How big is too big in Richmond? Public hearing will decide on Monday

Posted July 14, 2017 by webadmin

Richmond News

City council may have tempered proposed changes to massing regulations on single-family homes, but that shouldn’t deter people from turning out for a public hearing this Monday evening.

Recommendations emanating from a city council planning committee last month surrounding things such as minimum rear yard setbacks, lengths of walls and projection of garages angered a number of residents, who voiced their disapproval at a subsequent city council meeting. …

In a recent letter to the News, Mayor Malcolm Brodie told how, for the past two years, “council has worked diligently to address various community concerns about house size and related regulations.

“We’ve held numerous meetings and heard from hundreds of residents, builders and other stakeholders. There are widely divergent opinions on the appropriate approach for dealing with these issues.

“Consequently, the city has proposed a number of changes to our regulations to best serve our community.” …

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