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City of Independence
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BILL NO. 17-0481st R.

Agenda Title:

17-048 - 1R. An ordinance amending the Zoning District Map as to a tract of ground located south of East 18th Street to a point south of East 20th Street from District R-12 (Two-Family Residential) to District I-1 (Industrial) in Independence, Jackson County, Missouri.
Recommendations:

Commissioner Preston made a motion to recommend approval of the application.  A second to the motion was made by Commissioner McClain. The Independence Planning Commission voted as follows:

Commissioner Goldesberry

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No

Commissioner McClain

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Yes

Commissioner Ashbaugh

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Yes

Commissioner Preston

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No

Commissioner Boley

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Absent

Commissioner Read

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No

Commissioner Ferguson

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No

 

 

 

 

The motion failed to pass and was forwarded to the City Council for its consideration. Staff recommends approval of this application.

 

Executive Summary:

Lance and Janet Houston request to rezone approximately 20.95 acres of a 44.6 acre property from R-12 (Two-Family Residential) to I-1 (Industrial).  The applicants would like to develop a small industrial subdivision between the 1800 and 2000 thousand blocks of S. Blue Ridge Boulevard.  They intend to relocate their business, Houston Excavating and Demolition, Inc., to the site from Northmoor, Missouri.  The industrial subdivision will be a five lot, three tract addition four of which will be configured around a short street ending in a cul-de-sac to be called S. Ditlzer Court.  Lot 1 adjacent to the south will be accessed directly off S. Blue Ridge Boulevard.

Background:

Blue Ridge Mountain View was originally platted in 1950 to be a subdivision of single-family residences, but was never developed given the impracticality of the area’s topography.  Internal public improvements were never constructed and only a few homes were built (now demolished) along Blue Ridge Boulevard.  A landscaped buffer has been constructed along Blue Ridge Boulevard and there are wooded buffers abutting the cemetery to the northwest and residences to the south.  But most importantly, the entire eastern portion of the property (outside of the area to be rezoned) is within a conservation easement which was recorded last December.

Planning Commission Action: 

At its April 11, 2017  Planning Commission meeting, the motion for approval failed to pass by a vote of 2-4, after consideration of the following facts:

 

  1. That the rezoning is not 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-12 to I-1 will allow for the development of an industrial subdivision;
  4. That, at the Planning Commission hearing, 4 residents had questions and concerns about the rezoning application;
  5. That, at the hearing, no petition protesting this application was presented.

 

 

Planning Commission minutes are available in the Community Development Department.


Department:          Community DevelopmentContact Person:          Tom Scannell


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ATTACHMENTS:
Description
Staff Report
App
Applicant Letter
Letter of Support
Rezoning Ordinance
Property Description
Natural Resources 1 of 2
Natural Resources 2 of 2
Grading & Stormwater
Steam Buffer
Title Sheet 1
Title Sheet 2
Existing Conditions