The Town of Harrisburg kicked off its Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) update project on May 20, 2020, with a presentation by Kendig Keast Collaborative, the lead consultant on the project, to a joint Town Council and Planning and Zoning Board meeting. The UDO will contain contemporary zoning and development regulations in a format that is easily understood by Town Council, Town staff, residents, business leaders, and the development community.

The project will last until March 2021, with the majority of the time being spent drafting the update to the existing UDO. This project is a key step in the implementation of the Harrisburg Area Land Use Plan (HALUP) so that the policies of the Plan become a reality as Harrisburg develops and redevelops. The update of the UDO will align regulations to meet the community vision illustrated in the HALUP.

Community feedback is essential so that the drafted new regulations are right for Harrisburg. To aid our consultants in their research and discovery, we need your help. This survey is intended to identify common areas of opportunity and concern and to ensure the updated UDO implements the recommendations of the HALUP in a manner that the community supports.

Please help us by completing the following survey.  The survey has 19 questions and will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

Thank you for your time!

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1. Single-family detached homes are the primary type of housing Harrisburg should have.

Examples of single-family detached housing:

Single-Family Home Street View


Single-Family Homes Aerial View

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2. Harrisburg needs to offer a variety of housing choices in the form of single-family attached units, such as duplexes, triplexes, quadraplexes, and apartments.

Duplex
Triplex

Quadraplex

Apartment

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3. Apartments should be designed and integrated into larger developments with retail/commercial and not “stand-alone.”

Visual examples of integrated and stand-alone apartments:

Stand-Alone Apartments
Stand Alone Apartments

Integrated Apartments
Integrated Apratments

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4. In denser mixed-use developments like the Harrisburg Town Center, what is the best way to prevent conflicts between differing land uses (for example, a house and a gas station)?

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5. In residential developments, differing housing types (for example, single-family detached, duplexes, townhouses, and apartments) should be….

Townhomes and Single-Family Homes

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6. What are the three most important characteristics for small-scale retail business to have if they are allowed within or along the edge of new residential developments… (pick a maximum of 3)

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7. What kind of elements should be encouraged in development regulations? (Check all that apply)

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8. Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs, also known as a garage apartment, granny flat, or mother-in-law unit should be…

Examples of ADUs:

ADU Over a Garage


Detached ADU

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9. The conditional re-zoning district process is…

Definition of Conditional Rezoning:  Conditional Rezoning is a procedure for considering the rezoning of property based upon the recognition that certain types of zoning districts would be inappropriate at particular locations in the absence of special conditions. Conditional rezoning affords a degree of certainty in land use decisions not possible when rezoning to a general category allowing many different uses. A site plan is a requirement in Conditional Rezoning.

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10. What are the three most important land use and development topics that the UDO should address? (pick a maximum of 3)

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11. In order to enable spaces for social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, business should be allowed to have temporary outdoor dining or gathering areas where normally parking would be required.

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12. In order to assist businesses and civic organizations (places of worship, lodges, clubs) to stay in business and maintain membership during the COVID-19 pandemic, outdoor sales displays and events should be allowed without the Town requiring a Temporary Use Permit.

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13. In order to assist businesses and civic organizations (places of worship, lodges, clubs) to stay in business and maintain membership during the COVID-19 pandemic, temporary sign requirements (size of signs, number of signs, placement of signs, etc.) should be relaxed during the pandemic.

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14. What recent development in Harrisburg do you like and why do you like it?

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15. What recent development do you dislike? What could have been done better?

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16. What is the single greatest concern you have with the current development regulations (UDO)? Are there provisions that are constantly difficult to understand or apply and that need to be reworked?

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17. What part(s) of the development regulations (UDO) are working well and should be kept as-is?

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18. Do the current project review processes strike a decent balance between the need to process applications in a timely fashion (administratively) and the need to allow for public participation (public hearings)?

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19. Any additional comments you want to share?

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20. Do you live in the Town of Harrisburg?

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21. Do you work, own a business, or frequently have business/projects in the Town of Harrisburg?

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