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1. Whether the zoning proposal is in conformity with the policy and intent of theComprehensive Plan.
This property is listed on the future land use map in
Comprehensive Plan 2005-2025
as ‘Suburban Character’. The Comprehensive Plan describes
the Suburban Character Area as an area where typical types of suburban residentialsubdivision development have occurred and where pressures for the typical types of suburbanresidential subdivision development are greatest
The Plan indicates that the intent of theSuburban Character Area is to recognize those areas of the county that have developed intraditional suburban land use patterns while encouraging new development to have increasedconnectivity and accessibility. The proposed density for areas of this type is up to 8 dwellingunits per acre as described in the Plan policy
Of note, the property is also located in close proximity to -but not within-
a character area described as ‘Conservation/Greenspace’, due to
the presence of a stream to the north of the property. This character area is summarized in the
Comprehensive Plan as “Primarily undeveloped and environmentally sensitive lan
ds notsuitable for development and areas of protected open space that follow linear features for recreation, and conservation. It also includes lands used for active recreational purposes that
provide a wide range of activities.”
2. Whether the zoning proposal will permit a use that is suitable in view of the use anddevelopment of adjacent and nearby properties?
This proposal for a one-family detachedresidential use planned for this development site is entirely consistent with the policy intentof the Plan, as the Plan forecasts residential uses in this character area of the city, makingaccommodations for homes to be built at a maximum density of eight units per acre.
3. Whether the property to be affected by the zoning proposal has a reasonable economicuse as currently zoned?
Both the Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance make provisions that allow for greater development density of the subject properties. The currentapproved development density allows for economic use; however, the proposed density of 4.11 units per acre is more in line with suburban development density in this area of the cityand is a more reasonable economic use for the subject property.
4. Whether the zoning proposal will adversely affect the existing use or usability of adjacent or nearby property?
The proposal is to build single family detached infillhousing, which is exactly the same land use pattern that abuts the project to the east, at acomparable development density. It appears the proposed development will not adverselyaffect the area.
5. Whether there are other existing or changing conditions affecting the use anddevelopment of the property which gives supporting grounds for either approval ordisapproval of the zoning proposal?
As noted in item #4 above, the existing land use pattern to the east provides additional supporting grounds for approving the zoning proposal.
6. Whether the zoning proposal will adversely affect historic buildings, sites, districts, orarchaeological resources?
There are no such known historic buildings, sites, districts or