Yesterday the City Planning Commission unanimously approved Zone Green. The City Council now has 50 days to hold a hearing and vote on the resolution.
To remind readers, Zone Green removes a series of zoning barriers to renewable energy, increases allowances for solar shades, and will encourage better-insulated exterior walls – all in furtherance of recommendations from the Green Codes Task Force. City Planning Commission Director and Urban Green Board Member Amanda Burden recently summarized the Zone Green changes on our blog.
We eagerly await the passage of these changes, the most comprehensive effort by any city to update its zoning rules for today’s greener buildings.