Bisnow has an interesting article on the UR zoning, using Linwood as an example.
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Posted 03 June 2017 - 02:00 PM
Here are the changes in the new UR zoning code
1. Add 3 new development principles to promote walkability, maximize connectivity and access,and provide a variety of housing types for mixes incomes2. Incorporate more graphics and images3. Require building entries at ground level on residential streets and for retail uses4. Add screening requirements for HVAC, storage, and dumpsters5. Require that variances/PD waivers be reviewed and receive a recommendation from UDC6. Provide densities of 40 un/ac for 3 stories and 60 un/ac with one story bonus in UR.7. Clarify Urban Forestry requirements to ensure canopy coverage8. Require façade screening of parking structures9. Allow height bonus of one story in UR when providing structured parking and open space.10. Require street trees as part of enhanced landscaping11. In MU-1 and UR, establish minimum sf unit size and allow smaller units to be exempt fromdensity maximums12. Provide 5,000 sf maximum single family lot size in MU-1, MU2 and UR13. Clarify that fences and gates in multifamily complexes shall not extend beyond front buildingfacades. Allow for open front yard fences up to 3 ft.14. Require 20 ft. garage setbacks15. Clarify fenestration (window) requirement and add energy efficient windows
See link on this page for more info -> http://fortworthtexa...v/zoning/cases/
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