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Re - zoning proposed for properties south of Cherokee Business District

Thursday, January 24, 2013

The Cherokee Planning and Zoning Board will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 to allow for comment and questions on a proposal to rezone property located south and southwest of the Cherokee Central Business District (See attached map for affected properties.) from either the C-1 or R-2 zoning districts to a newly created C-2 General Retail/Wholesale Business District.

These are two of Cherokee's oldest neighborhoods that were identified in the 2011 Cherokee Comprehensive Plan update as transitional neighborhoods that are increasingly being used for secondary commercial uses that typically locate adjacent to the downtown core of communities.

For most properties in these neighborhoods, the change is from C-1 General Retail Business District to the C-2 zone.

In these cases the only impact of the change is to allow the following additional uses: wholesale and warehousing uses; farm implement sales, display and service; vehicle display, sales and service; animal hospital or kennel; lumber yard and building material sale and storage, and contractor operations and storage. A small part of the rezoning along Beech Street is from R-2 Residential to the C-2 District. For these properties, the rezoning will allow all general retail uses as well as those listed previously.

Finally, a small strip along West Main Street will be rezoned to R-2 Residential; these properties had been included within the Central Business District.

Existing residential properties within the proposed rezoning neighborhoods are permitted land uses, and owners will be able to maintain, improve or enlarge said residential uses if so desired.

Questions regarding the proposed rezoning should be directed to Don Eikmeier, Cherokee City Administrator at 712 225-5749 or at deikmeieradm@cherokeeiowa.net

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