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Posted: June 05, 2017
Rapid City
Agenda Item Summary

Agenda Item Ref. #: 17OA001 - Ordinance Amending 17.54.040 City Zoning Applications

Agenda Item Title:

17OA001 - Ordinance Amendment to Amend Provisions Concerning Zoning Applications by the City Amending Section 17.54.040 of the Rapid City Municipal Code

Origination Group:
Planning Commission
Origination Meeting Date:
05/04/2017
Stage 2 Group Name:
Legal & Finance Committee
Stage 2 Meeting Date:
05/31/2017
City Council First Reading Date:
05/15/2017
City Council Second Reading Date:
06/05/2017
Petitioner:
City of Rapid City
Staff Contact:
Carla Cushman, City Attorney’s Office
Agenda Item Summary:
Currently, when the City wishes to rezone property, Rapid City Municipal Code 17.54.040 requires two rounds of disclosures to property owners four weeks apart providing a “written accounting of the estimates for any costs of subsequent zoning applications”, including detailed information about the current zoning district and possible uses and the proposed zoning district; possible fees for applications or mailings; a statement about when professional fees may be accrued; time frames for application procedures; and other detailed information. The ordinance imposes a months-long process prior to the City initiating the substantial process to rezone the property through Planning Commission and two readings by Council – a process which has its own requirements for notice, publication, and mailings to affected property owners. The proposed ordinance change would simplify the process when the City initiates a rezone, requiring one notice to the property owners with relevant information about the rezone district, its effect on the property, and the public hearings at which the decision will be made. The change recognizes that the City initiates rezones only in conjunction with another City activity which involves contact with the affected property owners, either on an individual basis or through public outreach.

Funding Source & Fiscal Impact (if applicable):

Funding Cost Center

Recommendations:

Origination Recommendation Action:
Approve
Origination Recommendation Notes:
Planning Commission recommended approval: 5/4/2017; Legal Finance Committee approved 1st Reading: 5/10/2017; Legal Finance Committee approved 2nd Reading: 5/31/2017
City Council Recommendation Action:
Approve
City Council Recommendation Notes:
City Council approved 1st Reading: 5/15/2017