Fayetteville P&Z recommends North Jeff Davis rezoning

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A Sept. 24 request to rezone two parcels totaling 2.2 acres along North Jeff Davis Drive for commercial and residential uses was recommended for approval by the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission.

Applicant Danny England is seeking to rezone two adjacent parcels located at 370 and 402 N. Jeff Davis Drive. Tract No. 1 is currently zoned single-family (R-30), the parcel totals 1.75 acres, and the request is to rezone 0.52 acres to C-2 (community commercial) and 0.083 acres to DR-15 (two-family residential). The other request is to rezone the entire 0.45 acres of Tract No. 2 from R-30 to DR-15.

City planning staff recommended approval, and commissioners agreed.

The staff analysis noted that, as presented, Tract No. 2 is presently developed with a duplex, and it is zoned R-30. The minimum lot size in the R-30 zoning district is 30,000 square feet, and the minimum lot width requirement is 150 feet.

The future land use plan for the properties calls for walkable mixed-use.

Duplexes are not permitted in the R-30 zoning district, and because the residential structure was built before the adoption of the zoning code, the use is considered legal nonconforming. As presented in the plat, Tract No. 2 will be reconfigured with an adjustment to the front property line so that the lot width can meet the minimum requirement for the DR-15 zoning district, city planning staff said.

Planning staff said if the rezoning request approved, the use and lot size would come into compliance with the current zoning code.

On the proposed plat, Tract No. 1 has a carport, storage unit, pole barn, and vacant single-family building. The applicant is seeking to divide the parcel and create a new lot that totals 0.52 acres (Tract No. 3). The new parcel on Tract No. 3 would be zoned C-2, and the other 1.14 acres would remain R-30. The applicant is requesting the rezoning on Tract No. 3 to allow for the development of commercial uses on the site, staff said.

The rezoning request will go before the City Council in October.