CITY OF ROCHELLE
PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION
Monday, August 5, 2019 @ 6:00 PM
I. CALL TO ORDER
II. ROLL CALL
III. APPROVE/ACCEPT MINUTES pdf 07/01/2019 (190 KB)
IV. PUBLIC COMMENTARY
V. COMMISSIONER COMMENTS
VI. BUSINESS ITEMS
1. PZC-15-19 Eloy & Claudia Cervantes, Cervantes Trucking, 2000 W. 8th Ave. Petition for a Conditional Use for a Dog Training Facility. (Public Hearing and Action)
2. PZC 16-19 Rochelle Solar/SunEast Development, Southwest corner of Twombly Rd. Petition for Conditional Use for a Solar Farm. (Public Hearing and Action)
VII. DISCUSSION ITEMS
Town Hall meeting will be held on August 19 at 6:00 at City Hall Council Chambers on the subject of marijuana dispensaries.
Case No.: PZC 15-19
Owner/Developer: Cervantes Trucking Inc., Eloy & Claudia Cervantes
(Don Blair, CIA K9 Dog Training)
Address: 2000 W. 8th Avenue
The petitioner is requesting a conditional use to operate a dog training facility in the I-2 Zoning District. The property is currently used for Cervantes Trucking. The petitioner plans to rent out a portion of the building and feels that a dog training facility will be a good fit in their building and location. The property is zoned I-2 and is surrounded by I-2 zoning and the cemetery.
According to Section 110-291 of the District Use Classification list under dog training facilities, the use of a dog training facility requires a conditional use. Under Division 2- Conditional Use Permits, the Planning and Zoning Commission shall hold a public hearing, shall review the site, existing and proposed structures, architectural plans, neighborhood uses, parking areas, driveway locations, highway access, traffic generation and circulation.
The petitioner’s property is zoned I-2 and is surrounded by I-2 zoning and a cemetery. There are no residential properties near the proposed conditional use for a dog training facility that would be impacted. The proposed conditional use 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. Staff recommends that the Planning and Zoning Commission consider recommendation of approval of the Conditional Use for a dog training facility to the City Council.