City Code Rewrite
In February of 2018 the City Council tasked Planning & Zoning Staff to initiate a complete rewrite of Title 10: Zoning and Subdivision Regulations. The main goals of the rewrite are:
- Update the current definitions so that they reflect our present needs
- Make the code navigation process more user friendly
- Streamline the development approval process
- Make it so the code reflects and administers to the goals, language, and strategies of the newly adopted comprehensive plan, Twin Falls: Grow With Us 2016.
Below you will find a link to the latest draft of the new Twin Falls Uniform Development Code. The link will be updated frequently as newer drafts are made available. Comments, suggestions, questions and concerns regarding the drafts can be emailed to Planning & Zoning Staff at email@example.com
To provide you with more information about the ongoing City Code Rewrite, and what it means for homeowners in the City of Twin Falls, we have provided you with comparisons of CURRENT City Code and the PROPOSED City Code. Move the slider to see the comparisons and proposed changes to property setbacks and buildable space.
8,000 Square Foot Lot with 3,360 Square Feet of buildable space under current City Code.
A 6,000 square foot lot can currently house up to 2,760 square feet of buildable space. Proposed changes would allow for up to 2,990 square feet of buildable space on a 6,000 square foot lot. An 8% increase.
And a 4,000 square foot lot that currently allows for up to 1,600 square feet of buildable space, would allow for up to 2,000 square feet of buildable space under the proposed code changes.
The Planning and Zoning Department's responsibility is to help plan growth within the community and the city's area of impact and to administer the Comprehensive Plan and Title 10 of Twin Falls City Code.
The implementation of these include advising the City Manager, the City Council, the Planning & Zoning Commission and the public regarding the issues relating to land use and planning and zoning regulations of the city. The department reviews building permit requests, holds public hearings, and investigates and seeks resolution of zoning complaints.