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Posted on: September 24, 2021

Final Draft of Zoning Code Available Online

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In order for the city’s Zoning Code to be aligned with the Sidney Comprehensive Plan completed in 2017, be in line with current land management innovations and organized in a manner that is easier for citizens to understand, the city has been working with Sean Suder, ZoneCo, to rewrite the existing code.

Many months ago, a steering committee was organized and given the task to review the existing code and compare it to the vision contained in the long-term Comprehensive Plan. The group, comprised of various community stakeholders, then went to work reorganizing and revising the city’s existing code, much of which has been in place since 1953, though it has been amended several times over the last 50+ years.

The first draft of the proposed code was presented to City Council and the Sidney Planning Commission meeting during a Workshop on December 9, 2020. This presentation officially kicked off the public input period. Community input received since December 2020 has been taken under advisement as the revision process continued through the summer months. The final draft of the proposed new code can be found online.

For questions about or additional information on the proposed changes, please contact Barbara Dulworth at bdulworth@sidneyoh.com.


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