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Zoning Petitions that WILL be considered at the Civic Council meeting on December 16:

 

4375 Kentucky Avenue -- The Five Star Oil, Inc., represented by David Kingen, seek to rezone 0.82 acres to add a C3 use in addition to the gas station and convenience store. A variance will be added to this petition.  We will need to review and vote on that variance.
STATUS: [2019-ZON-053]  This petition is scheduled for hearing on before the Hearing Examiner on November 14.

 

In discussions with Land Use Committee

4375 Kentucky Avenue -- The Five Star Oil, Inc., represented by David Kingen, seek to rezone 0.82 acres to add a C3 use in addition to the gas station and convenience store. A variance will be added to this petition.  We will need to review and vote on that variance.
STATUS: [2019-ZON-053]  This petition is scheduled for hearing on before the Hearing Examiner on November 14.

 

Kentucky Ave at Camby Rd -- Hillwood, Inc., seeks the rezoning of 180 acres for the construction of 7 multi-tenant warehouses. 
STATUS: [] This petition will be filed December 5.

 

Land Use Committee Meeting Schedule for 2019

The committee meeting schedule for 2019 is detailed below.  We meet at about  6:00 - 8:00 pm in the Goodwin Center.  Other dates may be used also, if a negotiation requires.  If you have an interest in one of these cases you should contact Pat Andrews (856-3341) for agenda details.    See below for scheduled Land Use Committee meeting dates.  (click here)

 

    December 12
January 10 February 14 March 13
April 10 May 8 June 12
  Meetings are on the 2nd Thursday of each month.  Meetings are at the Goodwin Center, beginning at 6 pm.

 

 

The following cases are awaiting hearings at City Hall:

The Civic Council voted to support these petitions:

8806 Camby Road -- Brian Bretz seeks a Variance to expand his detached garage.  This property is on a corner lot and therefore technically has two front yards.  The proposed expansion would move the garage footprint closer to Stanley Avenue than the house sits, which is not allowed.
STATUS: [2019-DV1-061]  This petition is scheduled for hearing before the BZA on December 3.

 

The Civic Council voted 'not to oppose' these petitions:

 

The Civic Council voted to oppose these petitions:

4375 Kentucky Avenue -- The Five Star Oil, Inc., represented by David Kingen, seek to rezone 0.82 acres to add a C3 use in addition to the gas station and convenience store.
STATUS: [2019-ZON-053]  This petition is scheduled for hearing on before the Hearing Examiner on November 14.

 

Decided

 

5822 Flight School Dr -- 5700 Madison LLC, represented by Russell Brown, seeks to rezone 1.5 acres from commercial uses to residential to allow construction of 15 apartment units. 

They also seek a variance to reduce the stream protection corridor from 50 ft to 25.
STATUS: [2019-CZN,CVR-837] The Civic Council voted to SUPPORT this petition.  This petition was APPROVED by the MDC on November 6.

 

4639 Byrkit St --Brad Rugg, represented by Brian Tuohy, seeks a variance to allow a second residential unit on the same lot.

STATUS: [2019-UV2-018] The Civic Council voted to SUPPORT this petition. This petition was APPROVED by the BZA on October 8.

 

4831 Oaknoll -- Matthew & David Thompson, represented by Justin Kingen, seeks a variance to allow machining, fabricating, and welding metal components in a detached garage.
STATUS: [2019-UV2-014]   The Civic Council voted to SUPPORT this petition.  This petition was APPROVED by the BZA on October 8.

 

9001 Camby Rd -- Arthur Evans, represented by David Kingen, seeks to rezone 47 acres from D3 to DA.
STATUS: [2019-ZON-058] The Civic Council voted to OPPOSE this petition. The Hearing Examiner approved this petition and included a commitment requested by the Civic Council on September 12.

 

8900 W. Mooresville Rd -- Actually on corner of Kentucky Ave and Camby Village Blvd -- Core 5 Industrial Partners, represented by Joe Calderon, seeks to rezone 121 acres to Commercial Special (CS) to allow primarily I-1 uses (includes logistics warehouses) and some commercial at the C-4 and lower category.
[STATUS] 2019-ZON-036 the Civic Council voted to OPPOSE this petition. The Hearing Examiner denied this petition on June 13.  The  MDC denied the petition on August 15.

 

8517 Stansted Rd -- MS Liquors, Inc, seek a transfer of a liquor license to a package store to be built a the Metro Stop gas station.

STATUS: [DL4931687] The Civic Council voted to SUPPORT this license request. The Alcoholic Beverage Board approved it on August 5.

 

3217 S. Lyons Avenue - Castro Enterprises LLC, represented by David Dearing, seeks a variance to legalize the current location of and to expand an existing automobile sales lot (not allowed on a residentially zoned parcel) with a 3 foot front setback (18 feet required) and 0 foot east side setback (3 feet required).
STATUS: 2019-UV1-007  The Civic Council voted to SUPPORT this petition.  The petition was approved by the BZA on  June 4..

 

4905 Kentucky Avenue -- Tiffany Niles and Jessica Smith request a variance to allow a trash dumpster along Thompson Rd (not allowed in a front yard) and an outdoor freezer (outdoor storage not allowed).
STATUS: 2019-UV1-008  The Civic Council voted to SUPPORT this petition.  The petition was approved by the BZA on  June 4.

 

3416 S. Lynhurst Dr. - Exeter Group, represented by Joe Calderon, seeks a variance to allow loading docks across the street from a residential area.   They also seek to reduced side yard setbacks of 50 feet (100 required), 30 feet (50 required), and 40 feet (50 required).    Also, a second petition for the same property requests a modification of commitments to increase the allowed height to 45 feet as well as replacement of any landscaping that dies in the future.
[STATUS] 2019-DV2-008  The Civic Council voted to SUPPORT this petition.  The petition was approved by the BZA on  June 11.
2019-MOD-004  The Civic Council voted to SUPPORT this petition.  The petition was approved by the Hearing Examiner on June 13.

 

3633 Kentucky Ave - Larkspur Acquisitions LLC, represented by David Kingen, seeks to rezone 9 acres from C-4 to CS (Commercial Special) with certain C-3 uses and a self-storage facility.  They also seek a variance to allow a 20 foot landscaped buffer between the old Marsh and the abutting residential lot when 50 feet is required.
[STATUS] 2019-CZN, CPL, CVR-803  The Civic Council voted to SUPPORT this petition.  The petition was approved by the Hearing Examiner on March 28.  Her decision was overturned by the MDC on April 17.

 

4330 S. High School Rd -- Lazer Realty Group, represented by John Cross, seeks to plat the 6 acres into two lots and to seek a variance of sidewalks along High School Road.
[STATUS] 2019-PLT-011  The Civic Council voted to OPPOSE the waiver of sidewalks request.  The request for a waiver of sidewalks was withdrawn.

 

4103 South Lynhurst Dr - Bobby and Renata Winter seek a variance to allow an illuminated sign with zero setback when it is within 35 feet of homes and a 600 foot distance is required along with a 15 foot setback from the right of way.  The petition was amended to add a variance for a 3.5 foot pole where a 9 foot pole is required.
[STATUS] 2018-DV3-057  The Civic Council voted to SUPPORT this petition.  This petition was approved by the BZA on  March 19.

 

5745 Kentucky Ave - Casey's Marketing Company, represented by Joe Calderon, seeks rezoning of 2.6 acres from DA to C4 to allow for the construction of a gas station & convenience store.
[STATUS] 2018-ZON-120 The Civic Council voted to SUPPORT this petition.  This petition was denied by the Hearing Examiner on  February 28.

 

4545 Kentucky Ave (land abutting north ramp of I-465) - Paul Page seeks to rezone 4 acres to add retail uses to a hotel and a restaurant in the allowed uses.
[STATUS] 2018-CZN,CVR-850   The Civic Council voted to SUPPORT this petition.  This petition was approved by the Hearing Examiner on December 13.

8133 & 8215 Camby Road -- Westport Homes, represented by Brian Tuohy, seeks the rezoning of 45.6 acres from agriculture to D-3 (2.2 units per acre).
[STATUS] 2018-ZON-057  The Civic Council voted to SUPPORT this petition. This petition was approved the Hearing Examiner on November 15.

The Petitioner files a zoning or variance request in City Hall.  They must notify, by mail, all owners of lots either within 2 parcels from the one affected, or within 660 feet - whichever is less.  They must also notify all registered Neighborhood Associations that claim the petitioner's land in their territory.

The Petitioner is invited to meet with the Decatur Township Civic Council Land Use Committee.  If we hear of the project before the Petitioner files, we may begin our discussions early.  It is the intent of the Land Use Committee to review the proposal, discuss its impacts on the immediate neighbors and the Township as a whole.  We may possibly engage in negotiating with the Petitioner about their proposal in the expectation that something better for our community might emerge.  The Land Use Committee decides what position it will recommend the full Council take on the Petition (support, not oppose, or oppose).

The zoning or variance petition is heard by the full Civic Council at its regularly scheduled monthly meeting.  We hear the proposal from the Petitioner and comments for or against from any neighbors.  The Land Use committee recommendation is stated, along with the reasons for that recommendation.  Anyone in attendance may ask questions.  All those who have been members of the Civic Council for 90 days, votes by paper ballot - either 'support', 'not oppose', 'oppose', or 'abstain'.  The official position of the Decatur Township Civic Council is that which receives a majority of the votes cast.

The petition is then heard downtown at the City-County Building (200 E. Washington St).  A zoning request may first be heard by the Hearing Examiner and then by the Metropolitan Development Commission (MDC).  A variance request is usually heard by one of three Boards of Zoning Appeals (BZA).   The Land Use Committee sends representatives to these hearings to give a presentation on the reasons for the Civic Council position.

Depending upon the Petition, there may be an appeal to the City-County Council of a decision by the MDC or BZA.