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Posted on: September 7, 2022

City Commission to consider Comprehensive Plan amendment and new zoning district to promote mobility

Amendment to consider  new zoning district  to promote  mobility initiatives

Mobility Oriented Development (MOD), higher density use, and transportation alternatives will be discussed

On Monday, September 26, 2022, at the regularly scheduled City Commission meeting, an amendment to the City’s 2040 Comprehensive Plan will be presented to consider adopting a new land use category, and in addition seeking a recommendation to also adopt a new zoning district to allow for higher density, transit-oriented development called Mobility Oriented Development (MOD), in the city limits.

MODs are generally defined as walkable, compact, mixed-use projects including a mix of residential and commercial uses, higher density, preferably within walking distance to a transit facility.  This would also include enhanced convenience and safety for walking and bicycling to provide a vibrant livable community.

In response to state and regional agencies proposing a commuter rail station in the City of St. Augustine, the city proposes to create a future land use category in order to allow such development. Currently, the city’s Comprehensive Plan does include a Transportation and Mobility Element, but not with this kind of land use category; and a new Zoning District in the City code would serve as a companion to the MOD land use category outlining the uses and parameters for any proposed development of this kind.

A comprehensive discussion paper has been prepared by the city’s Planning and Building Director, Amy Skinner.  “With increased population growth in the county, and no sign of slowing down in our own local community, we need to find ways to adapt,” Skinner commented.  “We have to leverage these planning tools and development alternatives together with initiatives already in the works, such as our Mobility Plan, and programs like seasonal shuttles and the new downtown circulator that is coming online this fall.  In the long run, this can provide innovative solutions and exciting opportunities for what is yet to be.”

A copy of the complete Mobility Oriented Development discussion paper is available online.

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