BY COUNCILOR GILBERT:
BE IT RESOLVED, that the petition to rezone the subject property located at 1225 East First Street to allow for C-1, Commercial District, is denied based on the following findings:
To be determined by the city council
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution is a counter action to Ordinance 06-024-O and denies the petition for a zoning change, from R-3, Apartment Residential, to C-1, Commercial District, for property located at 1225 East First Street. The property is currently occupied by the Lake Superior Dental Clinic. The applicant states that the purpose of this request is “to make this property available for continued commercial use consistent with the area. We believe that this rezoning will be in the public interest because it updates the property classification to reflect usage for the past 25 years.”
The Duluth city planning commission voted 9-0 to APPROVE this zoning change following a public hearing held July 11, 2006.
In recommending approval of the zoning change the commission made the following findings of fact:
1. Property has been used for commercial activity since November 1978.
2. Action corrects a mapping error.
3. The clinic appears compatible with surrounding land uses.
4. Conforms to the recently adopted comprehensive plan.
This ordinance should have no effect on the tax base as the property is
already developed and no changes are being proposed.
Application received: May 26, 2006
Action deadline: September 24, 2006