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Posted: November 08, 2018
Rapid City
Agenda Item Summary

Agenda Item Ref. #: 18VA012 - Section 14, T1N, R7E

Agenda Item Title:

18VA012 - Variance to allow an 8.5 acre parcel in the General Agricultural District in lieu of 20 acres

Origination Group:
Planning Commission
Origination Meeting Date:
George Twitero and Sharilyn West-Twitero
Staff Contact:
John Green, Current Planner I
4480 Mount Rushmore Road
Agenda Item Summary:
The applicant has submitted a Variance request to allow an 8.5 acre parcel in lieu of 20 acres in the General Agricultural District. The Variance request was submitted in conjunction with a rezoning application (File# 18RZ029) to rezone a parcel of land from General Commercial District to General Agricultural District. The property is currently zoned General Commercial District and has an existing single family residential structure on the lot. The single family residence is currently a legal non-conforming use within the General Commercial District. While a single family residence is a permitted use within the General Agricultural District, a minimum lot size of 20 acres is required. The applicant has submitted this Variance request in conjunction with a Rezoning application to allow an 8.5 acre parcel of land with a single family residence within the General Agricultural District. The Future Land Use Plan identifies the appropriate use of the property as Mixed Use Commercial, which does not identify General Agricultural District as a listed zoning designation. However, the General Agricultural District may serve as a holding zone until the property supports commercial development. Since residential development is a permitted use in the General Agricultural District, the legal non-conforming residence located on the property becomes a legal use.

Funding Source & Fiscal Impact (if applicable):

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Origination Recommendation Notes:
Zoning Board of Adjustment Approved in Conjunction with the associated Rezoning application (18RZ029) based on Criteria #3 Minimal Adjustment: 11/8/2018