BY COUNCILOR STENBERG:01-009-O
ORDINANCE NO. __________
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 50 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE 1959, AS AMENDED, ZONING DISTRICT MAP NO. 32 AS CONTAINED IN THE APPENDIX TO CHAPTER 50, TO PROVIDE FOR THE RECLASSIFICATION OF 32 ACRES OF LAND FROM S SUBURBAN TO M-1 MANUFACTURING.
The city of Duluth does ordain:
Section 1. That plat No. 32 of the zoning district map as contained in the appendix to Chapter 50 of the Duluth City Code, 1959, is amended to read as follows:
Section 2. That this ordinance shall take effect and be in force 30 days
from and after its passage and publication.
This property is located west of Rice Lake Road, ½ mile north of Airport Road and ¼ mile south of Ridgeview Road. The purpose of the rezoning is to provide an area for storage of seasonal airport equipment and establish a secure storage facility for impounded and towed vehicles. The zoning description provides 100' of separation between the rezoned area and Rice Lake Road to the east and the State of Minnesota Property to the south.
The planning commission unanimously recommended approval of this zoning change at their regular meeting of March 13, 2001.
Approval of the zoning change from Suburban to M-1, Manufacturing rather than M-2 as petitioned, was based on the following findings;
1. This is an area of Airport Authority property which was acquired to preserve the approaches to the airport and avoid conflicts with land uses due to aircraft noise.
2. This area lacks utilities and the desired uses by the airport authority do not need utilities but do need an appropriate zoning classification.
3. This is an area where airport authority control over land use will assure that there will be no negative environmental impacts to this site or adjoining properties.
4. M-2 Manufacturing provides a more intensive land use than is presently required for airport related uses. M-2 zoning may be petitioned for at a later date, or may be recommended in the comprehensive planing process.
Date Application Received:
February 12, 2001 Action Deadline: June 12, 2001