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File #: ORD. 2021-282    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 8/18/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/18/2021 Final action: 11/8/2021
Title: To rezone the property known as 925 East 4th Street from the M-2 Heavy Industrial District to the B-7 Mixed-Use Business District. (6th District)
Patrons: Mayor Stoney (By Request)
Attachments: 1. Ord. No. 2021-282, 2. Staff Report 925 E 4th St, 3. Survey, 4. Map

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To rezone the property known as 925 East 4th Street from the M-2 Heavy Industrial District to the B-7 Mixed-Use Business District. (6th District)

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THE CITY OF RICHMOND HEREBY ORDAINS:

 

                     § 1.                     That, as shown on the plat entitled “Plat Showing 0.987 Acre of Land Lying on the West Line of 4th Street, City of Richmond, VA,” prepared by JenningStephenson, P.C., and dated October 7, 2019, a copy of which is attached to, incorporated into, and made a part of this ordinance, the property known as 925 East 4th Street, with Tax Parcel No. S000-0385/007 as shown in the 2021 records of the City Assessor, is excluded from the M-2 Heavy Industrial District and shall no longer be subject to the provisions of sections 30-454.1 through 30-454.6 of the Code of the City of Richmond (2020), as amended, and that the same is included in the B-7 Mixed-Use Business District and shall be subject to the provisions of sections 30-446.1 through 30-446.8 and all other applicable provisions of Chapter 30 of the Code of the City of Richmond (2020), as amended.

                     § 2.                     This ordinance shall be in force and effect upon adoption.

 

O & R Request

DATE:                     August 26, 2021                                                                                                                              EDITION:                     1

                     

TO:                     The Honorable Members of City Council

 

THROUGH:                     The Honorable Levar M. Stoney, Mayor (By Request)

                     (This in no way reflects a recommendation on behalf of the Mayor.)

 

THROUGH:                     J.E. Lincoln Saunders, Acting Chief Administrative Officer

 

THROUGH:                      Sharon L. Ebert, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Economic

                     Development and Planning

 

FROM:                     Kevin J. Vonck, Acting Director, Department of Planning and

                     Development Review

 

RE:                     To rezone the property known as 925 East 4th Street from the M-2 Heavy Industrial District to the B-7 Mixed-Use Business District.

 

ORD. OR RES. No.                                          

 

 

PURPOSE: To rezone the property known as 925 East 4th Street from the M-2 Heavy Indus-trial District to the B-7 Mixed-Use Business District.

 

REASON:  The applicant is requesting to rezone the property to the B-7 Mixed-Use Business District, which allows a greater range of uses than the current M-2 Heavy Industrial District.

 

RECOMMENDATION:  In accordance with the requirements of the City Charter and the Zoning Ordinance, the City Planning Commission will review this request and make a recommendation to City Council. This item will be scheduled for consideration by the Commission at its October 18, 2021 meeting.

 

BACKGROUND:  The property consists of approximately 42,689 SF, or .98 acres, of land and is improved with a building constructed 1969, totaling 7,600 sq. ft. The property is located in the Old Town Manchester Neighborhood between Gordon and Dinwiddie Avenues.

 

The City’s Richmond 300 Master Plan designates these parcels as Destination Mixed Use. Such areas are defined as “Key gateways featuring prominent destinations, such as retail, sports venues, and large employers, as well as housing and open space. Located at the convergence of several modes of transportation, including Pulse BRT or other planned transit improvements.”

 

Primary Uses: Retail/office/personal service, multi-family residential, cultural, and open space.

Secondary Uses: Institutional and government. (p. 64)

 

Currently, all nearby properties are zoned the same M 2 Heavy Industrial, as well as some B-6 Mixed-Use Business District, direct adjacent to South and West of the property.

 

FISCAL IMPACT / COST:  The Department of Planning and Development Review does not anticipate any impact to the City’s budget for this or future fiscal years.

 

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:  Staff time for processing the request; preparation of draft ordinance; and publishing, mailing and posting of public notices.

 

BUDGET AMENDMENT NECESSARY:  No

 

REVENUE TO CITY:  $1,500

 

DESIRED EFFECTIVE DATE:  Upon adoption

 

REQUESTED INTRODUCTION DATE:  September 27, 2021

 

CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING DATE:  November 8, 2021

 

REQUESTED AGENDA:  Consent

 

RECOMMENDED COUNCIL COMMITTEE:  None

 

CONSIDERATION BY OTHER GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES:  City Planning Commission October 18, 2021

 

AFFECTED AGENCIES:  Office of Chief Administrative Officer

                                                                                              Law Department (for review of draft ordinance)

 

RELATIONSHIP TO EXISTING ORD. OR RES.:  None

 

REQUIRED CHANGES TO WORK PROGRAM(S):  None

 

ATTACHMENTS:  Draft Ordinance, Application Form, Applicant’s Report, Survey, Map

 

STAFF:  Jonathan Brown, Senior Planner, Land Use Administration (Room 511) 646-5734

 

Recommended Action

Key Issues:

  Retain on Consent Agenda          
  Move to Regular Agenda    
  Refer Back to Committee 

  Remove from Council Agenda  

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