Posted: September 23, 2021
Rapid City
Agenda Item Summary

Agenda Item Ref. #: 21VA004 - The Cottonwoods

Agenda Item Title:

21VA004 - Variance to allow a 6 foot high fence in lieu of a maximum 4 feet high fence in the front yard with a 0 foot front yard setback in lieu of a minimum 25 foot front yard setback

Origination Group:
Planning Commission
Origination Meeting Date:
09/23/2021
Petitioner:
Jerald and Patricia Driver
Staff Contact:
Sarah Hanzel, Long Range Planner III
Location:
3616 Jackson Boulevard
Agenda Item Summary:
The applicant requests a Variance to allow a 6-foot high fence in lieu of a maximum 4-foot high fence in the front yard, with a 0-foot front yard setback in lieu of a minimum 25-foot front yard setback. The proposed fence is a cedar fence, and will be located approximately 8 feet from the public sidewalk along Jackson Boulevard. Jackson Boulevard is a State Highway and mixed-use corridor, portions of which are designated as an entrance corridor. The portion of Jackson Boulevard adjacent to the subject property is not designated as an entrance corridor; however, it is a primary route to connect the residential, commercial, and park uses within the community. The written statement submitted with the application notes that the purpose of the fence is to improve quality of life by reducing light, noise, and damage caused by stray golf balls. The property is zoned Medium Density Residential District within the Canyon Lake Overlay zone. Adjacent property to the north, east, and west sharing the same zoning designation as the subject property. The property to the south, on the opposite side of Jackson Boulevard, is the Meadowbrook Golf Course and is zoned Flood Hazard District. The written statement submitted with the application notes that the purpose of the fence is to improve quality of life by reducing light, noise, and damage caused by stray golf balls.

Funding Source & Fiscal Impact (if applicable):

Funding Cost Center

Recommendations:

Origination Recommendation Action:
Reject
Origination Recommendation Notes:
Planning Commission denied: 9/23/2021

Attachments & Links to Download:

21VA004 Project Report 

21VA004 Attachments

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