Prior to April 1, 2022


Effective April 1, 2022, the Zoning Ordinance designates four Legacy Zones to ensure a smooth transition to the new Ordinance. These Legacy Zones carry forward regulations and procedures from the prior Ordinance for specific properties that developed under a unique set of rules prior to April 1, 2022. No property can be rezoned into a Legacy Zone after April 1, 2022. See descriptions and purposes of each Legacy Zone and reference the Zoning Ordinance for full details.

LMXC: Legacy Mixed-Use Community Zone

The purpose of the Legacy Mixed-Use Community (LMXC) Zone is to recognize Mixed-Use Community (M-X-C) Zones established prior to April 1, 2022 for which a Comprehensive Sketch Plan, Preliminary Plan of Subdivision, Final Development Plan, or Detailed Site Plan was approved prior to April 1, 2022. The zone provides for a comprehensively planned community with a balanced mix of residential, commercial, light manufacturing, recreational and public uses; includes a multi-step review process to assure compatibility of proposed land uses with existing and proposed surrounding land uses, public facilities and public services; mandates that each development include residential uses, community use areas, neighborhood centers and an integrated public street system with a variety of street standards.

(Section 27-4205(d))

LMUTC: Legacy Mixed-Use Town Center Zone

The purpose of the Legacy Mixed-Use Town Center (LMUTC) Zone is to recognize Mixed-Use Town Center (M-U-TC) Zones established prior to April 1, 2022. This zone provides for a mix of commercial and limited residential uses which establish a safe, vibrant, 24-hour environment; designed to promote appropriate redevelopment of, and the preservation and adaptive reuse of selected buildings in, older commercial areas; establishes a flexible regulatory framework, based on community input, to encourage compatible development and redevelopment; mandates approval of a Development Plan at the time of zoning approval, that includes minimum and maximum Development Standards and Guidelines, in both written and graphic form, to guide and promote local revitalization efforts; provides for legally existing buildings to be expanded or altered, and existing uses for which valid permits have been issued to be considered permitted uses, and eliminating nonconforming building and use regulations for same.

Find more information on the existing LMUTC Zones here.

(Section 27-4205(e))

RMH: Planned Mobile Home Community Zone

The purposes and standards associated with this zone are as set for the R-M-H Zone in the prior Zoning Ordinance. The zone provides for suitable sites for planned mobile home communities, including residences and related recreational, commercial, and service facilities, subject to Detailed Site Plan approval.

(Section 27-4205(b))

LCD: Legacy Comprehensive Design Zones

The purpose of the Legacy Comprehensive Design (LCD) Zone is to recognize comprehensive design zones established prior to April 1, 2022 for which a Basic Plan, Comprehensive Design Plan (CDP), or Specific Design Plan (SDP) was approved prior to April 1, 2022. These legacy zones require three-phase development plan review, the first of which is Basic Plan approval at the time of rezoning that establishes general land use types, land use relationships, and minimum land use quantities. In zones providing for density and intensity ranges, increases in base density and intensity within the limits prescribed are allowed in return for public benefit features provided by the developer.

(Section 27-4205(c))