A Sioux Falls Zoning Ordinance
“Shape Places” is a context-based zoning ordinance and major update of the current Zoning Ordinance that was last updated in 1983.
Shape Places was recommended for adoption by the Planning Commission on February 6th. The final draft of Shape Places Zoning Ordinance and Map is now available at the right. The City Council will hold a public hearing on the Shape Places Zoning Ordinance on Tuesday March 19th at 7 pm.
Shape Places Draft Zoning Map Now Available for Review!
How Should I Review Zoning Map? The Zoning Map has been updated to ensure all existing zoned property in the City of Sioux Falls can continue to operate at the same land use level that it does now. Please click on the “Proposed Shape Places Zoning Map” to see if your property has a change in zoning districts. Zooming over properties will state the new zoning districts in a green font, and the old districts in a maroon font. Any colored area on the map has a proposed zoning change. Within the zoning map you can zoom to your property or you can also search for your property by address. Just type your address in the upper right hand corner box of the map that says “find address or place”. The address that you type should include “Sioux Falls, SD” (i.e. 224 W. 9th St., Sioux Falls, SD). Also, you can click on each property for parcel owner, address and zoning information. Please refresh the map if you have trouble searching for your address.
To understand more about the map symbol and colors please see the link below for “Zoning Map Symbol Explanation.” This document will provide you with the full name and general description of each proposed zoning district. As you review the Shape Places Zoning Map, please e-mail your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 367-8888. There have been two Open House for the public to provide their comments on the Zoning Map and the Shape Places Zoning Ordinance one on November 14, 2012, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and another on February 6, 2013 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
In some specific cases, the Planning Office rezoned property where the existing use is not currently allowed in the current zoning district to a zone in which it is allowed ((such as a single-family home in C-2 commercial). In this example, the single-family home property is then rezoned to RD (single-family and twin homes residential). Also, all current Planned Development districts have been rezoned to a specific zoning district that allows the existing uses. For example, currently the zoning district is PD and now the zoning districts will be RS, LW, and C-2.
Shape Places Draft Zoning Ordinance Now Available for Review!
How Should I Review Shape Places? The entire Shape Places Draft Zoning Ordinance is a very large document to review. So, the Planning Office has provided several other options to review based upon each citizens needs and desires. Each document listed below provides a different level of detail.
Executive Summary – Provides a quick one page summary, with illustrations, of what general changes Shape Places brings to the City of Sioux Falls.
Background - Provides two-pages of information about the need for a new the zoning ordinance, how Shape Places will be organized and the process for developing the ordinance.
Zoning District and Forms Interface – This .pdf document provides the citizen with an easy-to-review summary of all new Zoning Districts and Forms that are available with Shape Places. Click on each form on page 1 and it will take you to a summary of all the regulations required for that form including eligible uses and all other applicable standards (with specific ordinance references). To review other Forms just go back to page 1 or scroll through the whole document. Also, on page 3 of the .pdf you can search for Form regulations and Districts by eligible uses.
Listing of Major Changes – If you are interested in viewing all major changes throughout the Shape Places ordinance view this 6 page document.
Listing of All Changes – If you are interested in viewing all changes throughout the Shape Places ordinance view this 27 page document.
Full Shape Places Zoning Ordinance Draft – To review entire specific sections or the entire ordinance, go to this document. (coming soon – chapter table of contents links)
What is context-based zoning? District + Form + Use
Different Neighborhoods have different contexts