Cleveland City Council Approves Amendment To Zoning Height Restrictions

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - by Tonya Brantley
The Cleveland City Council unanimously passed an amendment to the zoning regulations section 3.2 to provide for exceptions to zoning height restrictions for manufacturing and warehousing uses during a voting session Monday afternoon after a public hearing to hear comments concerning the amendment that took place two weeks ago.
 
The current zoning ordinance does allow for spires, belfries, cupolas, water tanks, ventilators, chimneys or other similar appurtenances to exceed the maximum height permitted.
This additional language adds flexibility to the height requirements for manufacturing and warehousing facilities as is often necessary to accommodate varying racking heights required by industry today.
 
The council considered the comments of the Cleveland Municipal Planning Commission and evaluated the possibility of exceptions to zoning height restrictions for the construction and improvement of manufacturing and warehousing facilities and determined that existing zoning regulations should be revised to exceptions to those restrictions so as to allow for construction or improvement of facilities where some portion of them may need to exceed the zoning height limit in order to accommodate storage, handling, manufacturing or assembly of materials or products.
 
The amendment allows where necessary, accommodations to the design of a manufacturing or warehouse facilities. The zoning height restrictions are waived to the extent necessary as determined by the director in consultation with the owner.
 
In other business, the council denied two rezoning requests in the Stephens Place Subdivision on Stephens Road from R-1 (single family residential dwelling district) to R-2 (low density single and multi-family dwelling district) Monday afternoon during their regular voting session. The decision to deny the rezoning requests came after a continuation of the public hearings took place. Property owner Danny Mundy made the request to rezone two lots so he could build a tri-plex. The Planning Commission recommended denial of the rezoning requests. If he chooses, Mr. Mundy can come back with another rezoning request on the same properties in one year.
 
Also, Police Management Consultant Rex Barton presented an Award of State Accreditation to the Cleveland City Police Department. The award was presented to Chief Wes Snyder and his staff on behalf of the Tennessee Law Enforcement Accreditation Program.
 
The Cleveland City Council will hold its next voting session meeting on April 22, at 3 p.m.

Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: ALLEN, RICHARD T  2705 WOODSIDE AVENUE CHATTANOOGA, 37407  Age at Arrest: 26 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga BURGLARY --- BAILEY, JACKIE DALE  418 HOLDER LN CHATTANOOGA, 37419  Age at Arrest: 40 years old Arresting Agency: Hamilton County POSS OF XANEX FOR RESALE POSSESSION ... (click for more)

Just 3,735 Have Voted In The City Election After 8 Days Of Early Voting

Just 3,735 Chattanooga voters have cast ballots after eight days of early voting leading up to the March 7 city election. One day just 48 people showed up at the Northgate voting site. Only 88 went to the most popular early voting site - the election office off Amnicola Highway the same day. The high turnout thus far has been 199 at the election office on Tuesday. The ... (click for more)

CVB Should Share Financials With The Home Folks

The recent debate over the Convention and Visitor's Bureau's funding and budget has gotten ugly. A Hamilton County commissioner has asked questions and made comments about the CVB. The director of the CVB has organized a campaign to dismiss the commissioner's questions and comments. The children on the playground are choosing sides and nothing useful seems to be happening. It's ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Haggling Must Stop

Far be it for me to suggest the Hamilton County Commission and the School Board need to spend more time at recess but it was obvious this week the two groups need to work at being better friends. We have nine county commissioners and just as many corresponding school board members to work together for the betterment of one entity – Hamilton County. Everybody who thinks that is happening ... (click for more)

Legendary Howard Coach Henry Bowles Dies At 80

Legendary Howard High Coach Henry Wesley Bowles, Sr., has died at the age of 80 after a lengthy illness. Coach Bowles was born in Chattanooga on Oct. 14, 1936. He graduated from Howard High School, class of 1955, and received his bachelor of arts degree from Lane College, Jackson, Tn. While at Lane College, he was student council president, business manager and Who’s Who among ... (click for more)

Silverdale Girls Claim District 5-A Championship

The face and philosophy might have changed, but the expectations for the Silverdale Baptist Academy girls’ basketball team remained the same. Heading into the season with five seniors and a first-year, first-time head coach in Victor Underwood, the Lady Seahawks had their sights set on winning a District 5-A championship. Wednesday night, they achieved that goal with ... (click for more)