Small Box Retail Diversity Study

Study Information

On June 21, 2018, the City Council passed Motion M-18-256 which directed the City Planning Commission to conduct a public hearing and study to appropriately classify, define and regulate “small box discount stores”, including but not limited to recommended use standards – including requirements to provide fresh food and limitations on the sale of alcoholic beverages, proper restrictions (spacing/block-face), and recommendations as to the appropriate zoning districts whereby said use is to be permitted by-right, conditional, and prohibited. For purposes of this study, “small box discount stores” include businesses that have a floor area of 5,000 to 10,000 square feet, which sell at retail physical goods, products, or merchandise directly to the consumer, including food or beverages for off-premises consumption, household products, personal grooming and health products, and other consumer goods, with the majority of items being offered for sale at lower than the typical market price, but does not: dedicate at least 15% of floor area to fresh foods and vegetables, contain a prescription pharmacy or offer for sale gasoline or diesel fuel.

The City Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the Small Box Retail Diversity Study on September 11, 2018 in the City Council Chamber of City Hall.  The public hearing will begin following the 1:30pm regular zoning meeting, but no earlier than 3:00pm.  All interested parties are encouraged to attend, and all relevant comments concerning existing regulations or proposed changes are encouraged.

Study Documents

Small Box Retail Diversity Study Timeline

Thurs, June 21, 2018 City Council Motion Directs CPC to Study
Ongoing Stakeholder Meetings
Tues, Sep 4, 2018 Preliminary Report Released to Public
Tues, Sep 11th, 2018 Public Hearing for Comments
Mon, Nov 26, 2018 Deadline for Public Comment
Tues, Nov 27, 2018 Study Report Released to Public
Tues, Dec 11th, 2018 Study Presented to CPC