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Notice is hereby given that the Bismarck Planning & Zoning Commission will hold public hearings on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. in the Tom Baker Meeting Room, City-County Building, 221 North 5th Street, Bismarck, North Dakota, to consider the following items:
• Request of the City of Bismarck for approval of a zoning ordinance text amendment relating to Landscaping and Screening (Sections 14-02-03 and 14-03-11 of the City Code of Ordinances). The proposed amendments would modify requirements outlined in this section to: encourage the installation of rain gardens and bio swales in landscape beds and perimeter parking lot landscaping; clarify the standards for mulch placed around street trees; allow required landscaping in the MA – Industrial and MB – Industrial zoning districts to be modified for truck maneuverability; allow the Director of Community Development and the City Forester to waive or delay certain landscaping requirements; and clarify financial surety requirements for the installation of required landscaping due to seasonal concerns.
• Request of the City of Bismarck for approval of a zoning ordinance text amendment relating to Accessory Dwelling Units (Sections 14-02-03 and 14-03-08(4)(y) of the City Code of Ordinances). The proposed amendment would modify the maximum size requirement for accessory dwelling units.
At these hearings, the Bismarck Planning & Zoning Commission will provide an opportunity for all interested persons to be heard with respect to these items. Interested persons may also submit written comments regarding these requests prior to the meeting to the Community Development Department, PO Box 5503, Bismarck, North Dakota 58506-5503, fax: 701-222-6450, or e-mail. Interested persons may also call 701-355-1840 with questions or for additional information.
Descriptions of these requests are on file and may be viewed or copied any working day between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Bismarck Community Development Department, 221 North 5th Street, Bismarck, North Dakota.
Carl D. Hokenstad, Director of Community DevelopmentFor Bismarck Planning & Zoning CommissionDated this 9th day of January, 2018.