The compromise struck between developers and neighborhood groups had been in question, with some changes proposed by city staff. But yesterday the City Council’s housing committee passed the compromise agreement unanimously.

Since eight city councilmen sit on the housing committee, neighbors feel like this will be a strong base to get the final ordinance through at the Feb. 25 City Council meeting. The committee also added an amendment to review the implementations of the ordinance 18 months after it goes into effect.

To understand more about form-based zoning and the importance of this compromise to neighborhood residents, I keep going back to former city councilman Sandy Greyson’s column.

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