Preservation of Single-Family Neighborhoods
The Planning and Development Commission recently reviewed a petition filed to re-zone property from R-1 (single-family) to R-3 (multi-family) in an area characterized as a single-family neighborhood.
Preserving the Essential Character of Single-Family Neighborhoods
The Planning and Development Commission took action to preserve the essential character of the zoning in the surrounding neighborhood near 97th Street and Melvina Avenue. The property that re-zoning was being sought for is on a residential side street located just northwest of the commercial district along Southwest Highway.
The Planning and Development Commission voted UNANIMOUSLY on June 6, 2016 to DENY a petition seeking to re-zone a property from R-1 (single-family) to R-3 (multi-family).
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Opposition to Anthem Memory Care Petition
There has been substantial opposition raised against the petitions submitted by Anthem Memory Care where area residents feel that the proposed approximately 43,000 square foot two-story memory care facility will forever alter the essential character of the surrounding neighborhood which is zoned for single-family use, is zoned accordingly, and is utilized for single-family residences with the exceptions of two churches on Central Avenue, a private school on Central Avenue and its bus depot that abuts the single-family residences.
The same justification used to deny a petition to re-zone from single-family use should have been followed to deny a petition seeking a special use variation from single-family use.