Planning & Zoning Agenda 04/02/2018

AGENDA

CITY OF ROCHELLE
PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION

Monday, April 2, 2018 @ 6:00 PM



I. CALL TO ORDER

II. ROLL CALL

III. APPROVE/ACCEPT MINUTES pdf 02/05/2018 (148 KB)

IV. PUBLIC COMMENTARY

V. COMMISSIONER COMMENTS

VI. BUSINESS ITEMS
     1. PZC-2-18, Rezone property at 300 Steward Rd. from I-1 Light Industry to B-2 Commercial Highway pdf Reference Document (1.91 MB)
     2. PZC-3-18, Rezone the property at 501 W 6th Ave from RO Residential Office to B1 Commercial Central Business

VII. DISCUSSION ITEMS

VIII. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers of the Rochelle City Hall, 420 N. 6th Street.

Members are reminded to please contact the Community Development Department at (815) 561-2061 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are unable to attend.


 

Case No.: 02-18
Applicant: Hub City Development LLC
Address: 300 Steward Road Rochelle, Illinois 61068

Narrative:

In 2010, the City entered into an annexation agreement with Hub City Development, LLC for a 48 acre parcel on the north side of Steward Road East of Route 251 and west of S. Main St. At this time, no development has taken place. The developer would like to amend the zoning map to allow the parcel to be zoned B-2 Commercial Highway.

B-2 Commercial Highway Zoning is consistent with the comprehensive plan and creates a better market for a project compatible with the Loves Travel Stop which is adjacent to the west.

The property is surrounded by B-2 Commercial Highway on the west, agricultural on the south, Illinois Tollway I-88 on the north, and Residential Single Family on the east.

City staff is requesting to rezone the property from I-1 Light Industry to B-2 Commercial Highway. Under Section 110-121 this chapter may be amended, changed or altered only by a favorable majority vote of the Rochelle City Council and only after a public hearing has been duly advertised and held by the Planning and Zoning Commission.

After a duly noticed public hearing, the City of Rochelle Planning & Zoning Commission will consider all the relevant evidence presented at said hearing on April 2, 2018.

 Staff recommends

Staff feels that the proposed zoning is not dangerous to public health, will not impair property values in the neighborhood, will not impede normal development of the surrounding properties, will not impair light to adjacent property, congest public streets, or increase the risk of fire, and recommends that the Planning and Zoning Commission approve to rezone the property from I-1 Light Industry to B-2 Commercial Highway, the legal description of which is attached.


 

Case No.: 03-18
Applicant: Teresa Petry
Address: 501 W 6th Ave. Rochelle, Illinois 61068

Narrative:

501 W 6th Ave was built in 1967. It is a bi-level office building similar to 610 N Main St. that has 3 businesses in the building, but the design of the building does not meet the residential requirements found in the City Building Code. The building has recently been purchased and the owner would like to keep the current businesses and open an art studio/retail store in one third of the building. They are proposing to provide an entrance off of Lincoln Highway with an area outside to hold events. The current zoning of the property does not allow for expansion of the current setbacks without a variance. Zoning the property to B-1 Commercial Central Business will allow a zero set back requirement, which would allow for expansion of the foot print of the building.

B-1 Commercial Central Business Zoning is consistent with the comprehensive plan and creates a better market for a project compatible with other downtown businesses.

The property is surrounded by RO Residential Office on the west and north, B-1 Central Business on the south and east.

City staff is requesting to rezone the property from RO Residential Office to B1 Commercial Central Business. Under Section 110-121 this chapter may be amended, changed or altered only by a favorable majority vote of the Rochelle City Council and only after a public hearing has been duly advertised and held by the Planning and Zoning Commission.

After a duly noticed public hearing, the City of Rochelle Planning & Zoning Commission will consider all the relevant evidence presented at said hearing on April 2, 2018.

 Staff recommends

Staff feels that the proposed zoning is not dangerous to public health, will not impair property values in the neighborhood, will not impede normal development of the surrounding properties, will not impair light to adjacent property, congest public streets, or increase the risk of fire, and recommends that the Planning and Zoning Commission approve to rezone the property from RO Residential Office to B-1 Commercial Central Business, the legal description of which is attached.