BY COUNCILOR GILBERT:
BE IT RESOLVED, that the petition to rezone the subject property located at 1901 South 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 06-035 and denies the petition for a zoning change, from M-1, Manufacturing, to C-1, Commercial District, for property located at 1901 South Street. The property is occupied by a newly constructed office building and parking lot. Applicant states “the purpose of this rezoning is to make this property available for residential use as a mixed use facility in addition to the existing two levels of office space in the newly constructed building. We believe that this rezoning will be in the public interest because this property is currently surrounded by residential properties and additional residential units would fit the integrity of the neighborhood rather than the current zoning (M-1) which allows for construction of industrial type buildings and applications. Parking demands for residential use are not as intense compared to a commercial application.”
The Duluth city planning commission voted 6-0-1 APPROVE this zoning change following a public hearing held September 12, 2006.
In recommending approval of the zoning change the commission made the following findings of fact:
1. Conforms to the recently adopted comprehensive plan;
2. Property is zoned M-1, changing zoning to C-1 reduces potential conflicts with adjacent properties;
3. Proposed zoning is C-1 which is compatible to zoning along London Road which is C-2.
This ordinance should have no effect on the tax base as the property is already developed and no changes are being proposed.
Application received: August 8, 2006
Action deadline: December 5, 2006