What is a development code?

A development code regulates construction and building projects. 

This may include new construction, substantial rehabilitation or renovation to existing properties, or any significant changes to any individual property. Among other things, it can regulate building height, distance between a building and its property line, property use and housing density.

A development code almost always includes a section specifically about zoning, which establishes different development rules for different parts of the community.

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1. What is a development code?
2. Why is the city’s development code being updated?
3. What can (and can't) the development code do?
4. Who is rewriting the development code, and how are they doing it?