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City of Independence
AGENDA ITEM COVER SHEET
BILL NO. 18-09218941

Agenda Title:

18-092 - 2R. An ordinance amending the Unified Development Ordinance, Chapter 14, of the Independence City Code which will amend animal shelter and boarding regulations in Table 301-1 in Section 14-301-01.
Recommendations:

Commissioner Read made a motion to approve the case.  A second to the motion was made by Commissioner McClain. The Independence Planning Commission voted as follows:

Commissioner Goldesberry

-

Absent

Commissioner McClain

-

Yes

Commissioner Ashbaugh

-

Yes

Commissioner Preston

-

Yes

Commissioner Ferguson

-

Absent

Commissioner Read

-

Yes

Commissioner Wiley

-

Yes

 

 

 

 

The motion for approval passed with a 5-0 vote and such application is forwarded to the City Council for its consideration.

 

Staff recommends approval of the adoption of the proposed amendment.

Executive Summary:

The City proposes Amendment #34 of the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) relating to animal shelters and boarding in Table 301-1.

Background:

A recent review of a possible animal boarding/daycare facility brought to light that the current 200’ restriction of these types of uses from residential zoning districts, when located in a C-2 or C-3 zoning district, made them nearly impossible to locate amongst many of the City’s major corridors where strip zoning was implemented several decades ago.  As such, staff proposes removing the current 200’ restriction of animal shelter or boarding facilities from residential zoning districts, when located in a C-2 or C-3 zoning district, and amending to instead require a special use permit if located within 200’ of a residential zoning district.  By doing such, the outright restriction would be eliminated, and the City Council would have final approval authority after a hearing by the Planning Commission.

Department:          Community DevelopmentContact Person:          Tom Scannell


REVIEWERS:
DepartmentAction
City Clerk DepartmentApproved

Council Action:          Council Action:          Accepted

ATTACHMENTS:
DescriptionType
Staff ReportBackup Material
UDO ChangesBackup Material
Draft OrdinanceOrdinance