On Thursday, July 18, 2019 the proposed New Zoning Ordinance (NewZO) passed 8-1 at City Council for adoption. We are excited that the old ordinance adopted in 1960 is now in the history books! The NewZO is more efficient, transparent, and more consistent with today’s development patterns and our vision for future growth as expressed in the Comprehensive and Strategic Plans.
NewZO supports healthy eating and active living by promoting a healthy built environment. Please join us in thanking our Aldermen for taking this critical step forward.
Health starts where we live, learn, work, and play!
Everyone should have choices that will lead to a long, healthy, life regardless of where they live. NewZO is an important opportunity to help our community be healthy.
Healthy Eating: People who live close to places to buy healthy food are more likely to have better eating habits, reduced obesity, and better health. Locally, one in four children lives in a neighborhood without access to healthy food.
Active Living: When children can walk to school, parks, and playgrounds, they are more likely to be healthy and do better in school. Physical activity reduces the risk of illness and chronic disease – and – improves mental health and wellness.
To learn more, visit http://newzo.org