Rezoning is the reclassification of a property from one zoning classification to another, such as from OS-1 Office Service to B-2 General Business. In order to rezone a parcel, a Zoning Ordinance amendment must be made by the governing body, the City Commission. The Zoning Ordinance sets the zoning designations for all parcels in the City.
Why is Rezoning necessary?
The rezoning of a parcel may be required if the intended use is not permitted in the current zoning district, but permitted in another zoning district. Rezoning approvals are granted in conformance with the City's Master Plan. If the Master Plan designation for a parcel does not allow the intended use, then a Master Plan Amendment must be sought prior to requesting a rezoning.
- Application for Rezoning submittal: A completed application, preliminary site plan and required fee shall be submitted to the City Planning and Development Department. After receipt of the completed application, preliminary site plan and the required fee, your request will be placed on the next possible Planning Commission meeting agenda for the purpose of scheduling a public hearing.
- Scheduling of Public Hearing: If scheduled for a public hearing, the hearing will be scheduled for the next month’s meeting, with all legal notifications being met, for consideration by the Planning Commission. The Planning Commission meets on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
- Public Hearing at the Planning Commission:The Planning Commission will conduct the public hearing as scheduled. The applicant or representative is expected to be present to address any questions. The public is given an opportunity to voice their opinions on the requested rezoning. The Planning Commission will take action by recommending approval or denial to the City Commission or tabling the request.
- Introduction at the City Commission: Recommendations from the Planning Commission are considered by the City Commission at the first available City Commission regular meeting date following the Planning Commission hearing. City Commission meetings are held on the first and third Mondays of every month at 6:30 p.m. The applicant or representative is expected to be be present.
- Action at the City Commission: Pertinent material forwarded by the Planning Commission will be reviewed. The applicant or representative is recommended to be present. The City Commission will take action by either approving or denying the request.