What is the Intent of the Highway 280 OVerlay District?
The intent of the Highway 280 Overlay District, adopted on February 19, 2019, is to create a more uniform and aesthetically-pleasing appearance along the Highway 280 and Old Highway 280 corridors. It will help prevent the undesirable consequences of poorly-managed growth and design decisions.
what is an overlay district?
An overlay district is a zoning tool used to establish land development standards that are placed ‘over’ the current base zoning district. It allows for standards that are stricter than the base zoning. While an overlay district establishes limits, its purpose is to ensure that design decisions complement each other and contribute to creating the quality of place envisioned in the plan.