Jackson Zoning Ordinance Update

Houseal Lavigne was selected to work with the City to create One Jackson, a master plan to help unify the City’s numerous neighborhoods and leverage resources and partner organizations to work toward a shared vision for the future. After the adoption of the plan, Houseal Lavigne was again retained by the City to update its Zoning Ordinance to align with goals, objectives, and policies of the Plan and to improve quality of life.

The updated Zoning Ordinance addresses the Growth Scenario Assessment included in the Plan in order to accommodate future growth at available sites within Jackson’s core, focusing reinvestment and revitalization in established neighborhoods while conserving natural resources on the City’s fringe. To accomplish this, existing zoning districts were recommended to be consolidated and greater development intensity and density were proposed for areas within the City’s core.