01-045-O

ORDINANCE NO. __________

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 50 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, ZONING DISTRICT MAP NO. 5, AS CONTAINED IN THE APPENDIX TO CHAPTER 50, TO PROVIDE FOR THE RECLASSIFICATION FROM R-2, TWO FAMILY RESIDENTIAL, TO R-3, APARTMENT RESIDENTIAL, PROPERTY LOCATED ON THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF 101ST AVENUE WEST AND MCGONAGLE STREET (LANTHIER).

BY COUNCILOR STENBERG:

The city of Duluth does ordain:

        Section 1.     That Plate No. 5 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:

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        Section 2.     That this ordinance shall take effect and be in force 30 days from and after its passage and publication.



STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This zoning ordinance amendment provides for a zoning change, from R-2, Two Family Residential, to R-3, Apartment Residential, for property located at 1202 101st Avenue West in Gary-New Duluth.

This is a former telephone switch board and equipment building, now a two-unit residential building. The zoning change is to facilitate the conversion of the building to three living units. The property measures 64 feet of frontage on 101st Avenue by 100 feet in depth along McGonagle Street. The existing two-story building, built in 1918, has been converted from a telephone company switchboard and switching equipment building to a two-unit residence totaling 2,310 square feet of floor area. Off-street parking is provided off the alley. Surrounding uses include single family, multi-family, former church, vacant, and commercial (utility).

The Duluth city planning commission unanimously approved of this zoning change, following a public hearing held September 11, 2001. In approving the zoning change, the commission made the following findings of fact in support of the change:
        (a)     The historic use of the property has been a public utility and multi-family.
        (b)     The use of the property as multi-family is an appropriate transition between commercial and single family, or in this case, two-family zoning.
        (c)     The change in potential density from two-family to multi-family is not in conflict with the neighborhood plan.

Application Accepted: August 26, 2001
Action Deadline: December 24, 2001