Animal hospital, crematorium on agenda for Fayetteville Council

Animal hospital, crematorium on agenda for Fayetteville Council
Fayetteville’s last City Council meeting of the year will focus on medical services for pets and last rites for humans.
Earlier this month, the City Council took the first step to allowing a new animal hospital in town. The hospital would be at the corner of Jimmy Mayfield Drive and Bradley Drive. The property is currently zoned Office and Institutional and houses a former daycare facility. Staff recommended it being rezoned to C-3-Highway Commercial with the conditions the building be no more than 10,000 sq.ft.,no animals are allowed outside unless on a leash and no outdoor dog runs, pens or play areas.
Planning consultant Jahnee Prince said the applicant agreed to the the conditions and the first read passed by a unanimous vote. The second read is Thursday night.
The other zoning issue Thursday night is proposed text amendments to the C-2-Community Commercial District.
In a staff reports, staff indicated since 2005, C.J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home has been requesting to locate a crematory facility on their site, located at 180 North Jeff Davis Drive. Currently, Mowell’s is located in Community Commercial(C-2) zoning.
Representatives of Mowell’s Funeral Home are seeking a text amendment to the zoning district regulations to allow crematories in the zoning district. The text changes originated by the Mowells would allow a crematory within the existing funeral home by right and would not require any public hearings. Currently crematoria are only allowed in Heavy Manufacturing (M-2) zoning.
Staff is recommending that crematoria be allowed in C-2 zoning only by special exception.
The meeting starts at 6 p.m. Thursday night.