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3/8/2016 - Ordinance No. 16-10823 Standards of Development in Planned Commercial Districts



 BE ORDAINED by the Governing Body of the City of Salina, Kansas:

 Section 1.  Salina Code Section 42-410 is amended to provide as follows:
Sec. 42-410.  Standards of Development.
(a) A proposal to rezone land to a planned commercial district shall be subject to the same criteria relative to neighborhood compatibility, conformance to the comprehensive plan, adequacy of streets and utilities and other land use policies normally utilized in making zoning decisions in Salina.
(b) The submittal by the developer and the approval by the city of site development plans represents a firm commitment that actual development will follow the approved site development plan in architectural concept, intensity of use, landscaping and screening and quantity of open space.
(c) Commercial and office buildings should be planned and developed so as to avoid strip development patterns along thoroughfares. Control of vehicular access, architectural style, landscaping and signage will be exercised to soften the impact on nearby residential neighborhoods, and to minimize adverse effects on the adjacent street system.
(d) The uses allowed in planned commercial districts shall be:
1. The same permitted uses as the permitted uses listed for the underlying zoning district, as amended from time to time; except that the board of commissioners may limit the permitted uses at the time of the initial planned commercial district approval if it deems necessary to protect the interests of neighboring property owners; and
2. Any conditional use approved from among the conditional uses listed for the underlying zoning district, as amended from time to time, either (a) by the board of commissioners as part of the initial planned commercial district approval or (b) subsequently by the planning commission pursuant to Section 42-597.2.  Any conditions imposed by the board of commissioners at the time of the initial planned commercial district approval shall apply to any subsequently-approved conditional use.
(e) The maximum height of buildings and structures, setback and bulk of buildings, amount of lot coverage, parking requirements, screening, lighting and other performance standards shall be generally equal to those required in the equivalent standard zoning district; however, deviations from these requirements may be approved if it is deemed that other features and amenities will be gained. In addition, conditions and restrictions may be imposed on the plan to ensure that more appropriate development is produced and adverse impacts are avoided.

Section 2.  The existing section 42-410 of the Salina Code is hereby repealed.

Section 3.  Summary of ordinance for publication.  This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its adoption and publication by summary once in the official city newspaper.

Ordinance No. 16-10823 Summary

On March 7, 2016, the City of Salina, Kansas, passed Ordinance No. 16-10823.  The ordinance clarifies the status of conditional uses in planned commercial zoning districts. A complete copy of the ordinance is available at or in the office of the city clerk, 300 W. Ash, free of charge.  This summary is certified by the city attorney.

Introduced: February 22, 2016
Passed: March 7, 2016

Jon R. Blanchard, Mayor

Shandi Wicks, CMC, City Clerk

Certification of Publication Summary:

Greg A. Bengtson, City Attorney