Unified Development Code Passed!!!
Spring Hill’s badly outdated and antiquated Zoning Ordinance has resulted in some less than desirable development patterns over the years. In late 2016, Spring Hill began the process of updating and modernizing the existing Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Regulations into a combined Unified Development Code (UDC). After much hard work by the Zoning Update Advisory Committee, the Planning Commission approved the new UDC in May and forwarded to the Board of Mayor and Alderman.
This week, the BOMA voted 9-0 to approve the UDC on second reading.
Adopting the UDC is a major accomplishment for the City, and will lead to more desirable development patterns that will serve Citizens well for years to come. You can find the new UDC in this link.
The UDC will not change development in Spring Hill overnight. But passing the UDC does set the foundation needed to begin the process of improving development patterns in Spring Hill.
I consider passing the UDC to be the most significant change to the City in the past 10 years, and is the accomplishment I am most proud of.
Capital Improvement Plan
The Capital Improvement Plan is the City’s 10 year road map to tackle the City’s major projects from roads to public safety to water & sewer utilities to parks & recreation to public works.
Currently, the identified needs exceed $177 million. The BOMA has prioritized the current proposed projects to finalize which projects must be addressed first, and which projects should be addressed in future years. This prioritization is extremely important in helping construct future City budgets and securing nessecary revenues.
I’d highly recommend you review the current projects, and hold the current BOMA and future BOMA’s accountable to ensure the Capital Improvement Plan becomes reality over the next 10 years.
Spring Hill honored 11 year old Savannah Holcombe in August, for her bravery in saving an even younger girl from drowning in a pool accident.
Savannah received the Life Saver Challenge coins from Spring Hill Police Chief Don Brite and Spring Hill Fire Chief Terry Hood.
You can read more about Savannah here.
Quick Items of Note
Both Duplex Rd and Beechcroft Rd construction projects continue on schedule…Duplex over McCutcheon creek is scheduled to re-open October 12th….traffic signal at Thompson’s Station Rd and Buckner Ln is scheduled for timing upgrade, expected to be completed by end of August….Spring Hill has adopted new Energy Conservation Building codes to match current 2018 standards….new fire and police uniforms have been purchased in addition to three new Dodge Charger patrol cars.
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