Milliken Land Use Code Update 2019
Meetings/Focus Group Summaries
Code Analysis Summaries
Existing Document Links
Next Meeting, Wednesday January 29, 2020 5:30pm at the Milliken Meeting House*
Article II: Zoning Districts and Uses Meeting Handout
Power Point Presentation for AG Meeting 11.06.19
The Land Use Code Update kicked off with a community introduction to the project at the 95th Beef N’ Bean Day. Over 60 people visited the Town’s booth to learn about the project. Following Beef N’ Bean Day, a joint meeting of the Board of Trustees and Planning Commission was held to introduce the project. The consultant, Community Matters Institute, has held a few work sessions with staff, analyzed issues and opportunities and initiated the reorganization of the Code by Article.
The first meeting of the Advisory Group is set for September 4th. The Advisory Group is comprised of Planning Commission members and 7 additional stakeholders. The Advisors will weigh in on the suggested Code reorganization, how much the community wishes to control design features, and the possibility of simplifying some of the zone districts.
Milliken’s Comprehensive Plan and the recently completed Hazard Risk Assessment provide information for changes to the Land Use Code, including the extent of the flood hazard zone in Town and need to protect prime agricultural areas. All Code changes will assist in the implementation of both of these DOLA funded efforts.
Article 1 General Provisions is largely complete and will be reviewed by staff in the upcoming weeks. Article 2- Community Design Standards and Principles has been analyzed in-depth.
Power Point Presentation
The update to the land use code not only incorporates professional review and critical analysis of the existing regulations that shape Milliken today, but also continues to include comments, visions, and desires shared by the community at public events and meetings. Please click below to review the summary of outcomes from these events.
Throughout the project, the CMI team and Milliken staff will provide summaries of the technical analysis performed on the existing code to indicate regulatory strengths and weaknesses, and highlight opportunities for improvements to be drafted in the proposed changes.
Following code analysis and testing, the site will be updated with links to proposed code amendments, indicating both amendments to existing code as well as any additional proposed code sections.
Because land use and development codes are ideally derived from the plans and visions set forth in adopted comprehensive plans, here are some helpful links to the documents that contain the background and plan policies that set the stage for the current code analysis and improvements to the code. Ideally, new land use regulations should “fit” the intentions of the Envision Milliken Comprehensive Plan.