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File #: O-326-17    Version: Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/19/2017 In control: Metro Council
On agenda: 10/26/2017 Final action: 10/26/2017
Title: AN ORDINANCE REJECTING THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION AND DENYING THE REQUESTED ZONING CHANGE FROM R-5A RESIDENTIAL SINGLE FAMILY, R-4 RESIDENTIAL SINGLE FAMILY AND OR-1 OFFICE/RESIDENTIAL TO R-7 RESIDENTIAL MULTI-FAMILY ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT 6500 FOREST COVE LANE AND 7301 RIVER ROAD, CONTAINING A TOTAL OF 9.697 ACRES AND BEING IN LOUISVILLE METRO (CASE NO. 16ZONE1056). (AMENDMENT BY SUBSTITUTION)
Sponsors: Scott Reed (R-16)
Attachments: 1. O-326-17 V.2 CABS 101817 Rezoning DENIAL from R5A R4 and OR1 to C7 at 6500 Forest Cove Ln and 7301 River Rd 16ZONE1056.pdf, 2. O-326-17 Proposed Amend By Sub Ordinance Rejecting Planning Commission's Requesed Zoning CN 16ZONE1056 (10-16-17).pdf, 3. O-326-17 V.1 092817 Rezoning from R5A R4 and OR1 to C7 at 6500 Forest Cove Ln and 7301 River Rd 16ZONE1056.pdf, 4. 16zone1056 (1).pdf, 5. 16ZONE1056 PC Minutes.pdf, 6. 16ZONE1056 LDT Minutes.pdf, 7. 16ZONE1056 Staff Report.pdf, 8. 16ZONE1056 Legal Description.pdf, 9. 16ZONE1056 Applicant Booklets and Studies.pdf, 10. 16ZONE1056 Finding of Facts.pdf, 11. 16ZONE1056 Justification Statement.pdf, 12. 16ZONE1056 Public Materials.pdf, 13. 16ZONE1056 Public Materials 2.pdf, 14. 16ZONE1056 Transcript_082917.pdf, 15. 16zone1056_Transcript_013117.pdf, 16. 16ZONE1056 Approved Plan.pdf, 17. ORD 202 2017.pdf
Related files: 16ZONE1056

ORDINANCE NO. _________, SERIES 2017

 

AN ORDINANCE REJECTING THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION AND DENYING THE REQUESTED ZONING CHANGE FROM R-5A RESIDENTIAL SINGLE FAMILY, R-4 RESIDENTIAL SINGLE FAMILY AND OR-1 OFFICE/RESIDENTIAL TO R-7 RESIDENTIAL MULTI-FAMILY ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT 6500 FOREST COVE LANE AND 7301 RIVER ROAD, CONTAINING A TOTAL OF 9.697 ACRES AND BEING IN LOUISVILLE METRO (CASE NO. 16ZONE1056). (AMENDMENT BY SUBSTITUTION)

 

SPONSORED BY:  COUNCILMAN SCOTT REED

 

                     WHEREAS, the Legislative Council of the Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government (the “Council”) has considered the evidence presented at the public hearings held by the Louisville Metro Planning Commission (“Commission”) and the recommendations of the Commission and its staff as set out in the minutes and records of the Planning Commission in Case No. 16ZONE1056; and

                     WHEREAS, the Council disagrees with the findings of the Commission for the zoning change in Case No. 16ZONE1056 and has made alternative findings of fact, based on the record of evidence established by the Commission, to deny the rezoning from R-5A Residential Single Family, R-4 Residential Single Family and OR-1 Office/Residential to R-7 Residential Multi-Family, as the proposal is not in agreement with the adopted  comprehensive plan, Cornerstone 2020, and has set forth its findings in this Ordinance; and

                     WHEREAS, the Council finds that the proposed rezoning violates Cornerstone 2020 Guideline 3, Policies 1 and 3, because the proposed buildings are not compatible with the scale of nearby existing development, and is not compatible with the adjacent residential area because there are no residential buildings within a two mile radius which have anything even close to the height (four stories) and the length of the proposed buildings (501 feet); and

WHEREAS, the Council finds that the proposed rezoning violates Cornerstone 2020 Guideline 3, Policies 9, 10, 11, 15, 21, and 22, because the character of residential areas in the vicinity, roadway corridor (the Scenic Byway of River Road), and public spaces is not protected by otherwise buffering trees from late autumn to early spring each year; because the proposed housing type (massive four story structure) does not reflect the form district pattern; because the proposed high density is not located along a transit corridor (only one existing TARC route in the area and no new routes are planned); the design of the perhaps otherwise appropriate/inclusive housing is not compatible with the site and building design of nearby housing because of its overwhelming height and mass and close proximity to Timber Ridge Drive; because the site plan does not provide appropriate transition between the existing area and the scale, intensity and density of the proposed development, nor does the site plan mitigate the substantially different intensity and density as proposed; and

WHEREAS, Planning Commissioners appeared to believe that the preliminary approval by the Air Pollution Control District  addressed the health and safety concerns of the gas station which is located  between 50 and 75  feet away from the edges of the proposed buildings when in fact the Air Pollution Control District review did not consider these circumstances; and

WHEREAS, the Council finds that the proposed development violates Mobility/Transportation Guideline Policy A.10 because the off-street parking (210 spaces for 198 residential units) is inadequate because the Land Development Code Table 9.1.2 requires 1.5 spaces per dwelling unit for multi-family dwellings which would require 284 spaces; overflow parking for residents and guests have no on-street parking available which would likely create a nuisance to surrounding land uses that have limited space for parking; and the Planning Staff applied the “Senior Citizen/Retirement Home” (which is not defined in the Land Development Code) parking standard of 0.5 spaces per unit which ignores that only one resident of a unit is required to meet the 55 age requirement in this development; and

WHEREAS, based upon the findings stated herein, the Council concludes that the existing R-5A Residential Single Family, R-4 Residential Single Family and OR-1 Office/Residential zoning designations for the property located at 6500 Forest Cove Lane and 7301 River Road remain appropriate and, based upon the record established before the Commission, the Council finds that the requested rezoning does not comply with the adopted Cornerstone 2020, and the Council further concludes that the evidence therein fails to establish a compelling need for a change in zoning from the existing R-5A Residential Single Family, R-4 Residential Single Family and OR-1 Office/Residential for the property located at 6500 Forest Cove Lane and 7301 River Road, and being in Louisville Metro.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF THE LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY METRO GOVERNMENT AS FOLLOWS:

 

SECTION I:                     The property located at 6500 Forest Cove Lane and 7301 River Road, containing a total of 9.697 acres and being in Louisville Metro, as more particularly described in the minutes and records of the Planning Commission in Case No. 16ZONE1056, shall hereby remain R-5A Residential Single Family, R-4 Residential Single Family and OR-1 Office/Residential.

SECTION II:                     This Ordinance shall take effect upon passage and approval.

 

 

 

 

____________________________

____________________________

H. Stephen Ott Metro Council Clerk

David Yates President of the Council

 

 

_______________________________________________________

 

Greg Fischer Mayor

Approval Date

 

 

 

APPROVED AS TO FORM AND LEGALITY:

 

Michael J. O’Connell

Jefferson County Attorney

 

 

By:                     ____________________________

                     

O-326-17