04-034-O

ORDINANCE NO. __________

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 50 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE 1959, AS AMENDED, ZONING DISTRICT MAP NOS. 7 AND 10 AS CONTAINED IN THE APPENDIX TO CHAPTER 50, TO PROVIDE FOR THE RECLASSIFICATION FROM M-1, MANUFACTURING, TO R-1-B, ONE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL, 20.18 ACRES OF PROPERTY LYING NORTH OF ARBOR AVENUE, EAST OF GRAND AVENUE AND 93RD AVENUE WEST, SOUTH OF HULETT AVENUE, AND WEST OF THE ST. LOUIS RIVER (FREEDOM DEVELOPMENT & CONSULTING).

BY COUNCILOR GILBERT:

The city of Duluth does ordain:

Section 1. That Plate Nos. 7 and 10 of the zoning district map as contained in the Appendix to Chapter 50 of the Duluth City Code, 1959, as amended, is amended to read as follows:

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(Reference File No. 04032)

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 R-1-b, One Family Residential, 20.18 acres of property lying north of Arbor Avenue, east of Grand Avenue and 93rd Avenue West, south of Hulett Avenue, and west of the St. Louis River.

The purpose of the rezoning is to facilitate the development of single and multifamily residential townhomes at 9320 Grand Avenue.

The Duluth City Planning Commission unanimously approved this zoning change following a public hearing held May 26, 2004. The Commissioners based their recommendation on the following findings:
1.) This rezoning does not appear to create conflicts with adjoining land uses or uses that would be allowed under the current zoning scheme.
2.) The underlying proposal appears to follow current development patterns for this neighborhood.
3.) The rezoning reduces potential land use conflicts between manufacturing activities and residential uses.

Date petition was certified: April 14, 2004
Action deadline: August 13, 2004