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City of Independence
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BILL NO. 17-0831st R.

Agenda Title:

17-083 - 1R. An ordinance amending the Zoning District Map as to a tract of ground located at 15502 E. US 24 Highway from District C-2 (General Commercial) and District R-6 (Single-Family Residential) to District R-6 (Single-Family Residential) in Independence, Jackson County, Missouri.
Recommendations:

Commissioner Tina Reed made a motion to recommend approval of the application.  A second to the motion was made by Commissioner Virginia Ferguson. The Independence Planning Commission voted as follows:

Commissioner Goldesberry

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Yes

Commissioner McClain

-

Yes

Commissioner Ashbaugh

-

Yes

Commissioner Preston

-

Absent

Commissioner Boley

-

Yes

Commissioner Read

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Yes

Commissioner Ferguson

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Yes

 

 

 

 

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

Executive Summary:

Edward Reece requests that the property at 15502 E. US 24 Highway, containing an existing residential structure/former business building, be rezoned from C-2 (General Commercial) and R-6 (Single-Family Residential) to R-6 (Single-Family Residential).  Mr. Reece purchased this property with the intention to refurbish the principle structure to be exclusively single family residential.  The zoning request is in keeping with surrounding uses and nearby and abutting residential zonings. The Comprehensive Plan envisions single-family uses for the area.    

Background:

In the past, areas that had been annexed into the city along major corridors were lined with commercial zoning a given distance from the right-of-way regardless of property lines and lot depth.  In this case, the first 200 feet of the property from the right-of-way is zoned C-2 (General Commercial) and the remainder is zoned R-6 (Single-Family Residential).

 

Originally constructed for residential use (as is the design and use of neighboring properties); the principle structure sets on the front portion of a lot that has been zoned for commercial uses for decades. Further, an accessory structure to the rear of the property, straddles the zoning line between C-2 and R-6 districts.  Also, an auto related business legally operated from this location prior to April 30, 2014.

Planning Commission Action: 

At its June 13, 2017  Planning Commission meeting, the motion for approval passed by a vote of 6-0, 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 C-2 and R-6 to R-6 will allow for the applicant to reconvert a structure back to being a single-family home;
  4. That, at the Planning Commission hearing, no residents had questions or concerns about the rezoning application;
  5. That, at the hearing, no petition protesting this application was presented.

 


Department:          Community DevelopmentContact Person:          Tom Scannell


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ATTACHMENTS:
Description
Draft Rezoning Ordinance
Staff Report
Application
Minutes
Map