Neighborhood-Plan Amendment Process
Plans cannot be amended for one year after adoption.
Thereafter, plans can be amended once a year, in February or in July, depending on the neighborhood.
Neighborhoods formally designate "contact teams" (an outgrowth of their original planning teams) to review and react to proposed amendments.
NP contact teams can initiate amendments at any time.
Staff can initiate amendments at any time to correct clerical errors or in hardship cases.
Staff can grant exemptions (even if opposed by the contact team) to:
Only the City Council, Planning Commission, staff, or NP contact teams can initiate amendments to areawide plan provisions (like allowing garage apartments or small-lot homes).