CITY OF OPELIKA NOTICE OF PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING AND PUBLIC HEARINGS

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CITY OF OPELIKA
NOTICE OF PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING AND PUBLIC HEARINGS
TO: RESIDENTS AND PROPERTY OWNERS OF THE CITY OF OPELIKA AND ALL OTHER INTERESTED CITIZENS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Planning Commission of the City of Opelika, Alabama
will hold a regular meeting and will be conducting public hearings on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. in the Commission Chambers in the Public Works Administrative Building located at 700 Fox Trail, Opelika, Alabama. A Planning Commission work session begins at 2:00 PM. The purpose of the public hearings is to receive public comment on the following:

  1. A public hearing on a request by James L. McCrory, authorized representative of John D. Harris, CJCF, LLC, property owner, for preliminary and final plat approval of the Likins First Revision SD, A Resubdivsion of Lot 1-C-1 and Lot 4-A, Block J, Byrd Land subdivision, 2 lots at 708 Avenue D.
  2. A public hearing on a request by Richard Patton/Mike Maher, authorized representative of Southside Opelika, LLC, property owner, for preliminary and final plat approval of the Southside, Phase 2, Redivision of Lots 3-A-1, 6 and 7, 8 lots subdivision consisting of 8 lots accessed at South 8th Street
    and Avenue D.
  3. A public hearing on a request by Brian Allen/Mike Maher, authorized representative of Brian Allen, property owner, for preliminary plat approval of the Bryant-Calloway, Redivision of Parcel 2, Redivision of Parcel 2-A subdivision consisting of 5 lots accessed at the 3700 block Oak Bowery Road.
  4. A request by Andrew Click/Mike Maher, authorized representative for Click Properties, LLC, property owners, for preliminary and final plat approval of the Totten’s Map of Opelika, Block M, Redivision of Lot 1, 2B, 3, and Lot 4 consisting of 8 lots accessed from South 4 th Street, Avenue C, and Avenue D.
  5. A request by David Lee/Mike Maher, authorized representative for Dorothy Lee, property owner, for preliminary and final plat approval of the Lee subdivision consisting of 2 lots accessed from Lee Road 390 and Lee Road 182.
  6. A request by Mike Maher, authorized representative for Race Cannon Development, LLC, property owners, for preliminary and final plat approval of the Cannon Gate, Redivision of Parcel A and Parcel A-3 subdivision consisting of 2 lots accessed from Oak Bowery Road and Blackhawk Drive. (Tabled at September 24 th PC Meeting.)
  7. A request by Blake Rice, authorized representative for Jimmy K. Goree, property owner, for preliminary and final plat approval of the Goree’s Subdivision consisting of 2 lots accessed at 3797 Highway 169.
  8. A request by Blake Rice, authorized representative for Pyramid Financial Trust, LLC, property owners, for preliminary and final plat approval of the Re-Subdivision of Tract A-1-A of Fox Run Parkway Development, LLC subdivision consisting of 3 lots accessed at 1015 McCoy Street.
  9. A request by Blake Rice, authorized representative for Beulah Properties, LLC, property owners, for preliminary plat approval of the Sentinel Hills, Phase 3 subdivision consisting of 14 lots accessed from the 1300 block Fox Run Parkway.
  10. A request by Daniel Holland, authorized representative for Koul Properties, Inc., property owners, for preliminary plat approval of the Fox Run subdivision consisting of 249 lots accessed from Lee Road 2192.
  11. A public hearing on a request by Chris Taylor, authorized representative for Marrell Hartley, property owner, for conditional use approval for an auto maintenance and auto repair business accessed at 1418 2nd Avenue.
  12. A public hearing on a request by Mike Bowden and Brad Bowden, authorized representative for Mike Bowden and Tall Oaks, LLC, property owners, for conditional use approval for apartment renovations and apartment addition (Tree Tops Apartments) accessed at 2908 Birmingham Highway.
  13. (a) A public hearing to consider a recommendation to the City Council on a request by Opelika Industrial Development Authority, authorized representative for E. R. Cannon, property owner, to rezone 107.6 acres accessed at the 3800 block Birmingham Highway from a R-5 zoning district to a M-2 (public manufacturing) zoning district.
    (b) An agenda item related to the rezoning request concerns an amendment to the Future Land Use Map for the 107.6 acres at 3800 block Birmingham Highway from a mixed use commercial & residential use (planned unit development) to public manufacturing. If the Planning Commission votes to send a positive recommendation to the City Council to rezone the property, then approval of the said amendment is recommended.
  14. (a) A public hearing to consider a recommendation to the City Council on a request by Bolt Engineering, Inc., authorized representative for Kyle S. Drake, Jr. Living Trust, property owner, to rezone 150 acres accessed at 2015 South Uniroyal Road from a R-1 zoning district to a PUD zoning district.
    (b) An agenda item related to the rezoning request concerns an amendment to the Future Land Use Map for the 150 acres at 2015 South Uniroyal Road from a low density residential to a planned unit development. If the Planning Commission votes to send a positive recommendation to the City Council to rezone the property, then approval of said amendments to the Future Land Use map is recommended.
  15. (a) A public hearing to consider a recommendation to the City Council on a request by Ben Jordan c/o Southern Union Community College, authorized representative for J. R. Dudley, property owner, to rezone 3 acres accessed from Dickson Street from a R-3 zoning district to a I-1 zoning district.
    (b) An agenda item related to the rezoning request concerns an amendment to the Future Land Use Map for the 3 acres accessed from Dickson Street from a low-density residential use to an
    institutional use. If the Planning Commission votes to send a positive recommendation to the City
    Council to rezone the property, then approval of said amendments to the Future Land Use map is recommended.
  16. A public hearing on a request by Brandon Bolt, authorized representative for Opelika Gateway
    Properties, LLC, property owners, for major revisions to the Wyndham PUD (Planning Unit
    Development) Master Plan accessed from Gateway Drive and Marvyn Parkway. Following the
    public hearing, the Planning Commission will consider a recommendation to the City Council. The proposed revisions are to the residential lot widths and/or commercial & residential uses as follows:
    • from office/apartments to commercial, POD #2)
    • from office/apartments to office/townhomes (Marvyn Parkway, POD #3)
    • from office to industrial (Marvyn Parkway, POD #6)
    • from 25-foot townhomes to commercial (POD #8 & #9)
    • from future development to apartments (POD #10, Gateway Drive)
    • from 125-foot single family homes to 65-foot single family homes (POD #11)
    • from 80-100-foot single family homes to 65-foot single family homes (POD #11)
    • from 25-foot townhomes to 65-foot single family homes (POD #11)
    • from 60-75-foot cottages to 75-foot single family homes (POD #12)
    • from cluster homes to 75-foot single family homes (POD #12)
    • from 80-100-foot single family homes to 75-foot single family homes (POD #12)
    • from 60-75-foot cottages to 75-foot single family homes (POD #12)
  17. A public hearing to consider a recommendation to the City Council on proposed text amendments to the Zoning Ordinance: Amend Section IX Sign Regulations; sub-sections: Section 9.5 General Provisions for Signs, Section 9.10 Sign Permits, Section 9.12 Miscellaneous Provisions, Schedule A
    The following agenda items are included as “Other Business” at the October 22nd Planning Commission meeting:
  18. The Planning Commission will review the By-Laws of the Planning Commission to determine if amendments to the By-laws are necessary.
  19. Approve dates for the November and December Planning Commission Meetings due to holidays. Suggestion:
    Tuesday, November 19th and Tuesday, December 17th .
    All interested persons are invited to attend the meeting/public hearings and be heard. Written comments concerning the above matters may be mailed to the Planning Director at 700 Fox Trail, Opelika, Alabama
    36801 at any time prior to the meeting/public hearings and may be further submitted to the Planning Commission at the meeting/public hearings.
    The Planning Commission reserves the right to modify or alter any of the proposed amendments
    to the Zoning Ordinance and to make its recommendations accordingly to the City Council.
    Please contact Kevin Rice, the City’s ADA Coordinator, at 334-705-5132 at least two (2) working
    days prior to the meeting if you require special accommodations due to a disability.
    PLANNING DIRECTOR
    Legal Run 10/09/19

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