As of January 28, 2013 the Lyons Corridor Plan Draft is available for public review. Staff would like to thank all those that participated in the preliminary public outreach process that assisted in the achievement of this draft document. Upcoming outreach meetings on this draft will take place mid February 2013 with an introduction of the draft to the Planning Commission to follow in March. Those that are unavailable to participate in the upcoming meetings can provide feedback through the blogging feature on this website or send written correspondence to the address listed under the “Contact Us” tab above.
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Lyons Corridor Proposed Zoning Map
With the help of the community and other interested patrons, the City of Santa Clarita is comprehensively updating its planning and zoning regulations. As part of this effort, corridor plans are being developed to focus on the unique character of each community corridor. These plans will take on a form-based code type approach which addresses the relationship between the buildings themselves and public spaces for the entire community. Form-based codes create environments that highlight the importance of outdoor public spaces such as plazas, squares, and open space, while looking at the connectivity of streets and blocks. The regulations and standards in form-based codes are presented in both words and clearly drawn diagrams and other visuals. The result will be a more user friendly document for property owners and business owners, as well as, a community engaged plan that promotes high quality development and uses. As part of this process, City staff will be collecting excessive field data of the current environment which will be useful as a plan is developed. Outreach meetings will be held with stakeholders, property owners, business owners, as well as interested members of the community that will be used as a framework for the creation of the plan. This website will be updated throughout each stage of the corridor planning process and will also serve as a tool to collect comments from interested community members.
In May of 2011, City staff began the planning and public outreach process for the Lyons Corridor Development Code. The Lyons Corridor Development code, further referred to as the Lyons Corridor Plan, will span Lyons Avenue between Interstate 5 and Newhall Avenue.
Staff would like to thank all of those that came out on July 21, 2011 to our first public outreach meeting for the Lyons Corridor Plan at Old Orchard Park. Staff heard many wonderful stories about the history of Lyons Avenue and the surrounding community along with receiving many constructive comments about the Lyons Corridor planning area. This interactive process helped staff identify both architectural styles and frontage types that the community believes is appropriate for the Lyons Corridor. The assessment of the built environment also provided useful information in identifying buildings and parcels that the community would like to see enhancements made. If you were unable to come to our first meeting and would still like to provide comments or feedback, please continue to use our blogging website. This is an ongoing and evolving processes and it is never too late to provide your feedback. Staff is currently working on securing a date and location in mid October of 2011 for our second outreach meeting. At this future meeting, interested patrons will be giving the opportunity to answer more questions through an interactive process.