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Unified Development Code

Amendments to the Memphis and Shelby County Unified Development Code (the "UDC").

Oct 18

Case ZTA 16-001

Posted on October 18, 2016 at 5:55 PM by Josh Whitehead

ORIGINAL POST (posted July 8, 2016): ZTA 16-001 is the annual list of amendments to the Unified Development Code.  Click here to view the staff report that discusses these amendments.  Click here to view the entire UDC with all proposed amendments in yellow highlights.  It is anticipated that this item will be heard by the Land Use Control Board during its regular meeting on September 8, 2016.

UPDATED POST (posted September 1, 2016): Here is the staff report that will be presented to the Land Use Control Board on September 8, 2016, with the revised set of amendments to the Unified Development Code.  This revised set of amendments is based on comments received by the Office of Planning and Development since the original post on July 8, 2016.  Click here to view the entire UDC with this revised set of amendments in yellow highlights.

UPDATED POST (post October 18, 2016): During its readings, the Shelby County Board of Commissioners and Memphis City Council amended the ordinance.  This memo summarizes the amendments approved by the legislative bodies.
Oct 07

Case ZTA 15-003

Posted on October 7, 2015 at 10:27 AM by Josh Whitehead

This item will eliminate pawn shops, convenience stores and gas stations from the permitted uses in the MU, Mixed Use, zoning district.  Click here to download the staff report, which will be forwarded to the Land Use Control Board on Sept. 10, 2015.

(Updated October 7, 2015): Here is the complete UDC, reflecting the proposed language of ZTA 15-003 in yellow.
Aug 13

Case ZTA 15-002

Posted on August 13, 2015 at 4:25 PM by Josh Whitehead

Here is the staff report for case ZTA 15-002.
Here is the complete UDC showing all proposed amendments in yellow highlights.

The UDC Review Committee met three times in July, 2015.
Here is the revised staff report that reflects the changes agreed upon during those meetings.
Here is the complete UDC showing all proposed amendments in yellow highlights.

Update (August 7).
Item 24, as listed in the staff report immediately above, has been amended.  Here is the staff report, as it will be presented to the Land Use Control Board on Aug. 13.  
Here is the complete UDC showing all proposed amendments in yellow highlights.

Update (August 13).
During its deliberations on this matter, the Land Use Control Board made several amendments.  First, Item 5 was revised to allow container buildings in the commercial zoning districts.  Second, what was Item 12 in the staff report above dealing with changes to permitted maximum height in the EMP district, was deleted.  Finally, Item 27 (Item 28 in the staff report above; Item 27 in the revised staff report below) was amended to state that new hotels are not eligible for the Hotel-Motel Waiver process. 

Here is the staff report reflecting these changes that will be forwarded to the Memphis City Council and Shelby County Board of Commissioners.
Here is the complete UDC showing all proposed amendments in yellow highlights.