PETOSKEY — Petoskey officers may finalize a zoning change for the downtown Household Video property within the upcoming weeks, permitting a multi-family growth there.
The location is owned by Howard Property Companions, with Bob Berg — who additionally owns the vacant metropolis block close by at 200 E. Lake St. and a number of other different properties within the metropolis — serving because the developer on the undertaking.
The zoning change can be one first step in permitting conceptual plans for the positioning to maneuver ahead. Metropolis paperwork counsel these plans may embody a two-story residential constructing with parking beneath. Some business makes use of on the primary flooring may be included into the plan.
Underneath the prevailing zoning, the proposal wouldn’t be possible. The location truly consists of a number of plots — spanning 112, 116, 118, and 124 E. Mitchell St. — that are cut up up into two zoning districts: B-1 Native Enterprise and O-S Workplace Service. The rezoning ordinance would change that to B-2A Transitional Enterprise for the entire website, matching a few of the close by components of downtown.
“Employees steered a rezoning to the B-2A for a number of causes,” a metropolis memo drafted by metropolis supervisor Rob Straebel states. “At the start, this property is on the entrance of downtown and due to this fact its redevelopment ought to improve that entrance by having a type indicating one has arrived to the historic business core of the neighborhood and is leaving the auto-oriented growth sample of West Mitchell Avenue.”
The B-2A zoning district has top and setback limits which might be in step with a lot of the remainder of the realm.
In accordance with data from the Emmet County Register of Deeds workplace, the deed for the Household Video website at 124 E. Mitchell St. was recorded Oct. 28.
The potential zoning change has been working its method via preliminary metropolis procedures for a number of months, and solely made its option to metropolis council members’ desks this month after a 4-Four vote on the query by the Petoskey Planning Fee final month.
In earlier discussions, metropolis council members raised some issues in regards to the zoning change, particularly when it comes to what makes use of may very well be allowed beneath the district.
Public paperwork included within the metropolis council agenda packet present that the town, Berg, and designers had a number of correspondences after which some circumstances have been decided for the ordinance to be permitted.
Underneath these proposed circumstances, the next makes use of wouldn’t be allowed on the website if the zoning change have been permitted:
• Brewpub, microbrewery, vineyard
• Meals service, with or with out alcohol service
Council members will not be slated to make a last determination on the property at their assembly Monday, Might 4, however will conduct a primary studying. Any last vote on the matter would happen on a later assembly date.
Monday’s assembly will start at 7 p.m. and happen by way of Zoom videoconferencing. The hyperlink to enter the assembly is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86497402897 and the assembly ID is 864 9740 2897. To entry the assembly by cellphone, name (888) 788-0099.
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