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MINUTES OF THE BURLINGTON PLANNING

AND ZONING COMMISSION MEETING

 

January 22, 2007

 

Council Chamber, Burlington Municipal Building

 

 

CITY MEMBERS:                                                               EXTRATERRITORIAL MEMBERS:

 

George Byrd, Chairman, Absent                        Bud Apple, Present

Paul Cobb, Secretary, Present                        Richard Franks, Present

John Black, Present                        Earl Jaggers, Present

Lynn Cowan, Present                        Jim Johnson, Present

Elder Greg Hargrave, Present                        Ellis Piper, Absent

Gordon Millspaugh, Present                        Bob Ware, Absent

 

STAFF PRESENT:

 

Robert R. Harkrader, Planning Director

Susan Taylor, Assistant Planning Director

David Beal, Assistant Director of Planning Services

Haywood Cloud, Zoning/Subdivision Administrator

Dianne Fogleman, Office Assistant

 

 

         ITEM NO. 1:  In the absence of Chairman Byrd, Commission Secretary Cobb called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

 

         ITEM NO. 2: Minutes of the meeting held December 18, 2006, were unanimously approved.  This was a City and extraterritorial item.

 

         ITEM NO. 3: Mr. Jeff Mitchell, representing Mitchell Roofing, Inc., presented an application to rezone from R-6, Residential District, to B-2, General Business District, the property located on the northeast corner of Durham Street Extension and Riverview Drive approximately 660 feet northeast of Pride Avenue and being as shown on Alamance County Tax Map 12-30, a portion Lot 6.  The remainder of the lot is currently zoned B-2.

 

         This was a City item.

 

         Staff recommended approval of the request for rezoning on the basis that it would be an appropriate extension of existing B-2 zoning.

 

         Commission Member Hargrave made a motion to recommend approval of the request for rezoning.  John Black seconded the motion.  The Commission voted unanimously to recommend approval of the request for rezoning.

 

         The Commission found that the zoning change as requested would not adversely affect the adjoining property and would be in keeping with land use planning in the area.  The Commission recommended that the official zoning map and the Comprehensive Land Use Plan be amended to reflect the change.


 

 

 

         ITEM NO. 4: Staff presented an application to rezone City-owned properties from B-1, Neighborhood Business District, to R-6, Residential District.  The properties are located on the east side of Rauhut Street between Key and Dudley Streets as shown on Alamance County Tax Map 62-270, Lots 24, 26, 33, 33A and 34.

 

         This was a City item.

 

         Staff recommended approval of the request for rezoning.  Planning Director Harkrader stated that R-6 would be consistent with surrounding residential zoning and that the property in all likelihood would be marketed for housing.

 

         Commission Member Hargrave asked if the City would be developing the property.

 

         Mr. Harkrader stated that the City would possibly work with non-profit agencies such as Habitat for Humanity in the development of the property.  He introduced Ms. Susan Taylor, Assistant Planning Director, who is involved with the City’s Community Development program.  Mr. Harkrader explained that City Council could place the development of the property into the private sector, work with a non-profit agency in its development or decide to sell the lots.

 

         Elder Hargrave commented that residential development would be appropriate for the property.

 

         Commission Member Black made a motion to recommend approval of the request for rezoning. Gordon Millspaugh seconded the motion.  The Commission voted unanimously to recommend approval of the request for rezoning.

 

         The Commission found that the zoning change as requested would not adversely affect the adjoining property and would be in keeping with land use planning in the area.  The Commission recommended that the official zoning map and the Comprehensive Land Use Plan be amended to reflect the change.

 

         There being no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned at 7:04 p.m.

 

 

 

 

                  ____________________________________________

                                  George A. Byrd, Jr., Chairman

 

 

 

 

                  ____________________________________________

                                   Paul E. Cobb, Jr., Secretary