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

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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, November 19, 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 2:30 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, 3 lots at 708 Avenue D.
  2. A public hearing on a request by James L. McCrory, authorized representative of Ernest T, Jean W. and Curtis Whatley, property owners, for preliminary and final plat approval of the Whatley Boys subdivision, 2 lots at 7787 Highway 51.
  3. A public hearing on a request by Harris Gray, LLC, authorized representative of H. M. Prather, property owner, for preliminary and final plat approval of the Beulah Water Authority subdivision consisting of 2 lots accessed at Lee Road 266.
  4. A public hearing on a request by Arthur R. Nettles, authorized representative of C. Thomas Brunson, property owner, for preliminary and final plat approval of the Exit 64 subdivision consisting of one lot at the corner of Anderson Road & West Point Parkway.
  5. A public hearing on a request by Arthur R. Nettles, authorized representative of Jim Parker Hotel Group, LLC, property owners, for preliminary and final plat approval of the Opelika Marketplace Development subdivision consisting of 4 lots accessed from Parkway Way.
  6. A public hearing on a request by Blake Rice, authorized representative of Pyramid Financial Trust, LLC, property owners, for preliminary plat approval of The Park subdivision consisting of 74 lots at McCoy Street & East Johnson Avenue.
  7. A public hearing on a request by Blake Rice, authorized representative for Pyramid Financial Trust, LLC, property owners, for conditional use approval for a 30-unit townhouse development (The Park Townhomes) accessed from East Johnson Avenue.
  8. A public hearing on a request by Blake Rice, authorized representative for One Voice Shelter Coalition, Inc., property owners, to amend the conditional use approval for Northridge Project-transitional housing at 801 Morris Avenue: Modify site plan to allow parking on right-of-way.
  9. A public hearing on a request by David A. Slocum, authorized representative for J & G Properties, LLC, property owners, for conditional use approval for climate control mini warehouses (410 units) accessed from the 3500 block of Birmingham Highway.
  10. A public hearing on a request by Randy Brown and Mike Maher, authorized representative for Cannon Gate Homeowners Association Inc., property owners, for major revisions to the Cannon Gate PUD (Planning Unit Development) Master Plan accessed from Oak Bowery Road and Blackhawk Drive. The revisions concern converting 6.4 acres designated as common area to private ownership.
    Following the public hearing, the Planning Commission will consider a recommendation to the City Council.
  11. (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. (Tabled at the October 22 nd PC Meeting.)
    (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. (Tabled at the October 22 nd PC Meeting.)
  12. (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. (Tabled at the October 22 nd PC Meeting.)
    (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. (Tabled at the October 22 nd PC Meeting.)
  13. 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
    Tabled at the October 22 nd PC Meeting.
  14. The following agenda items are included as “Other Business” at the November 19th Planning Commission meeting:
    a. The Planning Commission will review the By-Laws of the Planning Commission to determine if amendments to the By-laws are necessary.
    b. Barrett-Simpson, Inc/Blake Rice, Lafayette Parkway & Freeman Avenue, R-4, GC-S,
    Condominiums – 22 dwelling units. Conditional use approval will expire on January 28, 2020;
    Requesting extension of Conditional use approval for six months to July 28, 2020.
    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 11/13/19

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