City Hosts First G-21 Think Tank
Not much has changed in the world since 1979, right? That may not be true of everyday life, but it is for the City of Gillette’s Zoning Code, which has only seen 89 amendments over the last 40 years.
The city’s new G-21: Zoning Code Rewrite is intended to recognize outdated codes and update antiquated regulations by 2021.
To get the ball rolling, the first Think Tank meeting to gain public input is set for Thursday, Aug. 15, at 3 p.m. in the City Hall second floor conference room. Click here to view the full agenda.
The City of Gillette has already created a new webpage to house the newly digitized zoning code in a user-friendly, searchable format. In addition to updating the zoning code to meet the current needs of the community, the changes incorporate more tables and less text to make it easier to interpret and understand.
The goal of the City Planning Division is to maximize the health, safety, and welfare of the community using zoning, they stress in a newsletter introducing the code rewrite, which basically divides a municipality into residential, commercial, and industrial zones, situating similar activities in the same geographic location.
At this point in the timeline leading up to 2021, the focus will be on sections 1-6 and 12 of the current zoning code.
The purpose of the Think Tank meetings are to allow the public to interact, review and provide input to the revision process.
According to the timeline outlined by the City, the new zoning code should be ready for city council approval in the spring of 2021.