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BILL NO. 17-024Ord.No:          18725

Agenda Title:

17-024 - 2R. An ordinance amending the Zoning District Map as to tract of ground located at 622 S. Crysler Avenue from District R-18/PUD (Moderate Density Residential/Planned Unit Development) to District R-30/PUD (High Density Residential/Planned Unit Development) and approving a Preliminary Development Plan, in Independence, Jackson County, Missouri.
Recommendations:

Commissioner Preston made a motion to recommend approval of the application with the condition that the driveway and a parking area for at least five vehicles be paved.  A second to the motion was made by Commissioner Read. The Independence Planning Commission voted as follows:

Commissioner Ferguson

-

Absent

Commissioner McClain

-

Yes

Commissioner Ashbaugh

-

Absent

Commissioner Preston

-

Yes

Commissioner Boley

-

Yes

Commissioner Read

-

Yes

 

The motion passed and such application is forwarded to the City Council for its consideration. Staff recommends approval of this application.

Executive Summary:

Builders Development Corporation requests a rezoning from R-18/PUD (Moderate Density Residential/Planned Unit Development) to R-30/PUD (High Density Residential/Planned Unit Development), and receive approval of a Preliminary Development Plan, for property located at 622 S. Crysler Avenue.

Given the property’s size at 0.18 acres, the current R-18/PUD zoning district allows for no more than three dwelling units on this property. Changing to R-30/PUD would allow for no more than five. Furthermore, given the ages of the residents, the house is not considered a Foster Care Home; nor does the use fall within any other group home categories identified in the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO). As such, a Special Use is not required for the property.

Background:

Drumm Farm Center for Children started the Compass program in 2011 after being awarded an Affordable Housing Assistance Program (AHAP) housing production tax credit.  Drumm Farm used the AHAP tax credit to rehab a building on its campus adding five units for housing and independent living support services for young adults that have aged out of the foster care system, and may be in danger of becoming homeless. 

Drumm Farm, in partnership with Builders Development Corporation, submits this application as a step towards converting a current four dwelling unit at 622 S. Crysler Avenue, into a five dwelling unit, with the intention of furthering Drumm Farm’s Compass program by providing independent living support services for the newly emancipated young adults.  The applicant states that the services to be provided will include: housing, instruction and life skills support, independent living planning, healthy relationships and a network of support from Drumm Farm staff, board and the extended community.

The structure at 622 S. Crysler is currently tagged as a dangerous building, however, is not beyond repair.  As the house will require extensive renovation, a building permit will be required.  Needed improvements will include a repaved driveway and a parking area for five vehicles. 

Planning Commission Action: 

At its February 14, 2017  Planning Commission meeting, the motion for approval passed by a vote of 4-0, after consideration of the following facts:

 

  1. That, the rezoning is consistent with the review criteria listed in Section 14-701-02 of the City Code;
  2. That, a public hearing was held pursuant to a notice duly published according to law, at which time all interested parties were given the full opportunity to be heard;
  3. That, rezoning the property from R-18/PUD to R-30/PUD will allow for five residential units in the structure;
  4. That, at the Planning Commission hearing, no residents had questions and concerns about the rezoning application;
  5. That, at the hearing, no petition protesting this application was presented;
  6. That, the existing driveway and parking pad was in disrepair, needing to be repaired.

 

Planning Commission minutes are available in the Community Development Department.


Department:          Community DevelopmentContact Person:          Tom Scannell


REVIEWERS:
DepartmentAction
City Clerk DepartmentApproved

Council Action:          Council Action:          Accepted

ATTACHMENTS:
DescriptionType
Staff ReportBackup Material
Rezoning OrdinanceOrdinance
Plot PlanBackup Material
Letter from ApplicantBackup Material