Orange is the New Green - Zoning Code Update

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Introduction

The County of Orange has embarked on a comprehensive update to its Zoning Code to incorporate sustainable policies and best management practices.  The updated Zoning Code is intended to achieve a new standard of sustainability and flexibility that will accommodate future technological advances. 

As the County moves forward through this process, residents, business owners, community groups, advocacy groups, and stakeholders are welcome to participate in the process.  Community workshops will be held over the next several months to provide information regarding the “Orange is the New Green” Zoning Code Update.  During these workshops, County staff will be on hand to provide information and answer questions.  If you are interested in attending one of these upcoming community workshops, please see the schedule below.

The County welcomes your input and invites comments on the proposed revisions.  To view and/or download the draft Zoning Code Update, please use the links below.  Please submit your comments to: OCZoningCode@ocpw.ocgov.com.  If you prefer, written comments can be submitted to: OC Development Services/Planning, Attn: Joanna Chang, 300 North Flower Street, P.O. Box 4018, Santa Ana, CA  92702.

If you have any questions regarding the “Orange is the New Green” Zoning Code Update, please contact:

Joanna Chang, Land Use Manager

Phone phone icon (714) 667-8815 or email at envelope Joanna.chang@ocpw.ocgov.com

Draft County of Orange Zoning Code Update

The first round of public outreach and comments started on April 26, 2018 and ended on June 26, 2018.  Public comments can be viewed by clicking here.  Another 30-day public comment period will be available in the Fall of 2018 prior to submittal of the final draft of the Zoning Code Update to the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors. In the meantime, public comments will be accepted throughout this process.

The Zoning Code Update flyers can be viewed by clicking on the links below.  
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The Draft Zoning Code Update includes an updated format which means most Zoning Code sections will have updated section numbers.  To help locate specific topics, a “Crosswalk” has been prepared to identify the newly assigned section numbers. 

               NEW OC Draft ZC Article 2, Subarticle 1 Introductory Provisions - Revised 5.9.18 

                NEW OC Draft ZC Article 2, Subarticle 4 Development and Site Regulations - Revised 5.18.18

                Draft "Tree Preservation Ordinance," Subarticle 4, Section 7-9-69

                NEW OC Draft ZC Article 2, Subarticle 6 Administration and Permits - Revised 5.15.18

                NEW OC Draft ZC Article 2, Subarticle 7 General Terms - Revised 5.9.18 

Upcoming Community Workshops

  • May 9, 2018: Orange County Planning Commission - Workshop. Time: 1:30 p.m.

                   Location: 333 W. Santa Ana Blvd., Santa Ana, CA 92701

            Topics:

      • Article 1 - Decision-Making Bodies
      • Article 2, Subarticle 1 - Introductory Provisions
      • Article 2, Subarticle 7 - General Terms/Definitions
  • May 9, 2018: Foothill Trabuco Specific Plan Review Board  Time: 7:00 p.m.  

                    Location: O'Neill Park Community Center Room, 30892 Trabuco Canyon Road, Trabuco Canyon, CA 92678 

  • May 16, 2018: North Tustin Advisory Committee  Time: 7:00 p.m.  

                    Location: Tustin Unified School District, Board Chamber Room, 300 S. "C" Street, Tustin, CA 92780 

  • May 23, 2018: Orange County Planning Commission - Workshop. Time: 1:30 p.m.

            Topics:

      • Article 2, Subarticle 4 - Site Development Regulations 
      • Article 2, Subarticle 6 - Administration and Permits 
      • Individual Topic - Tree Preservation Ordinance
  • June 6, 2018: Coto de Caza Planning Advisory Committee  Time: 6:00 p.m.  

                     Location: Bell Tower Regional Community Center, 22232 El Paseo, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

  •  June 7, 2018: Orange Park Advisory Committee Time: 7:00 p.m.

                     Location: Salem Lutheran Church/School, 6500 E. Santiago Canyon Rd, Orange, CA 92869

  • June 12, 2018: Inter-Canyon League. Time: 7:00 p.m.

                    Location: Silverado Community Center, 27641 Silverado Canyon Road, CA 92676

  • June 13, 2018: Orange County Planning Commission - Workshop. Time: 1:30 p.m.

            Topics:

      • Article 2, Subarticle 5 - Standards for Specific Users and Activities
      • Individual Topic - Tree Preservation Ordinance
      • Individual Topic - Short Term Rentals
      • Individual Topic - Residential Care Facilities/Sober Living Homes
  • June 18, 2018: Community Action Partnership of Orange County. Time: 4:30 p.m. 

                    Location: El Modena Family Resource Center, 18672 E. Center Ave, Orange, CA 92869

  • June 19, 2018: Rossmoor Homeowner's Association. Time: 7:00 p.m.

                    Location: Rossmoor Park, 3232 Hedwig Rd, Rossmoor, CA

  • June 20, 2018: Midway City. Time: 6:30p.m.

                    Location: 14900 Park Lane, Midway City, CA A92655

  • June 27, 2018: Orange County Planning Commission - Workshop. Time: 1:30 p.m.

            Topics:     

      • Article 2, Subarticle 2 - Base District
      • Article 2, Subarticle 3 - Overlay, Combining and Other Districts
      • Individual Topic - Parking and Loading Regulations
      • Individual Topic - Tree Preservation Ordinance (Follow-up Response from Staff)
  • July 18, 2018: Orange Park Acres Meeting. Time: 7:30 p.m.

                    Location: Moreno's Restaurant, 4328 E. Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92869

  •  August 7, 2018: West Anaheim Island Meeting. Time: 7:00 p.m.

                    Location: 2219 W. Orange Ave, Anaheim, CA 92804

  • August 22, 2018: Orange County Planning Commission - Workshop. Time: 1:30 p.m. Tentative

 

Current Zoning Code and Zoning Map

Planning Commission Meetings and Study Sessions/Workshops

  • Click here to view Previous Meetings and Study Sessions/Workshops