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File #: 2673   
Type: Public Hearing Status: Adopted
File created: 3/15/2021 In control: Planning and Development
On agenda: 4/15/2021 Final action: 4/15/2021
Title: Robert Van Horn and Gerald K. Houck request a change of zoning classification from RU-1-9 to BU-2. (21Z00004) (Tax Account 2501307) (District 2)
Attachments: 1. Administrative Policies of the Future Land Use Element.pdf, 2. Staff Comments, 3. GIS Maps, 4. Application Pages, 5. Sign Posting Affidavit, 6. P&Z Minutes
Subject:
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Robert Van Horn and Gerald K. Houck request a change of zoning classification from RU-1-9 to BU-2. (21Z00004) (Tax Account 2501307) (District 2)
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Fiscal Impact:
None
Dept/Office:
Planning and Development
Requested Action:
Recommendation
It is requested that the Board of County Commissioners conduct a public hearing to consider a request for a change of zoning classification from RU-1-9 (Single-Family Residential) to BU-2 (Retail, Warehousing, and Wholesale Commercial).
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Summary Explanation and Background:
The applicant is requesting a change of zoning classification from RU-1-9 (Single-Family Residential) to BU-2 (Retail, Warehousing, and Wholesale Commercial) on a 0.53-acre lot. The applicant currently has no plans to develop the site, but wishes to change the zoning and FLU (Future Land Use) to match the surrounding area. The surrounding area is primarily BU-2 zoning with the CC FLU designation. The site is located within the Merritt Island Redevelopment Area (MIRA) and approximately 500 feet north of the Merritt Island Airport.

BU-2 zoning allows for intensive retail and wholesale businesses, as well as heavy repair services and warehousing activities. Conditional uses in BU-2 include overnight commercial parking and automobile sales and storage (under one acre in MIRA). The applicant has indicated medical offices/clinic, retail, or light manufacturing as potential uses. The subject parcel is currently developed with a single-family residence built in 1954 that is not currently in use, and would be removed in the event the site is redeveloped.

The abutting parcels to the west are zoned BU-2 and are developed with a 3,492 square-foot warehouse/flex space on the northwestern parcel and a 13,456 square-foot office building on the southwestern parcel. The abutting parcel to the south is an undeveloped BU-2 parcel. The parcel is abutted by roads on the north and east sides.

On March 8, 2021, the Planning and Zoning Board heard the req...

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