Approval Sheet

CITY OF GILLETTE
P.O. Box 3003
201 E. 5th Street
Phone (307)686-5200
CITY OF GILLETTE


www.gillettewy.gov

 
DATE: 5/6/2013 7:00:00 PM
SUBJECT:
An Ordinance to Amend the District Zoning Map of the City of Gillette, Wyoming, for Property Generally Located at 2809 Dogwood Avenue and Legally Described as Lots 1A and 1B, Block 5, Stocktrail Subdivision, which is Proposed as Lot 1C, Block 5, Stocktrail Subdivision, From C-1, General Commercial District, to I-1, Light Industrial District, Subject to all Planning Requirements.
BACKGROUND:
Ordinance first reading:  7/0
Ordinance second reading:  6/0
The owner is seeking approval of a Zoning Map Amendment in order to re-zone two (2) existing lots from C-1, General Commercial District to I-1, Light Industrial District in order to expand the existing business.  The property is located south of the intersection at Lakeway Road and Dogwood Avenue. The two (2) lots are in the process of being combined into one (1) lot through the Administrative Plat process. When the Administrative Plat is recorded, the property will be legally described as Lot 1C, Block 5, of the Stocktrail Subdivision. Both of the existing lots are currently owned by Coleman Electrical Services, LLC.  

The owners would like to add an addition to the existing building located at 2809 Dogwood Avenue. Coleman Electrical Services offer repair services for electrical components and parts for haul trucks and other mining equipment. The existing building contains a shop, office, and training room. Upon a site inspection, City Planning staff determined the office and training room were permitted uses in the C-1, General Commercial District. Also, staff determined the shop space fits the permitted uses listed in the I-1, Light Industrial District. In order to expand the shop space, staff requested a re-zoning application from the owners.   

The area is largely a mix of existing commercial and industrial uses. The adopted City of Gillette Comprehensive Plan shows the future land use as Mixed Use 3 which includes both commercial and industrial uses. The re-zoning request meets the intent of the City’s Comprehensive Plan.  

An amendment to the Zoning Map shall not take place unless at least one (1) of two (2) criteria exists as set forth in Section 12 of the City of Gillette Zoning Ordinance.                                                                                                  

a.   The zoning map may be amended when there is a need to correct an obvious error. In this case there is no obvious error in the zoning designation.  

b.   The zoning map may be amended to recognize changing conditions within the City.  This request does recognize changing conditions as the owner would like to expand a non-conforming use in an area which contains both commercial and industrial development.  

Section 12 of the City of Gillette Zoning Ordinance also provides for a minimum size land area of five (5) acres for a Light Industrial District and four (4) acres for a General Commercial Zoning District. The Zoning Ordinance allows the property to connect to other similar zones in both the City and the County to meet the size requirements. This request meets the minimum size requirements for both Districts.
ACTUAL COST VS. BUDGET:
SUGGESTED MOTION:
I move for Approval of an Ordinance to Amend the District Zoning Map of the City of Gillette, Wyoming, for Property Generally Located at 2809 Dogwood Avenue and Legally Described as Lots 1A and 1B, Block 5, Stocktrail Subdivision, which is Proposed as Lot 1C, Block 5, Stocktrail Subdivision, From C-1, General Commercial District, to I-1, Light Industrial District, Subject to all Planning Requirements on third and final reading.
STAFF REFERENCE:
Dustin Hamilton, P.E., Director of Engineering and Development Services
ATTACHMENTS:
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Planning Commission Minutes
Vicinity and Aerial Map "A"
Vicinity and Aerial Map "B"
Exhibit A Map
Exhibit B Map
Case Sheet
Ordinance