December 22, 2021

The City of Bonita Springs adopted the following changes to the Land Development Code (LDC):

picture of downtown bonitaDowntown Form-Based Code, Sec. 4-868-Uses

The Downtown Form-Based Code represents a shift from focusing mainly on uses, to instead focusing primarily on site design and site functionality.  A small use table was included as part of the code revisions and has been amended with this amendment to better reflect where churches/places of worship are able to practice. The amendment are in line with the provisions of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA).

Picture of Bonita Beach Road Overlay MapBonita Beach Road Corridor Overlay, Sec.  4-898-Permitted Uses

The Bonita Beach Road Corridor Overlay District was approved in December of 2019. Since that time, Staff has identified changes based on input from the existing business community and discussions with potential businesses that want to locate here.   These amendments include adding uses by right and/or special exception, modifying permitted uses and uses by special exception, prohibiting uses, and modifying/including footnotes that further regulate uses.  No verbiage changes have been made to the footnotes relative to density or intensity of uses in the Coastal Management Area.

Division 26- Parking

This amendment affects several sections that encourage and support shared parking infrastructure,  reduce impervious surfaces, and reduces urban heating.   Staff compared parking regulations from other jurisdictions within the region and recommended these amendments to support those concepts.  The amendments also included language to support multiple modalities (standard vehicles, compact vehicles, electric vehicles, scooters, etc.) and opportunities for an Applicant to request alternative parking requirements.

For additional information on these three areas please download Ordinance No. 21-10

Developments of City Impact (DCI)

This amendment is to clarify standards under the Section 4-272- Developments of City Impact of Land Development Code (LDC) Chapter 4-Zoning.   The first change includes noncommercial schools and the second includes the changes to the Health Care Facilities consistent with changes that took place in Ordinance No. 17-03.   For additional information please download Ordinance No. 21-09.

Accessory Structure Setbacks for Alleys

This amendment establishes accessory structure setbacks for alleys outside of the Downtown District.  For additional information please download Ordinance No. 21-12.

If you have any questions regarding these amendments, please contact Jacqueline Genson at (239) 444-6150