The Brighton City Council unanimously adopted a new zoning ordinance at its meeting Thursday night.

City Manager Nate Geinzer says the zoning ordinance has not been comprehensively addressed since 1981 and updating it is overdue. He says the document will take advantage of technological advances made in recent years and yet be much more user friendly. Joe Tangari of Giffels Webster, the city’s planning consultants, gave a presentation on the new ordinance at the meeting. City officials say the primary motive in promulgating a new zoning ordinance was improving the development climate with clearer and more easy-to-navigate rules and guidelines.

However, Tangari says the city also wanted to make it easier for the individual to follow, whether building a house, putting on an addition, applying for a lot split or any other procedure that requires it be in accordance with city rules and regulations. No one spoke at the public hearing preceding adoption of the new zoning ordinance, which takes effect on Oct. 20. (TT)