The Garfield Planning Commission has scheduled a public forum at City Hall on April 25, 2019, starting at 6 PM. Citizens of Garfield are invited to attend the forum and provide input about possible changes in Ordinance #153: The City of Garfield Zoning Ordinance.
Ordinance #153 was passed in May 2013 and established five base districts within the City of Garfield: Agricultural, Residential Estates, Residential, Neighborhood Commercial, and Commercial. Ordinance #153 also sets requirements for land use and regulations for buildings within each of the five main districts.
The lot size requirement for residential districts in Garfield, specified in Ordinance #153, is a minimum of 1 acre. The public is being asked to consider a reduction in this lot size requirement to one half acre, provided that the lot passes a percolation test for soil absorption capability and suitability for a septic tank.
See Ordinance #153: The City of Garfield Zoning Ordinance below.