What are Objective Development Standards?
Objective development standards are those which involve no personal or subjective judgement. They are independently and uniformly verifiable. The purpose of objective development standards is to make regulations more predictable and easier to interpret and implement for all involved.
Recent State legislation mandates that Cities may only apply objective standards when reviewing multi-family residential projects. While many of the development standards in the City’s Zoning Code are objective, the City has initiated this project to ensure that the development standards support high quality multi-family and mixed-use development in a manner which is enforceable under current State law.