SHERIDAN — Unincorporated areas of Sheridan County will see reduced minimum yard setback distance requirements after Sheridan County commissioners passed a resolution amending rules and regulations Tuesday morning.
The Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission initiated a change in setback requirements to a traditional neighborhood overlay zone format for unincorporated areas in Sheridan County, including Parkman, Parkman Addition, Mattox Addition, Big Horn, Downers Addition, Sayer Subdivision, Woods Addition, Wood Subdivision of Block nine, Ucross, Model, Arvada and Arvada First and Second Additions.
Those areas will now have traditional neighborhood setback requirements for residential dwellings, detached garages and detached accessory dwellings and structures.
Commission chairman Steve Maier said the change recognizes the historic nature of Sheridan County’s earlier communities that were initially platted and not revisited. Both Maier and Commissioner Tom Ringley praised county planner Mark Reid for his efforts to help community members through this resolution.
Reid said the Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission initiated proceedings on July 6 and held a public hearing on Sept. 7 to receive public comment. Following public comment, the planning commission recommended approval, bringing the resolution to the Sheridan County commissioners during their Nov. 7 meeting.
The commissioners unanimously approved the resolution.