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Planning commission continues rezoning discussion today
UPDATE: The planning commission tabled the items on the agenda. There is a possibility that more properties will be added to the list of properties to be rezoned. Because it differs from the original plan, there must be another public hearing (that requires advertisement) to seek public opinion again.
At this afternoon’s planning commission meeting, the discussion over rezoning and the city’s long-term plans for different areas of downtown.
The rezoning would change several downtown neighborhoods from Commercial-Transitional (C-T) and Industrial (1-I) to Commercial-Downtown (C-D).
The rezoning would allow for expansion of the Arts and Cultural District, and establish a Warehouse District and a Train Station District.
In its written report in support of the rezoning, the city’s Planning Department described what could be built in the future. It envisions four condominium buildings, four parking decks, 14 new townhouse-style residences along Charles, Dixon and Princess Anne streets, and more retail shops.
The meeting is at 4 p.m. in City Council chambers at City Hall, 715 Princess Anne St.