BY COUNCILOR STAUBER:
The city of Duluth does ordain:
Section 1. That Plate No. 33 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:
(Reference File No. 06112)
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 R-1-a (Single Family Residential) to C-5 (Planned Commercial Development) 5.5 acres in the area described as the easterly 550 feet of the southerly 433 feet of the easterly 1858.11 feet of the S1/2 of the SE1/4, Section 8, Township 50, Range 14, on Arrowhead Road west of Rice Lake Road, in the Duluth Heights neighborhood (Reference File No. 06112). The applicant states that: AThis re-zoning will be in the public interest because the surrounding use is no longer residential, the adjoining property on the east side is commercial, and it is consistent with the Comprehensive Plan. The purpose of this zoning change is to make it consistent with the property to its east.@
This ordinance should have no effect on the tax base.
The Duluth city planning commission unanimously approved this zoning change following a public hearing held on February 13, 2007.
In approving the zoning change the commission made the following findings of fact in support of the change:
(a) The re-zoning is in concurrence with surrounding area uses;
(b) The request is in compliance with Duluth=s C5 zoning regulations;
(c) The re-zoning would be in the public=s interest.
Date of certification: January 22, 2007
Action deadline: May 23, 2007