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Residential Infill Project documents

Recommended Draft (August 2019)


Eight-page summary of zoning code and map amendments, includes map of proposed ‘z’ overlay zone and historically narrow lot rezoning.

Volume 1 

Introduction; summary and analysis of proposals; and map changes to reflect the PSC’s recommendations.

Volume 2

PSC’s recommended changes to the zoning code with accompanying commentary

Volume 3: Appendices

Memorandum from Johnson Economics LLC describes economic analysis methodology and findings for the Recommended Draft

BPS analysis of the displacement impacts of PSC’s possible amendments on affected vulnerable communities and potential mitigation strategies.

Description of FAR and analysis of how different cities use FAR in single-dwelling zoning regulations.

Notes from visitability focus groups and cities that have implemented visitability regulations.

City staff analyzed the 2015 building permits for new one- and two-unit residential construction in the R2.5 zones.

Maps and rationale for selecting areas with concentrations of historically narrow lots to rezone from R5 to R2.5 reflects PSC’s possible amendments.

Description of the origin of historically narrow lots and a summary of the applicable regulations over time.


The following maps provide tax lot level detail of R2.5, R5 and R7 zones showing maintained streets, recommended new ‘z’ overlay and R2.5 rezones.

City Council Materials (December 2019)