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Rezoning C-2 to C-1

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Proposed changes to zoning map

 The proposed changes to the zoning map were approved. View the approved zoning map.

Project background

The city proposes to rezone 78 properties from C-2 General Commercial to C-1 Neighborhood Commercial. The changes are meant to promote smaller businesses and smaller scale development in areas that are next to low density residential neighborhoods.

Meetings

  • Dec. 16, 2019 — City council approved the second reading of the ordinance.
  • Dec. 2, 2019 — City council approved the first reading of the ordinance.
  • Nov. 20, 2019 — The planning commission held a public hearing and recommended rezoning all properties presented to C-1 Neighborhood Commercial.
  • Nov. 7, 2019 — An open house was conducted.

Properties considered for rezoning

View the proposed rezoning map to see the properties considered for rezoning.

Zoning ordinances

The C-1 Neighborhood Commercial district was recently amended to define business size limits. That amendment is approved and is currently in effect, but has not yet been incorporated into the district text regulations. Viewed the C-1 amendment.

Commonly asked questions

Why is the city considering rezoning?
The properties identified for consideration of rezoning have a long history of operating in a manner consistent with the C-1 Neighborhood Commercial district, not the C-2 General Commercial zoning district they are currently located in.

The purpose of the C-1 Neighborhood Commercial zoning district is to provide for low-intensity, service-oriented, commercial uses for surrounding neighborhoods. In contrast, The purpose of the C-2 district is to allow the concentration of commercial uses that are located away from low density residential areas. C-2 commercial areas are typically located near the highway intersections, are typically on larger lots and serve a regional market.

Will there be any legal nonconformities as a result?
The C-1 Neighborhood Commercial district is very similar to the C-2 General Commercial district with a couple notable differences. The C-1 district does not allow liquor stores and motor vehicle repair.

Can legal nonconforming uses continue to operate?
Yes. They can continue to operate in the manner they are operating in when the rezoning occurs. They can maintain all aspects of their business and continue under new ownership if sold. They cannot, however, expand.