BY PRESIDENT GILBERT:00-0488R
RESOLUTION SETTING FORTH FINDINGS OF FACT AND CONCLUSION FOR THE DENIAL OF THE REZONING REQUEST CONTAINED IN ORDINANCE NO. 00-017-O.
WHEREAS, an application was made to rezone property located at 9211 West Skyline Parkway from R-1-a Single Family to C-5 Planned Commercial for the purpose of constructing a Hardee's Restaurant in the Thompson Hill area; and
WHEREAS, the above rezoning request was heard by the Duluth City Council at a public hearing in the city council chambers on June 26, 2000; and
WHEREAS, the Duluth City Council heard further testimony on the matter on June 26, 2000, at the city council meeting before voting on the matter;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Duluth City Council makes the following findings of fact and conclusion:
FINDINGS OF FACT
(a) The zoning change requested is inappropriate because it is inconsistent with the state designation of scenic byway that has been given to the Skyline Drive;
(b) Rezoning this area at this time is inappropriate because the city of Duluth has just received a $77,500 grant from the federal government to study the Skyline Drive corridor for zoning and other purposes and the study has not yet started;
(c) Rezoning requested is inappropriate at this time because the city's comprehensive plan for the area is not completed at this time;
(d) Rezoning for commercial purposes of the area is not appropriate because the scenic view from Thompson Hill is one of the most environmentally sensitive areas in the city and a cluster of commercial development at this scenic entrance to the city would have a detrimental impact on the city's image and character;
(e) This rezoning would result in an area of residential zoning between commercial zones.
It is not appropriate to
rezone property located at 9211 West Skyline Parkway from R-1-a to C-5
Planned Commercial because of the negative impact it will have on the city.