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Hillside Ordinance Updates
In early 1998, the City implemented the current standards for Hillside Development in the Development Code. These standards have unique parameters for development within Hillside Areas. Other than some minor updates in 2003, the Hillside Development Standards have remained relatively unchanged since adoption. https://codelibrary.amlegal.com/codes/murrieta/latest/murrieta_ca/0-0-0-25501
Why are these changes needed?
The way that the Hillside Standards have been applied and how they have been interpreted has been inconsistent over time, staff has been directed to modify the criteria. This is necessary to make the standards easier to follow and for clarity as to where the standards would apply and how they would objectively apply without the need for interpretation.
The Planning Commission directed staff at its January 25, 2023 Workshop Meeting to host a Community Workshop for additional feedback/input.
Links for more information or reference:
Planning Commission Workshop Presentation - January 25, 2023
Community Workshop Presentation - April 11, 2023
Proposed Prominent Ridgelines Map
For more information, the Staff Contact is: Senior Planner, Chris Tracy, Phone: (951) 461-6046, Email: [email protected]