Planning Commission has hearing on lotThe Jamestown Planning and Zoning Commission held a hearing on rezoning Lot 1, Block 61 of Klaus Second Addition from residential to commercial during its regular September meeting Monday.
By: Keith Norman, The Jamestown Sun
The Jamestown Planning and Zoning Commission held a hearing on rezoning Lot 1, Block 61 of Klaus Second Addition from residential to commercial during its regular September meeting Monday.
“The location is the lot across the alley from the current ambulance garage which was the old Stoudt building,” said Harley Trefz, chairman of the commission. “The property is contiguous to residentially zoned property on two sides and commercially zoned property on two sides.”
Kevin Reuther, owner of Total Recon cleaning service, said he intends to use the property for a combination office building and work space.
“I plan a nice-looking building that will add a lot to the downtown,” he said.
The commission unanimously approved recommending the zoning change to the Jamestown City Council Planning Committee which will also hold a public hearing on the topic.
“I suspect there may be some concerns or at least questions raised at that time,” said Jim Weight, city building inspector.
The commission also approved an effort to draft a proposed ordinance to require properties within city limits and within the one-mile extraterritorial to have a plat map rather than an auditor’s lot property description when a building permit is issued.
“Auditor’s lots are a quick way to describe a piece of property but it is just a survey meant for tax identification purposes,” Trefz said.
Trefz said the auditor’s lot does not go through the planning and zoning commission process and is not reviewed for access to streets or utilities or how the property ties into current and future developments.
“If a piece of property is not approved as a plat it makes no allowance for fitting into our transportation plan,” he said.
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