Posted: May 18, 2020
Rapid City
Agenda Item Summary

Agenda Item Ref. #: 20RZ024 - Section 9, T1N, R8E

Agenda Item Title:

20RZ024 - Rezoning request from General Agricultural District to Medium Density Residential District

Origination Group:
Planning Commission
Origination Meeting Date:
City Council First Reading Date:
City Council Second Reading Date:
Dream Design International, Inc for Yasmeen Dream, LLC
Staff Contact:
John Green, Current Planner I
West of Elk Vale Road at the terminus of Orchard Lane
Agenda Item Summary:
The applicant has submitted a Rezoning request to rezone a parcel of land from General Agricultural District to Medium Density Residential District. The subject property is approximately 3.64 acres in size and is currently void of structural development. While Planning staff has noted that the proposed request is in keeping with the character of the existing neighborhood, concerns about the access and associated infrastructure to the property could limit the size and scope of any future development on the lot. As such, to ensure that any future development on the property addresses this constraint, staff recommends that the Rezoning request be approved in conjunction with a Planned Development Designation, requiring the separate review and approval of a Final Planned Development Overlay prior to issuance of a Building Permit. The Final Planned Development application will allow staff to conduct a full review of proposed development on the property prior to issuance of a Building Permit and will provide a forum for public comment regarding any development on the property to ensure that negative externalities are mitigated to the greatest degree possible. The City’s Future Land Use Plan currently lists the northern portion of the property as Urban Neighborhood while the southern portion is designated as Low Density Neighborhood. Medium Density Residential District is an identified zoning district within the Urban Neighborhood designation, but is not supported by the Low Density Neighborhood designation. However, Future Land Use Planning Staff met to discuss the application and have indicated that due to the presence of higher intensity residential uses north of the property and its location adjacent to Elk Vale Road, a staff sponsored amendment to the Future Land Use Plan is appropriate to change the Future Land Use Designation from Low Density Neighborhood to Urban Neighborhood for the southern portion of the subject property. Therefore, the requested Rezone will be in compliance with an upcoming City sponsored amendment to the Future Land Use Plan

Funding Source & Fiscal Impact (if applicable):

Funding Cost Center


Origination Recommendation Notes:
Planning Commission recommended to approve in conjunction with the approval of a Planned Development Designation: 4/23/2020
City Council Recommendation Action:
City Council Recommendation Notes:
City Council approved 1st reading: 5/4/2020; City Council approved 2nd reading: 5/18/2020

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