2019 Community Development Code Updates

The Community Development Department is processing a set of code amendments in order to bring the code up-to-date and to address some of the development standards to further promote a livable community in Ridgefield. We welcome any comments you may have on any of the proposed code sections highlighted below. This online public comment period will remain open until City Council’s hearing tentatively set for October 2019, to consider adoption of the proposed code amendment.

An Open House will be held to discuss these code amendments on Thursday, August 29th, 5:30pm to 7:30pm in the Columbia Assembly Room at the Ridgefield Administrative and Civic Center (510 Pioneer St).

Please note this table is a draft, and additional items may be added.

 Code section(s)Reason(s) for amendmentLevel of Policy Change
118.500Remove outdated binding site plan referenceshousekeeping
218.500.040.A, 18.610.020.B, 18.550.020.B, 18.620.030.A.1Match contour line requirements across different land use submittalshousekeeping
32.64.080Update civil service qualification requirements to reflect changes in the lawhousekeeping
418.230.050.BUpdate pedestrian street definition to match engineering standardshousekeeping
510.12.021Clarify prohibited parking languagehousekeeping
618.310.160.AClarify that Post Decision Review process applies to Planned Unit Developments (PUD)housekeeping
79.04.030.EUpdate fireworks code to reflect changes in the lawhousekeeping
818.205.020Clarify that kennels are a limited conditional use in the use tablehousekeeping
918.010.090Address lack of maintenance of private improvements (e.g. storm pond, open space amenities)Minor
1018.100Create development standards for food trucksMinor
1118.100Create development standards for structures that fall between sheds and accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in single-family residential districtsMinor
1218.230.055 Establish threshold that triggers design standards for exterior building renovation for non-residential uses.Minor
1318.620.145Remove HOA exemptionsMinor
1418.600Create standards requiring that the 25% open space provision, infrastructure improvements, and private amenities be provided equitable across phases in a subdivisionMajor
1518.401 Allow additional PUD lot coverage if green building standards are incorporated in the developmentMajor
16To be determinedCreate economic development tools and/or code standards to incentivize increased jobs/acreMajor

We want your input

  • Add your comments

    This online public comment period will remain open until City Council’s hearing tentatively set for October 2019, to consider adoption of the proposed code amendment.
  • Attach a comment letter or other supplemental information you would like to share.
    Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, jpg.
  • Contact Information

  • If you want future notification regarding this project, please provide your email address.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.