Sunday, November 7, 2010


The proposal to rezone the area around the intersection of Old and New Hwy 51 from Rural Residential to Secondary Business has attracted quite a bit of opposition. Despite the fact that 6 people spoke in opposition to it and a petition with 70 signatures on it came before the Planning Commission last July, the Commission voted 4 to 1 in favor of the rezoning. City Council votes on the rezoning this Tuesday.

City staff recommends city council not approve the rezoning as it runs counter to the just approved Comprehensive Plan, saying:

The 2010 Comprehensive Plan designates the future land use of this area as agriculture. This is in attempt to conserve natural areas and protect them, and low density residential areas, from the encroachment of incompatible uses as well as direct future development to locations with existing infrastructure. Taking this into consideration as well as the fact that the zoning change is not necessary to maintain the operation of the dentist office, staff recommended denial of the zoning request.

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