BY COUNCILOR GILBERT:
St. Louis County has submitted to the city council a request for a special use permit for a heated storage building (Zoning Code Section 50-35(t)) on property described as W1/2, NW1/4, Section 16, T50N, R14W, and located at 2501 Rice Lake Road; and said permit application was duly referred to the city planning commission for a study, report and public hearing held September 14, 2006, and the city planning commission has subsequently reported its approval to the city council; and
The approval was made because of the city planning commission's findings that appropriate safeguards will exist to protect the comprehensive plan and to conserve and to protect property values in the neighborhood if conditions are observed.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that a special use permit is hereby granted to St. Louis County to allow for the construction of a heated storage building at 2501 Rice Lake Road, on the condition that the development be consistent with plans submitted by Stanius Johnson entitled “St. Louis County Storage Building,” dated 8/12/06, Sheets A100, A 110, A 200, and A 300, identified as Public Document No. ___________.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution grants a special use permit to St. Louis County for a heated storage building (Zoning Code Section 50-35(t)) on the Chris Jensen/Cook Home property at 2501 Rice Lake Road (FN 06079).
The proposal is to construct a 30' by 75' heated storage building for use by Chris Jensen Nursing Home. The building is for storage only and will not have office space. Earlier this year city council approved a public safety building and communication tower at this site which is located just west of the proposed storage building.
The planning commission unanimously approved this resolution at its September 14, 2006 meeting. In recommending this resolution, the commission made the following findings;
1. Will the proposed special use result in a random pattern of development with little contiguity to existing or programmed development? No, this proposal is an addition to an existing complex of county facilities.
2 Will the requested use(s) cause anticipated negative fiscal or environmental impacts upon the community? No, adequate public utilities serve the site.
3. Will conditions and safeguards protect the comprehensive plan and conserve and protect property and property values in the neighborhood? Other than limiting the permit to the requested improvements, no conditions or other safeguards have been identified.
4. What appropriate conditions and safeguards, including performance bonds and a specified period of time for the permit, are necessary? None identified as of this writing.
Date filed: August 8, 2006
Action deadline: December 5, 2006