Sep 11, 2013 9:04 AM by AP (Photo courtesy MGN Online)
The city of Walker has adopted a Unified Development Code.
After a public hearing, the Board of Aldermen voted unanimously Monday to adopt the code and stipulated if the building and planning fees included in it are lowered at a later date, affected residents and businesses will be refunded the difference.
In 2011, the city received a state-administered $97,000 grant from the federal government to create a master plan.
The new UDC code clarifies requirements governing commercial signs, provides for optional site plan reviews in the case of possible wetlands or flood-plain problems, updates parking standards for residential, commercial and industrial properties and adds landscaping and drainage standards for commercial properties, among other changes.