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File #: 13-0516    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Passed
File created: 12/30/2013 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 1/14/2014 Final action: 1/14/2014
Title: Discussion on request to allow additional uses in the M-1 Zoning Districts PURPOSE: The purpose of this item is to provide the Board with an opportunity to more fully discuss alternatives for amending the Land Use Ordinance to allow additional uses in the M-1 Zoning District classification.
Attachments: 1. Att A - Staff memo, 2. Att B - LUO PUTABLE 042313-revised for M-1 item, 3. Att C - Draft Amendment dated 10-15-2013
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Discussion on request to allow additional uses in the M-1 Zoning Districts

PURPOSE: The purpose of this item is to provide the Board with an opportunity to more fully discuss alternatives for amending the Land Use Ordinance to allow additional uses in the M-1 Zoning District classification.
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DEPARTMENT: Planning

CONTACT INFORMATION: Christina Moon - 919-918-7325; Marty Roupe - 919-918-7333; Mike Brough - 919-929-3905

INFORMATION: In May of 2013, Runyon Woods of Woodhill, Inc. LLC submitted a text amendment request to allow restaurants, banks with drive-thru windows and freestanding ATM tellers within the M-1 Zoning District. During the request to set a public hearing, the Board of Aldermen removed banks with drive-thru windows as a potential new use from the draft ordinance. Staff presented the revised ordinance to Town advisory boards at the November joint review meeting. A public hearing was held on November 19, 2013. The Planning Board and Economic Sustainability Commission had a number of questions and suggestions for refining the draft ordinance. The Board of Aldermen, likewise, had a number of questions during the public hearing and requested additional information.

The addition of new land uses into the M-1 district has the potential to change the character of the zoning category from light manufacturing to a more general mixed-use classification, which while not precluding manufacturing from occurring the district could discourage it due to the higher rent potential associated with other uses. To date, discussions on this item have focused on allowing some higher return land uses in exchange for site improvements and/or building elements that would provide essential public infrastructure and create a more vibrant and successful community. The Town adopted similar performance standard language as part of the establishment of the B-1(g) conditional zoning district (Section 15-141.4) in 2011. Discussions ...

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