“We are stopping the train for a six month period,” said Ernst. “This gives time to get through the Character Area Study and in to the Zoning Ordinance Rewrite.”
Ernst indicated the city would be voting on the item on August 2nd, but later said it may be as late as August 9th. He said legal aspects prevent the City from doing an even longer moratorium.
Ernst also made it clear that this moratorium will not affect applications that have already been filed, nor would it stop property owners who do not require rezonings from applying for, and if approved, proceeding with, development.