Lynch, Assistant City Manager; Daryl Poprave,
City Planner, Cheri Standfest, Community Development Specialist; and 1 other
2. Approval of Minutes
It was moved by Wieland, seconded by Baker to approve the
minutes of the meeting of January
25, 2005.Motion passed
Introduction of Mark Plotzke,
who gave a brief background of himself.
3.Public Hearings - None
4.Public Comments None
5.Old Business - None
Zoning of Recently Annexed Property
The process of applying zoning to newly
annexed properties was explained by Mr. Lynch.Seven properties were annexed to the city in 2004.
Mr. Poprave presented the following
a)3705 Letts Road
Zoning Petition #514 Annexed from Larkin Township in March, 2004.It is on the south side of Letts
Road between Sturgeon and Perrine Roads.The applicants are Alpine Mobile Homes.The surrounding zoning for the property
includes RD zoning adjacent east and south of the property.To the north, it is RA-4.There is some industrial land, some community
land and some RA-1.The future land use
map identifies it as medium density residential.This is consistent with mobile home parks.
b)3721 Letts Road
Zoning Petition #515.This parcel was
annexed separately.It is just a long
narrow parcel, but it is a separate parcel of land.There is RD zoning, some industrial zoning,
some RA-1, and some community.This land
is also identified as medium density residential on the master plan.
c)6201 West Wackerly Road Zoning Petition #516 Formerly in HomerTownship.It is south of W.
Wackerly St. and east of Stark
owned by Emery Sova.It is currently
vacant.There are a couple of gaps on
the map.These properties remain in HomerTownship and have not yet been
annexed.This parcel falls within a low
density residential area.The master
plan shows Wackerly Road to
be a general commercial land use.
Waldo Road Zoning Petition #517 This is on
the north side of town, next to the Waldo Road
interchange.It is actually a
residential lot, a triangular shaped lot, and is adjacent to property in MidlandTownship, across Waldo
Road.Properties around this parcel are zoned RA-4, with the exception of some
holes shown in the map, which are still in MidlandTownship. There is some RA-1 to the west and some RA-2
to the south.The master plan identifies
this property as medium density residential.
Isabella Road-Zoning Petition #518 Annexed in
August, 2004.This was formerly in HomerTownship.It is located on the south side of Isabella
Street, east of Laughton Drive.Currently this parcel is a vacant
parcel.It is surrounded by other
commercially zoned properties.This
property is adjacent to some commercially zoned property and RB on the other
side.There is some OS and some RA-1
across the street.On the future land
use map, we have it identified as general commercial.To the west we have some RB, or high density
residential, consistent with the apartment buildings that are already there.
f)31 Cheryl Drive Zoning Petition #519.Formerly in HomerTownship.This parcel is located to the south of the
parcel in Petition #518.There is a home
on this parcel.On the zoning map, we
have the same types of zoning identified in Petition #518.We have some general commercial, some office
service, some medium density residential, and some low density residential
further to the north.
W. Wackerly Road
Zoning Petition #520.Formerly in HomerTownship.This was annexed in mid-November, 2004.This is adjacent to 6201 W.
Wackerly (Zoning Petition #516).This property is located south of W. Wackerly
Street and east of Stark
Road, adjacent to the other parcel.It is surrounded by RC commercial on W.
Wackerly and RA-1 to the south and east.The master plan shows this area as all low density residential.
Staff would like to get feedback from the Planning
Commission regarding the zoning districts to pursue for these properties.The first two (on Letts
Road) are proposed to go to RD.There is consensus of the Planning Commission
to pursue this zoning for these properties.Both of these petitions are brought by the property owner who owns
Alpine Mobile Home Park.North of Letts
Road, there is a single-family home subdivision in the process of being
constructed there.Zoning Petitions #516
& #520 these parcels are both owned by Emery Sova.The Planning Commission thinks they should
both be zoned the same.The
recommendation for Zoning Petition #517 is RA-4.This complies with the master plan.Currently, MDOT does not have any plans to
make this into a full interchange at this point.However, this may change some time in the
future.Mr. Mead and Ms. Svenson feel
this is not an ideal location for residential, however, there is a house
already existing on this property.The
Commission achieved consensus to move forward with RA-4.Petition #518 is straight forward.Regional Commercial is the appropriate zoning
for this parcel.Zoning Petition #519
Perhaps this should remain RA-1 until we go thru the update of the master
plan.However, that would place RA-1
immediately next to general commercial.The Commission does have the ability to wait until after the update of
the master plan, when this area could be researched more closely.Staff will bring an aerial photograph to the
next meeting to provide an overview of the depth of this building and the
surrounding properties.We will also ask
the property owners to come to the next meeting so the Commission can engage in
some dialogue with them regarding their desires for this property.
7.Communications - None
8.Report of the Chairman- None
9.Report of the Planning Director (See the
Motion to adjourn by Mr. Wieland, seconded by Ms. Svenson.Meeting adjourned at .