Petition to Amend the Zoning Map

Application / Petition to Amend the Zoning Map & Procedures
  1. The items described below, concerning the petition to rezone should be submitted to the Planning Department at least 8 working days in advance of the Planning Commission meeting at which the petition / authorized representative wishes to introduce the petition.
  2. Items which should be submitted to the Planning Department are as follows:
    • Application / Petition to amend the Zoning Map (PDF)
    • Payment of $75 filing fee (due upon application submission).
    • Names and Addressed of Property owners that are:
      • Located within a radius of 200 feet of all boundaries of the property proposed to be rezoned
      • Located within the same block as the proposed property to be rezoned
    • Site Plan
    • Legal description of property proposed for rezoning
    • Photocopy of a map marked to identify:
      • Site proposed to be rezoned
      • All properties within a radius of 200 feet of all boundaries of the property proposed to be rezoned
      • All properties within the same block as the property proposed to be rezoned, or within the area defined as the equivalent of a block
      • Present zoning and land use of the above properties
    • Any other information or material to illustrate the proposal.
  3. The schedule which the petitioner / authorized representative must follow for the rezoning petition is as follows:
    1. Prepare and submit the items described above for placement on the Commission’s agenda
    2. Introduce the request to the Commission at its regularly scheduled meeting. At the introduction, the Commission will schedule a public hearing on rezoning petition usually at the next regular scheduled Commission meeting. Also, the Commission may schedule a site visit
    3. After the Commission has set the public hearing, the petitioner shall mail notices, at least 15 days prior to the public hearing, to:
    4. Property owners within a radius of 200 feet of all boundaries of the property proposed to be rezoned
    5. To property owners within the same block as the property proposed to be rezoned or within the area defined as the equivalent of block
      • That a public hearing will be held pertaining to the matter and state the date, time, and place of the public hearing
      • The location of the proposed rezoning
      • The present zoning and proposed zoning districts
      • The owners of the property proposed to be rezoned
      • The petitioners requesting the rezoning, if different from the property owners
  4. Appear at the public hearing on the rezoning petition and take action according to the public hearing procedures which follow
Public Hearing Procedures
A "block" is an area bounded on all sides by open and city-maintained streets (not alleys) or natural boundaries. In the event that the block criterion cannot be applied to a request to amend the zoning map, the equivalent of a block shall be:
  • An area bounded by one or more open and city-maintained streets (not alleys) or natural boundaries including all properties abutting said street or natural boundaries, unless otherwise directed by the Department of Planning and Community Development
  • That area within 600 feet from the exterior boundary of the property proposed to be rezoned, where said bounds do not exist.