Allow Tall Buildings?
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The Sonora City Council will decide whether buildings taller than 35 ft. should be allowed in additional areas.
Currently the city allows buildings taller than 35 ft. in various areas of the city, with a Conditional Use Permit. This includes the downtown historic district on S. Washington Street, the Downtown Plaza, and the Sonora Plaza Shopping Center (by Orchard Supply). Those areas are either designated as "Commercial", "Tourist and Administrative Zone", or "Multi-family Residential."
However, a building of this height is not allowed in parcels designated as simply "General Commercial." Those areas include the Timberhills Shopping Center, Crossroads, and the former Andy's site. It is noted that if the changes are approved, builders would still have to receive a Conditional Use Permit from the city to exceed 35 ft.
This week's meeting will be held Tuesday at 5pm at Sonora City Hall.
Written by BJ Hansen