The Porter Plan
Commission decided at its meeting last night to hold a public hearing on a
requested rezoning of 6 Franklin Street.
Dane Jackson, who
last year was denied for a rezone of 6 Franklin and three vacant lots behind
it fronting Rankin Street, is the petitioner.
At its last
meeting, the Plan Commission opted to partially suspend its rule that a
petitioner who has been denied a rezone must wait at least one year before
requesting another for the same property. They did so on the condition that
Jacksonís petition only pertains to 6 Franklin Street and the existing house
on the property.
A factor in their
decision was that Jackson has changed his plans for the land.
sought to convert the house into a duplex and build two fourplexes
containing units as small as 480 square feet in a project proposed as
affordable housing for seniors. The proposed new structures were a sticking
point for Commission members and adjacent property owners when Jackson made
his former petition.
Now, Jackson says
he still wants to convert the house into a duplex but later hopes to build
duplexes on the vacant lots.
vote last night was unanimous that they will hold a public hearing on the
request at next monthís meeting. Jackson will request a change from
single-family to multi-family residential use.
The public hearing
will pertain only to rezoning 6 Franklin, and Jackson must wait the full
year from when he was last denied to petition for a rezone of the three lots