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File #: 2016-0934    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed Finally
File created: 11/4/2016 In control: Committee on Land Use and Economic Development
On agenda: 11/7/2016 Final action: 11/14/2016
Enactment date: 11/14/2016 Enactment #: 687
Effective date: 11/22/2016    
Title: Resolution to grant the legally allowable single six (6) month extension to the Uptown Interim Planning Overlay District as per the Pittsburgh Code, Title Nine, Zoning Code, Article III, Overlay Zoning Districts, Chapter 907, Development Overlay Districts, Section 907.02.C: Time Limit. The expiry date of the district referenced in Section 907.02.I, known as IPOD-4, Uptown (effective 28 May, 2015), originally set by code for 28 November 2016, shall be extended by six months to 28 May, 2017.
Indexes: PGH. CODE ORDINANCES TITLE 09 - ZONING
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Resolution to grant the legally allowable single six (6) month extension to the Uptown Interim Planning Overlay District as per the Pittsburgh Code, Title Nine, Zoning Code, Article III, Overlay Zoning Districts, Chapter 907, Development Overlay Districts, Section 907.02.C: Time Limit. The expiry date of the district referenced in Section 907.02.I, known as IPOD-4, Uptown (effective 28 May, 2015), originally set by code for 28 November 2016, shall be extended by six months to 28 May, 2017.

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WHEREAS, a request for a six-month extension of IPOD-4 (Section 907.02.I of the Zoning Code) has been initiated by the City Planning Commission. The request is in accordance with Section 907.02.C regarding the time limits of IPOD districts. The initial 18-month effective period of IPOD-4 is from May 28, 2015 to November 28, 2016, and the requested 6-month extension will be in effect until May 28, 2017.

WHEREAS, the zoning overlay district in effect for Uptown meets the intent of Section 907.02.A of the Zoning Code (Interim Planning Overlay Districts), which is to "provide a mechanism for interim zoning controls in geographically defined areas of the City where current use, height, area or procedural controls are found to be deficient, when other code provisions do not address such deficiencies, and when ongoing planning studies may inform the preparation of permanent controls which would be appropriate for the area."

WHEREAS, the purpose of the IPOD-4 is to create interim controls for a portion of an area to be studied in greater detail over the course of the Uptown EcoInnovation District planning process, to be completed in the first quarter of 2017. This plan considers sustainable development, stormwater management, energy efficiency, equity, mobility, economic development, and innovation. The controls proposed in the IPOD-4 allow for greater levels of community input, especially regarding maintaining neighborhood character and promoting quality urban desig...

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