Public Hearings

Planning and Zoning Commission Public Hearings

The purpose of a public hearing is to provide individuals the opportunity to express their views and provide evidence in support of those views, regarding a petition before the Planning and Zoning Commission (PZC). These opinions and evidence create the record, which the PZC relies upon for its deliberation and recommendation. The PZC's recommendation and record are then considered by the City Council, which makes the final determination (variance requests are determined by the PZC only).

Hearing Date
Petition
Documents
9 Oct 2019
Petitioner:  City of DeKalb
Municipal Code:  Chapter 23 Unified Development Ordinance (UDO)
City-initiated text amendments to Chapter 23 “Unified Development Ordinance (UDO)” of the Municipal Code to amend the following articles of the UDO: Articles 5.07 and 5.08 to add “Cannabis Business Establishment” as a special use in the “LC” Light Commercial District and the “GC” General Commercial District; Article 5.11 by removing “Medical Cannabis Cultivations Centers” and “Medical Cannabis Dispensary” as a special use in the “LI” Light Industrial District and adding “Cannabis Business Establishment” as a special use in the “LI” District; Article 5.12 by removing “Medical Cannabis Cultivation Centers” and “Medical Cannabis Dispensary” as special uses in the “HI” Heavy Industrial District; and Article 7.18 by renaming the Article from “Medical Cannabis” to “Cannabis Business Establishment” and amending the regulations related to the definitions, permitted zoning districts, setback/separation requirements, establishing a maximum number of cannabis business establishments, prohibiting adult-use cannabis craft growers, cultivation centers, infuser organizations, processing organizations, transporting organizations and medical cannabis cultivation centers. Amendments to Article 7.18 are also proposed for exterior display, signage and advertising, hours of operation, age requirements, public health and safety standards and any related amendments deemed necessary pursuant to public hearing and review.


9 Oct 2019
Petitioner:  City of DeKalb
Municipal Code:  Chapter 23 Unified Development Ordinance (UDO)
City-initiated text amendment to Chapter 23 of the UDO amending Article 5.09 CBD District to make private parking lots and parking structures a permitted use.

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