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The City Council of the City of Opelika will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers of the Municipal Building, 204 S. 7th Street, Opelika, Lee County, Alabama, to consider the adoption of an ordinance to amend the text of the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Opelika in the following respects:
(a) Section 7.3B “Uses Allowed”, is amended so that the use category of “Automobile Repair” as shown in the matrix table shall be revised by changing the use in the GC district from Not Allowed (N) to Conditional Use (C), as follows:
Uses:                Districts:                R-1   R-1A   R-2   R-3   R-4   R-4M  R-5   R-5M  C-1  C-2 C-3  M-1  M-2  I-1   GC
Automobile Related        Automobile Repair:                    N       N         N       N     N       N         N       N         N     N     C     A    A      N       C
(b)    Section 7.3 (Specific District Regulation) is amended to add the following footnote (Footnote 11) to the “Gateway Corridor (GC)” column specifying standards in the
Automobile Repair Uses in the Gateway Corridor:
“11 Automobile Repairs in the GC Overlay District:  New or expanded automobile repair uses in this overlay must meet the following standards.  Vehicles undergoing repair, painting or bodywork shall remain inside an enclosed structure at all times. Unlicensed, untitled vehicles shall not be permitted on the site at any time.  No body or chassis shall be stored on the site at any time.  All parts, including body parts, shall be stored within a completely enclosed structure.  Adequate provisions shall be made for ventilation and the dispersion and removal of fumes, and for the removal of hazardous chemicals and fluids.  There must be a separator within the drainage system if cleaning agents are being rinsed off of vehicles for all washing/rinsing.  There shall be no selling of vehicles at a shop for auto repair.  The area around the building shall be kept free of debris and shall be maintained in an orderly and clean condition.  No repair, service or paint bay shall be oriented so that its interior is visible from the corridor street.”
(c)    Except as specifically amended or changed herein, all other district regulations as shown in the matrix table shall remain in full force and effect.
Public Notice of this public hearing with insertion of the proposed ordinance was first published on April 12, 2017 in the Opelika Observer.  This notice is given pursuant to Section 11-52-78 Code of Alabama (1975).
THIS NOTICE is given under my hand this the 19th day of April, 2017.
/s/    R. G. Shuman
Legal run 4/19/17


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