Planning Commission Agenda, Staff Recommendations For Dec. 10

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Here is the planning commission agenda and the staff recommendations for the meeting Monday, Dec. 10, at 1 p.m. at the County Courthouse:

Planning Commission Meeting Date: December 10, 2012


Opening Comments & Announcements (Chairman)


Subdivision Plats & Variances


Black Creek Phase 4-Dry Branch-Lots 1 thru 26-Preliminary and Final Plat


Stonebrook Development-Phase III-Lots 1 thru 17-Preliminary and Final Plat


JR Realty-Lots 1 thru 4-Preliminary and Final Plat


5610 and 5626 Cassandra Smith Road-Suburban Infill Lot Frontage Variance Request-

Ms. Gaye Smith


7439 Moses Road-Lot Frontage Variance Flag Lots-Ms. Helen McClure


Old Business


2010-155 – Otis C. Johnson – 2701 Corral Road – Hamilton County – Rezone from A-1
Agricultural District to M-4 Outdoor Industrial Use District


2012-089 – Napier Associates/Defoor Brothers Development LLC/Gunbarrel
Partners/Waterside Property Investment, LLC – 2417, 2440 Elam Lane and 2511,
2515, 2519 and 2527 Gunbarrel Road – City of Chattanooga – Rezone from R-1
Residential Zone and MXU to C-4 Planned Commerce Center Zone

IV. New Business


Rezonings, Closures/Abandonments, Special Permits, Condition Amendments


2012-155 – Marvin Knecht – 7605 Grasshopper Road – Hamilton County – Special
Permit: Single Wide Manufactured Home


2012-156 – City of Chattanooga/Regional Planning Agency – 9300 blk Lee Highway –
City of Chattanooga – Rezone from Temporary M-1 Manufacturing Zone to
Permanent Urban General Commercial Zone


2012-157 – Scenic Land Company, LLC/Jack & Carolyn Lonas/Robert Brown – 100 blk
Dodson Road and 6300 blk Highway 153 – City of Chattanooga – Rezone from R-1
Residential Zone to R-3 Residential Zone, R-4 Special Zone and C-2 Convenience
Commercial Zone


MR-2012-158 – Alan Haniszewski – 1900 blk Jefferson Street (unopened) – City of
Chattanooga – Mandatory Referral: Street Closure


Resolution Amendment


A Resolution to Amend Chattanooga City Code, Chapter 38, Zoning Ordinance,
Division 5, Section 38-84 R-T/Z Residential Townhouse/Zero Lot Line Zone to Provide
Clarity to Setback Requirements Outside and Within the Urban Overlay Zone


Public Comments on Non-Agenda Items


Approval of Minutes



Staff recommendations:

Old business

New business


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