I am not a plus member (yet) so I can't post this in the new Peer Review folder but hopefully this spot works, too. (Actually, even if I were a plus member, I'd still prefer starting this thread in this forum.)
I am tasked with overhauling a county land use code and hope to use this thread to gain feedback on a variety of land uses and development activities.
Exceptions to development permits: I need to discern 'landscaping' from 'grading' (landscaping is exempt from permit requirements; grading is not). In my mind, landscaping is typically done by hand and grading involves heavy equipment of some sort. Anyone work with a code that provides a reasonable/understandable/defensible break point between landscaping and grading? I imagine I can get there using defintions and/or descriptive code language but I'm concerned about either being too subjective and/or inflexible.
RV Park Models: Has anyone ever used design standards to distinguish RV Park Models from 'standard' RV's (i.e., 5th wheels, travel trailers, buses). Our county has several remote parcels that were platted 100 or so years ago for recreational purposes and there is much interest in allowing park model RV's (erected in compliance with manufactured dwelling standards) as primary uses on lots of record.
That's it for now. Much more to come in the upcoming days and weeks.