An idea was discussed that residents in the area might consider a blanket change to commercial rezoning throughout the area. This would involve approximately 100 pieces of property, according to Divel and Byrd. Byrd said at Tuesday’s Planning Commission meeting that he would recommend, at this time, the continuation of the piecemeal process of considering rezoning requests as they come to the Planning Commission. Still, it might benefit the county planning office to know how widespread the interest is for rezoning in the area. No action has been taken at this time, only discussion.
In other Planning Commission business:
— The Planning Commission approved a preliminary/final plat request for the Bridges Estate on Humbard Road. Owners of the family estate include Davida, Jarina and Felicia Bridges. A preliminary site plan for the Lone Tree Townhomes development was delayed when 12 homes sites were pulled back due to concerns about lot width. This property is owned by developer Bruce Renner.
— Two subdivision variance requests for non-dedication of right of way were approved by Planning Commission members.
One variance is for Way of the Cross Baptist Church and the second for the Bates Tasso Lane property.
— A rezoning request for property at 213 Blue Springs Lane failed due to the lack of a second to a motion for approval. The property is owned by Apreotesi Yelizaveta and Apreotesi Mihai, who are seeking a zoning change from Forestry/Agricultural/Residential (FAR) to Highway Commercial (C-3). Neighbors of the property attended Monday’s hearing, opposing the rezoning because it is a narrow, dead-end road. Planning Commission member Tom Cate made a motion for approval, but it died for lack of a second. The request will now go before the Bradley County Commission June 7 without a recommendation from the Planning Commission.
— In a final issue, the Planning Commission is recommending a use permitted on review for an outdoor shooting range just east of Interstate 75 and north of Lauderdale Memorial Highway in north Bradley County. The shooting range will be for the Cleveland Skeet Club. The request was made by Wright Brothers Construction on Old Lower River Road. The facility will be located near the Cleveland Police Department’s shooting range.