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File #: O-014-20    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Reported to Council
File created: 12/13/2019 In control: Zoning & Planning Committee
On agenda: 1/2/2020 Final action:
Title: Approving and adopting the M-10-19 Study of Residential Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers, as an amendment to the Toledo Municipal Code for the City of Toledo, Ohio; and declaring an emergency.
Attachments: 1. Plan Commission Report
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Zoning & Planning Committee

Title
Approving and adopting the M-10-19 Study of Residential Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers, as an amendment to the Toledo Municipal Code for the City of Toledo, Ohio; and declaring an emergency.

Summary
SUMMARY & BACKGROUND:
This case was previously heard at the February 14, 2019 Toledo City Plan Commission hearing and the March 20, 2019 Zoning and Planning Committee meeting. It was deferred for six months by Toledo City Council to allow additional time to study the issue and address concerns presented at the March 20th meeting and referred back to the Plan Commission staff at the August 14, 2019 meeting as the six month, September 18, 2019 deadline approached. Additionally, an extension of the moratorium on Drug & Alcohol Facilities in District 4 is set to expire on December 31, 2019.

An update on activity since the deferral in March follows:

Meetings were held with public agencies and the Law Department to review some of concerns from the March 20th meeting. Staff agreed to adjust the classification criteria of a residential facility to focus on licensed medical treatment and exempt informal treatment such as house meetings from this category. This shifts most recovery housing to a "Household Living" or "Group Living" use based solely on the number of residents and the configuration of the structure. The most common configuration is a "Group Rental" land use, where individuals have separate bedrooms/beds, but share a larger communal living space.

The separation of longer term housing from medical treatment adds clarity to the "Drug and Alcohol Residential Facility" use, by focusing on the non-residential services provided and the number of individuals at the facility similar to other use categories, such as a "Nursing Home." It also is consistent with state laws that allow local governments to regulate a "Residential Facility, Large" differently than a "Residential Facility, Small" as the o...

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