Call to order – 9:
Roll Call –
Mandatory Referrals (All approved)
- Ordinance #2210-05: City property on
5158 Broadway Avenuesold to . Dr. Lopez says he will occupy 50% of the property and lease the other portion out. He also has plans for a second phase. Dr. Javier Lopez
- Ordinance #119-06: The sale of Land Reutilization Program property located on Cedar Avenue, between East 100th and 101st Streets to Fairfax Renaissance Development Corporation. This land is for the
that was conceptually approved by the commission last December. It was noted the Star Research Building ClevelandClinic is still not on board with the developer; however, they said they do not need the Clinic in order to move forward. Good news.
- Ordinance #161-06: Amend a previously passed ordinance passed on
October 31, 2005regarding building height requirements within the Midtown Mixed Use District.
Summary Calendar (All approved)
- Ordinance #115-06: Authorized the sale of Land Reutilization Program property on
East 68th Streetto . Juanmea Charnuse Harris
- Ordinance #116-06: Authorized the sale of Land Reutilization Program property on
Whittier Avenueto . Angela Bennett
- Ordinance #118-06: Authorized the sale of Land Reutilization Program property on
St. Clair Avenueto . Ronda J. Thompson
- Ordinance #22-06: To vacate a portion of
- Ordinance #17-06: To vacate a portion of the 1st un-named Alley, west of
Pearl Roadfrom Krather Roadto its northern terminus.
What should have been a routine approval was dragged on for nearly an hour. I am not going to get all of this correct, but I will try. The property either currently has or is proposed to have four units on it: three single-family and one multi-family – none of which would be owner occupied. Partly because of this and with issues regarding the legality of the current driveway ribbon (in addition to the lack of support from the local councilman) the commission did not approve the lot split.
It was suggested the owner, who was not present, might consider tearing one of the houses down and place (legal) driveway with a nice garage and carriage house in its place.
Quote of the day –
“Never let the market dictate a good planning decision.”
This should have also been a relatively simple approval; however, the owner of the proposed gas station did not take well to the local development corp. committee’s comments about the project and instead of coming back to them with improvements, they went straight to the commission (with said improvements… or at least some of the).
What is planned is to tear down the existing structure and have it replaced with a new one. What was an issue had to do with landscaping and certain design elements (the business is located near
In the end, the commission approved the plan with a condition that the existing guardrail along an adjacent side street is taken down and in its place, a decorative black aluminum fence along the entire street edge.
Midtown Design Review, M2006-001 (approved)
Stockyard Homes, LP., Lease Purchase Properties, Scattered Site Single-Family Houses
18 units of housing to be built on empty lots throughout the Stockyards Neighborhood. Three differmet models will be available.
Director’s Report (none)
At the January 6 Planning Commission meeting,
Today was his day. What follows are some of the comments made by some of the Commission members during this time.
*Paul Alsenas brought the bridge alignment issue to the public’s attention.
*ODOT recently was part of a meeting with numerous politicians (not Paul Alsenas) and all came intoconsensus regarding the dropping of the southern alignment
*The Economic Development study still has not been done
*Perhaps we should invite
*He disagreed with Cimperman stating the creation of these places were circumstantial
*ODOT Director Proctor told
*All this time ODOT had been asking for us to compromise on very aspects of the freeway design repeatedly. We have been compromising for 5 ½ years.
*There are some major problems ahead with this project. Attention has been brought to the consultants and ODOT regarding the failing bulkheads on the
*There was a 50 person scoping committee with no one person or agency being held accountable
*The scoping Committee was designed to fail
*In June of 2004, ODOT said they would include community development with the project. *Sometime between then and June of 2005, something happened where they decided not to address it.
*There is a political feeling that we (
*“You think they (ODOT) doesn’t get it… I think they do get it and are purposely avoiding it.”