City of Oak Creek
Common Council Report
Meeting Date: September 18, 2012
Recommendation:† That the Council adopt Ordinance No. 2661 which would rezone the property at 6939 S. 13th Street from Rs-4, Single-Family Residential to Rm-1, Multi-Family Residential.
Background: ††John Karpfinger is requesting that the property at 6939 S. 13th Street be rezoned from Rs-4, Single-Family Residential to Rm-1, Multi-Family Residential.† While the applicant does not have any plans at this time to develop the property they would like to have the Rm-1 zoning in place so they can better market the property.†
The Cityís comprehensive plan has this area designated as mixed residential and the proposed Rm-1, Multi Family is the appropriate zoning for that land use.† Single-Family residential is no longer appropriate for this area, which is on a 4-lane road and surrounded by Manufacturing and Multi-Family housing.
Under the straight Rm-1, Multi-Family Residential the applicants are somewhat limited in what they can do with the land.† First, no multi-family building can be constructed within 50 feet of the single-family property to the north, which is still zoned Rs-4, Single-Family Residential.† Second, they are limited to 4-unit buildings. Buildings with more than 4 units require a Conditional Use or a Planned Unit Development, which would require more detailed plans.† Additionally, the applicant will need to return to the Plan Commission for any site, building, or landscaping plans.
After first reviewing the application staff had encouraged the applicants to do a Planned Unit Development to have more flexibility in how the site would be laid out and to allow for more dwelling units per building.† However the indicated they arenít going to develop it themselves so they didnít want to tie a future owner to a specific general development plan.† It is likely that whoever ends up developing this land may come back to the City for a Planned Unit Development request on this land.†
The Plan Commission has recommended approval of the proposed rezoning.
Fiscal Impact:† While there is no fiscal impact associated with this rezoning, future development under the Rm-1, Multi-Family Residential zoning will increase the value of this land and will generate impact fees for each housing unit developed.
Prepared by:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Respectfully Submitted,
Doug Seymour, AICP†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† Gerald Peterson, ICMA-CM
Director of Community Development††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† City Administrator
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