For those who read my post yesterday, you are aware that as a part of my summer Fellowship my team worked on proposing a series of neighborhood empowerment amendments to the City of Memphis and Shelby County Unified Development Code.
Fast forward to today, and they are law.
Neighborhood associations have a more formal voice on zoning issues with the City Council’s unanimous, final passage Tuesday of changes to the Unified Development Code.
Among the many amendments to the UDC is the creation of “community impact statements.” Neighborhoods can submit them to City Hall when a developer proposes a nearby project that may or may not create concerns.
The City Council is to consider views expressed in the community impact statement just as it weighs recommendations by the city/county Planning Department and the Land Use Control Board.