Fayetteville City Council
August 11, 2014
- Property located at 2346 Gillespie street (Amerco Real Estate Co.) has been rezoned from commercial county zoning to light industrial zoning. Purpose of the rezoning is to expand the business.
- Property located 2140 Skibo Road (Edwin Clark, Billie Clark, David Clark) has been rezoned from mixed residential and commercial zoning to half community commercial zoning. Purpose of the rezoning is to expand property to commercial along Skibo Road
Other Items of Business:
Approved unanimously was the Coliseum Tourism Overlay Zoning District. The purpose of this new district is to regulate development around the Crown Colisium. The overlay district is generally bounded by Owen Drive, NC Hwy 87, E. Mountain Drive and US HWY 301 (Gillespie Street) on both sides.
Background: (the following information is from a city memo)
The proposed overlay is the result of several recent efforts: major initiatives by Cumberland County to improve operations at the Crown; concerns about recent applications for new billboards along major approaches to the Crown; and renewed concern at all levels about the condition of the major gateways and areas around our economic engines.
Nonconforming Standards: The ordinance matches the County’s amendment in reducing the time to 180 days that a use could remain inactive before being required to comply with any new standards. Compliance is also the same — triggered when damages or cost of repairs/renovations exceed 40 percent of the structure’s reproducible value or its bulk (including foundations).
The Council approved amendments to the City Code Chapter 30 of the Unified Development Ordinance which will define and classify cottage develoments.
While a powerful tool in a redevelopment toolbox and increasingly desired by young professionals, empty nesters and retirees, this type of individual, compact housing in a community setting is not allowed by the code. The amendment defines, classifies and sets the use-specific standards for “cottage development.” Cottage developments are small clusters of houses oriented toward each other across a common green area and accessed by a small lane as part of a single development. The use could be approved in the AR and all SF single family zoning districts through the Neighborhood Compatibility process. Choosing this housing type triggers development standards regarding number, size, orientation, landscaping and common areas that help unify the development and protect the value and character of the surrounding area.
The Council approved unanimously the Multimodal Transit Center Construction Contract in the amount of $11.625 million to Construction Systems Inc. out of Fayetteville North Carolina.
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