AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE ZONING ORDINANCE AND ZONING MAP OF THE CITY OF OPELIKA

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ORDINANCE NO. 007-20
AN ORDINANCE TO
AMEND THE ZONING
ORDINANCE AND ZONING MAP OF THE CITY OF OPELIKA
BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council (the “Council”) of the City of Opelika, Alabama (the “City”) as follows:
Section 1. FINDINGS. The Council has determined and hereby finds and declares that the following facts are true and correct:
(a) Kyle S. Drake, Jr., heretofore submitted to the City a development plan for a planned unit development (“PUD”) entitled Drakes Landing PUD on approximately 150 acres.
(b) The proposed development is located in a R-1 District (Rural District) and is located on the eastern side of South Uniroyal Road at 2015 South Uniroyal Road.
(c) The proposed Development Plan provides for 190 single-family residential lots and approximately 57 acres of undeveloped open space. The minimum lot size is 15,000 square feet. The Development is accessed from South Uniroyal Road. The access street is a boulevard type with a wider entrance and two lanes separated by a median.
(d) The Planning Commission heretofore conducted a public hearing of the proposed development and referred to the City Council its recommendation to approve the proposed development.
(e) It is advisable and in the interest of the City and the public interest that the proposed property described in Section 3 below should be developed as a unified residential development.
Section 2. APPROVAL OF THE DEVELOPMENT PLAN. The Development Plan as submitted for review is hereby approved and affirmed as required by Section 8.18(N) of the Zoning Ordinance of the City, subject to compliance with the following requirements, conditions and modifications:
(a) The Developer shall install underground utilities.
(b) The Developer shall install sidewalks on at least one side of all streets.
(c) The Developer shall relocate the street stub-out shown at the north property line to align with the proposed street shown on the Master Plan. The street stub-out provides an alternative future access point.
(d) The Developer shall provide a 25-foot natural undisturbed buffer or a six-foot high opaque fence along the near lot line lots hat abut the north, south and west
perimeter property lines.
Section 3. DESIGNATION OF A PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT. The official Zoning Map is hereby amended and the zoning classification for the following parcel of land shall be changed from a R-1 District (Rural District) to a Planned Unit Development (PUD) on the official zoning map of the City.
Parcel B of Kyle S. Drake, Jr., Subdivision according to and as shown by map or plat of said subdivision of record in Plat Book 13, at Page 84, in the Office of the Judge of Probate of Lee County, Alabama.
The above property is located at 2015 South Uniroyal Road.
Section 4. RETENTION OF COPIES OF DEVELOPMENT PLAN. Copies of the Development Plan shall be maintained in the office of the City Clerk, City Planner, City
Engineer and Building Official and shall be open for public inspection.
Section 5. REPEALER. Any ordinance or part thereof in conflict with provisions of this Ordinance be and the same are hereby repealed.
Section 6. EFFECTIVE DATE. This Ordinance shall become effective upon its adoption, approval and publication as required by law.
Section 7. PUBLICATION. This Ordinance shall be published one (1) time in a newspaper of general circulation in the City of Opelika, Lee County, Alabama.
All interested persons are invited to attend the public hearing and be heard. Written
comments concerning the above matter may be mailed to the City Clerk at P.O. Box 390, Opelika, AL 36803 at any time prior to the public hearing and may be further submitted to the City Council at the meeting and the public hearing.
Please contact Kevin Rice, the City’s ADA Coordinator, at 334-705-2083 at least two (2) working days prior to the meeting if you require special accommodations due to any disability.
ADOPTED AND APPROVED this the 4th day of March, 2020
/s/ Eddie Smith
PRESIDENT OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE
CITY OF OPELIKA, ALABAMA
ATTEST:
/s/ Russell A. Jones
CITY CLERK
TRANSMITTED TO MAYOR on this the 4th day of March, 2020.
/s/ Russell A. Jones
CITY CLERK
ACTION BY MAYOR
APPROVED this the 4th day of March, 2020.
/s/ Gary Fuller
MAYOR
ATTEST:
/s/ Russell A. Jones
City Clerk
Legal Run 03/04/2020

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