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File #: 18-2861    Version: Name: Ordinance - Public Hearing and First Reading of an Ordinance Approving a Change of Zoning from PR Pre-Development District to OP Office Park District on Approximately 0.647 Acres out of the Joab Watson Survey, Abstract No. 1632, Located at 4451 E. Broad S
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/29/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 11/26/2018 Final action: 11/26/2018
Title: Ordinance - Third and Final Reading of an Ordinance Approving a Change of Zoning from PR Pre-Development District to PD Planned Development District for OP Office Park District uses on Approximately 0.647 Acres out of the Joab Watson Survey, Abstract No. 1632, Located at 4451 E. Broad Street; Bob Blackwelder of HCC Contracting, Inc. on Behalf of Smart & Stella Ajayi of Harplet Marketing, LLC (ZC#18-019)
Sponsors: Joe Smolinski, Lisa Sudbury
Attachments: 1. Ordinance, 2. Maps and Supporting Information, 3. Exhibit A - Property Description, 4. Tax Benefits, 5. Email on behalf of Bankston Meadows HOA 11-6-18, 6. Exhibits B - E
Title
Ordinance - Third and Final Reading of an Ordinance Approving a Change of Zoning from PR Pre-Development District to PD Planned Development District for OP Office Park District uses on Approximately 0.647 Acres out of the Joab Watson Survey, Abstract No. 1632, Located at 4451 E. Broad Street; Bob Blackwelder of HCC Contracting, Inc. on Behalf of Smart & Stella Ajayi of Harplet Marketing, LLC (ZC#18-019)

Requested Action
To consider the subject zoning change request.

Recommendation
The Planning and Zoning Commission held a public hearing on August 20, 2018, and voted 7-0 to recommend approval. At the public hearing, two people, including the HOA President for Bankston Meadows, spoke in opposition to the request, citing concerns primarily relating to traffic and the safety of children in the area, particularly near the neighborhood pool located in close proximity. In addition, there was one non-speaker card submitted in opposition to the request.

Description/History
First Reading
The subject property consists of 0.647 acres of vacant land located at the northwest corner of E. Broad St. and Genesis Dr., addressed as 4451 E. Broad St. The property is located at the entrance to the Bankston Meadows subdivision. A single-family residence is located to the north, a neighborhood amenity center is located across Genesis Drive to the east, a church is located to the west, and Danny Jones Middle School is located across Broad Street to the south. Broad Street is a principal arterial.
Zoning Request
The applicant is requesting to re-zone the property from PR Pre-Development District to OP Office Park District. OP zoning allows office, medical, and limited neighborhood retail & service uses. In meetings with staff, the applicant has stated their intent to develop a small single-story office building that meets all of the Zoning Ordinance requirements, particularly as it relates to residential proximity, parking, landscaping, architecture, etc.
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