04-012-O

ORDINANCE NO. __________

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 50 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE 1959, AS AMENDED, ZONING DISTRICT MAP NO. 28, AS CONTAINED IN THE APPENDIX TO CHAPTER 50, TO PROVIDE FOR THE RECLASSIFICATION FROM R-1-B, SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL, TO C-4, BUSINESS CENTER COMMERCIAL DISTRICT, PROPERTY LOCATED AT 24 WILLOW STREET (ERLEMEIER/BAKER/LARSON).

BY COUNCILOR GILBERT:

The city of Duluth does ordain:

Section 1. That Plate No. 28 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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(Reference File No. 04007)

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 a zoning change, from R-1-b, One Family Residential, to C-4, Business Center Commercial District, the former St. Louis County First District toolhouse property located at 24 East Willow Street in Duluth Heights.

The Duluth city planning commission unanimously recommended denial of this zoning change following a public hearing held March 9, 2004.

In recommending denial of the zoning change, the commission made the following findings of fact in support of the denial:
1. There is no private right to the use of this property; a limited use was granted to St. Louis County for the public convenience;
2. The C-4, Business Center Commercial District, by its title as well as the historical application by the city, is intended for the business center of the city of Duluth, not for random application throughout the city;
3. There is no relationship to historic or current land use planning efforts in this neighborhood;
4. This is a spot zone request (see definition in the staff report).

Date Application Received: January 21, 2004
Action Deadline: May 19, 2004