Planning Commission Agenda And Staff Recommendations

Monday, August 05, 2013
Here is the agenda as well as the staff recommendations for the meeting of the Planning Commission next Monday at 1 p.m. at the County Courthouse.

I. Opening Comments & Announcements (Chairman)

II. Subdivision Plats & Variances

III. Old Business

1. 2013-082 – Joseph Ingram/Glen Meadows/Brett Sexton – 8600 block of Petty Road – City of Chattanooga – Special Exceptions Permit:  Residential Planned Unit Development

2. 2013-083 – Joseph Ingram/Glen Meadows/Brett Sexton – 8599, 8601, 8603, 8605 & 8607 Petty Road – City of Chattanooga – Rezone from R-5 Residential Zone to R-3MD Moderate Density Zone

IV. New Business

A. Rezonings, Closures/Abandonments, Special Permits, Condition Amendments

1. 2013-101 – Towson and Dede Engsberg – 501 E. 16th Street – City of Chattanooga – Rezone from R-3 Residential Zone to C-3 Central Business Zone

2. 2013-102 – Tim McClure/J. R. Barker – 4815 Hixson Pike – City of Chattanooga – Rezone from R-1 Residential Zone to R-3 Residential Zone

3. 2013-103 – Debbie D. Cook – 9160 Ooltewah-Georgetown Road – City of Chattanooga – Rezone from R-5 Residential Zone to R-1 Residential Zone

4. 2013-104 – Troy Cox – 706, 710 & 716 Ashland Terrace – City of Chattanooga – Amend Conditions of Ordinance No. 12472 from Previous Case No. 2010-162

5. 2013-105 – Henrietta Morris/Johnella Morris – 515 Spruce Street – City of Chattanooga – Rezone from R-3 Residential Zone to UGC Urban General Commercial Zone

6. MR-2013-106 – Susan Cruze – Alley off Unit Block (28 & 34) Shallowford Road – City of Chattanooga – Mandatory Referral:  Alley Closure

7.  2013-107 – Alan Haniszewski/RTB Holdings, LLC – 630 E. 19th Street – City of Chattanooga – Rezone from R-3 Residential Zone to C-3 Central Business Zone

8. 2013-108 – Ray Moss – 8699 North Hickory Valley Road – Hamilton County – Rezone from R-2A Rural Residential District to R-3 Apartment-Townhouse District 

9. 2013-109 – James Pratt/James C. Whitmire, Colony Land & Investments – 5650 Cassandra Smith Road – City of Chattanooga – Special Exceptions Permit:  Residential Planned Unit Development

V. Public Comments on Non-Agenda Items

VI. Approval of Minutes

VII. Adjourn

Click here for the staff recommendations.


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