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December 11, 2012

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Pella — -Council approved the second reading of an ordinance regarding a rezoning application by Mike Verros to rezone Property from R1C Neo-traditional Single Family Residential District to R3 Multiple Family Residential District.

Mike Verros requested to rezone 515 Jefferson Street from R1C Neotraditional Single Family Residential to R3 Multiple Family Residential. The lot is 100 by 187.5 feet or 18,750 square feet in size, and the proposed use is for a duplex.

The Comprehensive Plan, Future Land Use Map targets the area proposed to be rezoned for Medium Density Residential. Since the proposed use is a duplex and the maximum density range for Medium Density Residential is 6 to 10 units per acre, staff feels the proposed rezoning is consistent with the Comprehensive Plan. The applicant is requesting the R3 designation because of adjacent R3 zoning to the south and southwest, including an existing duplex property on Houston Avenue. There is no immediately adjacent R2 zoning.

The Planning and Zoning Commission approved the rezoning 9 to 0 at their October 22, 2012 meeting subject to limitation of land use to either a single family home or a duplex. Otherwise, R3 rezoning for multi-family use would require a PUD Planned Unit Development under the Zoning Ordinance. This limitation also assures consistency with the Comprehensive Plan from a maximum density standpoint.

In summary, this ordinance would rezone 515 Jefferson from R1C to R3 and also limits the permitted land use for the property to be either a single family home or a duplex.

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