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 Item 3.
COMMITTEE MEMORANDUM

TO: Land Use and Development Committee

FROM: Jimmy L. Morales, City Manager

DATE: April 4, 2018
TITLE:

DISCUSSION PERTAINING TO ANTICIPATED INCREASES IN EXTREME HEAT AND THE IMPACT ON BUILDING AND SITE PLAN DESIGN.


HISTORY:

On July 26, 2017, at the request of Commissioner John Elizabeth Aleman, the City Commission referred the subject discussion to the Land Use and Development Committee (LUDC) and Planning Board for consideration and recommendation (Item C4 A). On October 11, 2017, the Land Use and Development Committee continued the item to a date certain of December 11, 2017.

On December 11, 2017, the Land Use Committee discussed the item, including a narrative of potential options. The LUDC directed staff to draft an ordinance with both incentive and requirement options and continued the item to the February, 2018 meeting. On February 21, 2018, the item was deferred to March 14, 2018.

Analysis

The Administration has identified a variety of strategies to address the impacts of urban heat island (UHI) and improve resilience. Attached is a table describing the items identified, associated benefits, potential costs, the current actions the City is pursuing regarding these items and staff recommendations for incentives. Staff believes this chart is a better way to assess and pinpoint those options suitable for an actual ordinance.

CONCLUSION:
The Administration recommends the LUDC discuss the variety of options set-forth in the attached table and provide appropriate policy direction. If there is consensus on the options included, it is further recommended that a draft ordinance be prepared for review by the Land use Committee in April, or for referral to the Planning Board.

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Attachment TableMemo