The council corrects several zoning errors – Le Journal de l’intérieur


STANFORD — Stanford City Council members passed an ordinance this month to help fix several poorly zoned areas of the city.

Stanford Mayor Dalton Miller told council members at the March 10 meeting that in 1993, when zoning was first enacted, some residences were zoned as businesses, including the L&N depot and nearby land, despite being a park.

“There are just a lot of things that need to be fixed,” Miller said. “On Maxwell there were a lot of lots listed as B-1 that are residential. Three Habitat houses were built on commercial land.

The problem arose when a property on Maxwell Street was sold to Habitat for Humanity to provide affordable housing for veterans. The property was zoned B-2 and later had to be changed to B-1 before the residence could be built.

According to the minutes of the December 16 meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission, Code Enforcement Officer Jeff Knouse previously presented a video map of all areas of the city that he and the commission agreed to. that they should be modified to “bring them into conformity with the appropriate zone in which they are located.

The properties were either poorly zoned when zoning came into effect in 1993, or the zones had changed significantly in their “composition” over the past 30 or so years.

At the commission’s meeting on January 27, 6-7 citizens expressed concerns about the proposed changes due to a clerical error in letters sent to landlords.

“A possible cause for concern could have been the discrepancy between the signs and the certified letters that were sent out,” the minutes of the Jan. 27 meeting said. “The yard signs were accurate, referring to the proposed change from B-2 to R-1. However, the letters indicated that the change would be from B-2 to R-2, the designation for multi-family dwellings.

This error has been corrected and a second letter has been sent with the correct information.

“So we’re trying to correct some things and get things in the right zone,” Miller said at the March 10 board meeting. “We had two public hearings because of a simple mistake.

We went ahead and suspended that meeting and sent new letters and followed up the following month due to a mistake we made. We fixed it. »

The resident group was satisfied with the explanation and the results of the hearing, according to the minutes of the meeting.

The exact locations to fix are:
• 208, 212, 214, 216, 218, 220, 226, 228, 230, 232, 234, 236, 240, 225, 227, 229 and 235 Maxwell Street

• 101, 103 and 104 Maxwell Street East

• 101, 103, 105 and 107 Ready Mix Street

• a 1,159 acre lot on the north side of East Main Street between US Hwy. 27 and Powell Street

• 6.39 acres on the south side of US 150 between US Hwy. 27 and River Drive; and

• 301 Danville Ave.

Properties on Maxwell Street and Ready Mix Street will be rezoned from a B-2 Neighborhood Business District classification to an R-1 Single Family Residential District.

The 1,159 acres of East Main Street will be rezoned from an R-2 two-family residential neighborhood classification to a B-3 freeway business district classification.

The 6.39 acres between US Hwy. 27 and River Drive will be rezoned from a partly residential R-1 classification and partly from an R-3 classification to a B-3 Highway Business District classification.

The property located at 301 Danville Avenue will be rezoned from an R-1 single-family residential neighborhood to a B-2 neighborhood business neighborhood.

Stanford board members voted unanimously to pass the first reading of the ordinance amending these zoning changes.


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