Gary Locke, Community Development Director, reports that after two years of discussion the Zoning Code update is in the home stretch. Here’s his latest status report detailing the final steps in modification the Code.
I just wanted to give everyone an update on the process related to the Comprehensive Zoning Code update. The Planning Commission will be holding its formal public hearing on the updated chapters at a special Planning Commission meeting on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 7:00 PM. Once the Planning Commission completes its public hearing and review, the Commission will be asked to make a formal recommendation to Kent City Council. I would expect that Council will have its committee review and public hearing in January or February. All of the draft chapters have been forwarded to Linda Copley and should be posted on the City’s web site for anyone to review.
Prior to the Planning Commission public hearing, staff will be holding two public information meetings on the proposed updates. These two meetings will provide interested persons the opportunity to learn about the proposed changes, ask questions or make comments. These two meetings will be held on Monday, November 29, 2010 at 7:00 PM and Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 2:30 PM. Both meetings will be held in Kent City Council Chambers, 325 South Depeyster Street, Kent, Ohio.
I am hoping that Main Street Kent and the Chamber of Commerce can do some type of emailing to their members to help spread the word on these meetings. I would encourage any who is interested, including those of you who have been involved in the discussions over the past 2 years to attend one or more of these meetings.
Thanks. Hope each and every one of you have a nice Thanksgiving.
Gary Locke, Community Development Director
City of Kent Community Development Department