Petition to Amend the Zoning Map
Application / Petition to Amend the Zoning Map & Procedures
- The items described below, concerning the petition to rezone should be submitted to the Planning Department at least 8 working days in advance of the Planning Commission meeting at which the petition / authorized representative wishes to introduce the petition.
- Items which should be submitted to the Planning Department are as follows:
- Application / Petition to amend the Zoning Map (PDF)
- Payment of $75 filing fee (due upon application submission).
- Names and Addressed of Property owners that are:
- Located within a radius of 200 feet of all boundaries of the property proposed to be rezoned
- Located within the same block as the proposed property to be rezoned
- Site Plan
- Legal description of property proposed for rezoning
- Photocopy of a map marked to identify:
- Site proposed to be rezoned
- All properties within a radius of 200 feet of all boundaries of the property proposed to be rezoned
- All properties within the same block as the property proposed to be rezoned, or within the area defined as the equivalent of a block
- Present zoning and land use of the above properties
- Any other information or material to illustrate the proposal.
- The schedule which the petitioner / authorized representative must follow for the rezoning petition is as follows:
- Prepare and submit the items described above for placement on the Commission's agenda
- Introduce the request to the Commission at its regularly scheduled meeting. At the introduction, the Commission will schedule a public hearing on rezoning petition usually at the next regular scheduled Commission meeting. Also, the Commission may schedule a site visit
- After the Commission has set the public hearing, the petitioner shall mail notices, at least 15 days prior to the public hearing, to:
- Property owners within a radius of 200 feet of all boundaries of the property proposed to be rezoned
- To property owners within the same block as the property proposed to be rezoned or within the area defined as the equivalent of block
- That a public hearing will be held pertaining to the matter and state the date, time, and place of the public hearing
- The location of the proposed rezoning
- The present zoning and proposed zoning districts
- The owners of the property proposed to be rezoned
- The petitioners requesting the rezoning, if different from the property owners
- Appear at the public hearing on the rezoning petition and take action according to the public hearing procedures which follow
Public Hearing Procedures
A "block" is an area bounded on all sides by open and city-maintained streets (not alleys) or natural boundaries. In the event that the block criterion cannot be applied to a request to amend the zoning map, the equivalent of a block shall be:
- An area bounded by one or more open and city-maintained streets (not alleys) or natural boundaries including all properties abutting said street or natural boundaries, unless otherwise directed by the Department of Planning and Community Development
- That area within 600 feet from the exterior boundary of the property proposed to be rezoned, where said bounds do not exist.