Approved - 7 to 0.

Faith Heights Rezone

Case: RZN-2021-427
Consider a request by John & Carla Cappetto to rezone one parcel totaling approximately 13.92 acres from R-8 (Residential - 8) to M-U (Mixed Use) located at 600 28 ¼ Road.
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Development Application ( 1.21 MB )
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Neighborhood Meeting Notes ( 0.84 MB )
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Decision Making Criteria
Per Section 21.01.140 of the Zoning and Development Code, the Planning Commission and City Council shall base their decisions in consideration of the extent to which the applicant demonstrates the following criteria have been met:
(1)    Subsequent events have invalidated the original premises and findings; and/or
(2)    The character and/or condition of the area has changed such that the amendment is consistent with the Plan; and/or
(3)    Public and community facilities are adequate to serve the type and scope of land use proposed; and/or
(4)    An inadequate supply of suitably designated land is available in the community, as defined by the presiding body, to accommodate the proposed land use; and/or
(5)    The community or area, as defined by the presiding body, will derive benefits from the proposed amendment.

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This property is adjacent to a long term lock down care facility and across 28 1/4 Road from single family and multi-family living areas. The current R-8 zoning is appropriate for this area. Rezoning this area to Mixed use would allow retail, service centers, employment centers, and light manufacturing facilities to be built on this property. None of these types of operations are conducive to single family and multi-family living areas let alone a long term care facility. The area east and north of this property is owned by the City of Grand Junction for development as Matchett Park. Almost all of the allowed facilities are not appropriate for being located next to a family city park. In addition, all of these types of operations will greatly increase traffic on 28 1/4 Road which is the only access to this property. 28 1/4 Road is a 2 lane street with center medians which is not large enough for the probable increased future traffic flow. With this increased traffic comes the possibility of increased criminal activity due to the proximity of the allowed businesses to the residential areas. Nothing prevents the allowed businesses from being open and operating any hours day or night which only exacerbates the potential criminal activity. For the reasons stated above, I STRONGLY oppose the rezoning of 600 28 1/4 Road to Mixed Use from R-8.
August 23, 2021, 2:07 PM
Gordon N. McFerron
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