04-013-O

REPLACEMENT

ORDINANCE NO. __________

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 50 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE 1959, AS AMENDED, ZONING DISTRICT MAP NO. 17, AS CONTAINED IN THE APPENDIX TO CHAPTER 50, TO PROVIDE FOR THE RECLASSIFICATION FROM M-1, MANUFACTURING, TO C-2, HIGHWAY COMMERCIAL DISTRICT, PROPERTIES LOCATED ALONG THE LOWER SIDE OF GRAND AVENUE BETWEEN 41ST AND 42ND AVENUES WEST (ESLER, ET AL.).

BY COUNCILOR GILBERT:

The city of Duluth does ordain:

Section 1. That Plate No. 17 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:

(MAP)
(Reference File No. 04011)

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 M-1, Manufacturing, to C-2, Highway Commercial District, properties located along the lower side of Grand Avenue between 41st and 42nd Avenues West.

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

In recommending approval of the zoning change, the commission made the following findings of fact in support of the change:
1.
This zoning change provides an appropriate transition between residential and light manufacturing.
2.
This is an expansion of an existing commercial zone.
3.
This request is consistent with the(Comprehensive) Draft Schematic Plan for District #2. It is not inconsistent with the 1987 West Duluth Plan.
4. This request will make the three existing residential uses "conforming."

Date certification received: February 20, 2004
Action deadline: May 20, 2004