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.

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