McCall, Idaho― September 13, 2016

At the request of the McCall Area Planning and Zoning Commission, an amendment to how building heights are measured within McCall City Code will be considered.

Currently, building height is measured vertically from the grade of the ground before any site grading or excavation has occurred to the top of any building element.  The proposed amendment would change this definition so that building height is measured from either the existing grade of the ground or the grade of the ground that is modified during construction, whichever is greater.  This amendment is proposed by the McCall Area Planning and Zoning Commission in response to several recent projects that have used site excavation to create building fronts that exceed the maximum height of 35 feet for residential project.

Public Hearings will be held for initial consideration of these code amendments during McCall Area Planning and Zoning Commission’s meeting on Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 4:30 p.m. in Legion Hall at 216 E. Park Street. The Planning and Zoning Commission will make a recommendation to City Council.

City Council makes final decisions regarding any amendments to McCall City Code. A second public hearing will be held during City Council’s consideration of the code amendments at a later date to be determined.  The public may comment by attending this meeting or by submitting written comment to the City of McCall one week in advance of the meeting.

This amendment to McCall’s Code is proposed in advance of a comprehensive evaluation of the entire McCall City Code that is planned to follow the update to McCall’s Comprehensive Plan currently underway