CITY OF COLUMBIA CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
WEDNESDAY, January 12, 2000
10:00 am, City Council Chambers
Columbia City Hall
1737 Main Street
 

The Columbia City Council met for a Rezoning Public Hearing, Wednesday, January 12, 2000, in the Council Chambers of City Hall.  Mayor Robert D. Coble called the meeting to order at 10:00 a.m.  Council members present were:  The Honorable E. W. Cromartie, The Honorable Francenia B. Heizer, The Honorable Jim Papadea, The Honorable Anne M. Sinclair, The Honorable Hamilton Osborne, Jr. , and The Honorable Sam Davis.   Also attending were Mr. Michael A. Bierman, City Manager and Ms. Vivian A. Krigline, City Clerk

I. ROLL CALL

All members of Council were present for roll call.
 
II. REZONING PUBLIC HEARING

A. ZONING MAP AMENDMENTS

1. 301 S. Bonham -  TMS 13801-08-06.  George Kneels, Owner –  Rezone from RS-2 (Single Family Residential) to PUD-R (Planned Unit Development – Residential).

Mr. Chip Land reviewed the request to rezone 301 S. Bonham from RS-2 to PUD-R.  This request is to allow an apartment on the property to be used.  The apartment was unoccupied for more than a year thereby losing its “grandfather” status.  Rezoning will allow the reestablishment of this apartment.  The Planning Commission recommended approval of the request.

Upon motion by Ms. Sinclair, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council gave first reading approval to rezone 301 S. Bonham -  TMS 13801-08-06 from RS-2 (Single Family Residential) to PUD-R (Planned Unit Development – Residential).

2. 1800 Senate Street & 1010 Barnwell Street - TMS 11405-15-01.  Joseph B. Rosen, Owner  -  Rezone from RD (Two-family Residential) to PUD-R (Planned Unit Development – Residential).

This item was administratively withdrawn.

 3. 4323 Kilbourne  Road – TMS 13909-09-16.  Angela Kirby, Owner  Rezone from RS-1 (Single Family Residential) to RS-2 (Single Family Residential with higher density).

Mr. Chip Land reviewed the request to rezone 4323 Kilbourne Road from RS-1 to RS-2.  The owner, Ms. Angela Kirby, desires to subdivide the property to crease two lots.  The current zoning required 15,000 square feet per lot; the proposed zoning would require 8,500 square feet per lot, allowing two lots to be created.  The Planning Commission recommended denial of the request.

A representative of the owner stated the subdivision will allow the construction of a new home to be used by the owner, while the existing home will be occupied by Ms. Kirby’s grandmother.

Mayor Coble opened the meeting for public comment.

Mr. Jack Godbold of 1218 Whitaker stated he represents residents of the area opposed to the rezoning.  He asked that the request be denied.

Mr. Lawson presented a memo asking the rezoning be denied.

Ms. Beth Heires of 4329 Kilbourne Road expressed opposition to the rezoning.

Mr. Osborne stated the property is in his district and has seen the property.  Communication he has received from the neighborhood asks that the zoning remain the same.  Mr. Osborne made a motion to disapprove the request to rezone 4323 Kilbourne Road.

Mr. Papadea seconded the motion, and after additional discussion by Council, Council unanimously approved denial of the rezoning request for 4329 Kilbourne Road.

4. 700-702-708 Chester Street – TMS 09012-16-01.  Jennifer D. Powers, Owner – Rezone from M-1 (Light Industrial) to PUD-R (Planned Unit Development – Residential).

Mr. Land reviewed the request to rezone property on Chester Street.  The applicant is proposing to make additions to three existing dwellings to be used for residential purposes.  The current zoning, M-1, does not allow for residential uses.  The neighborhood endorses the request; however, the Planning Commission asked that action be deferred until after their meeting in February.

No one appeared to speak regarding the request.

 Upon motion by Mr. Davis, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council unanimously gave first reading approval to the request to rezone 700-702-708 Chester Street (TMS 09012-16-01) rezone from M-1 (Light Industrial) to PUD-R (Planned Unit Development – Residential).

5. 4903 Monticello Road – TMS 09212-04-06, 07, & 08.  Alphonso Graham, Owner - Rezone from C-1 (Office & Institutional) to C-2 (Neighborhood Commercial).

Mr. Land reviewed the request to rezone 4903 Monticello Road to allow the establishment of a lawn and garden center and to reopen a lawn mower repair shop on the property.  The Planning Commission recommended approval of the request.

No one appeared to speak regarding the request.

Upon motion by Mr. Davis, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council unanimously voted to give first reading approval to rezone 4903 Monticello Road (TMS 09212-04-06, 07, & 08) from C-1 (Office & Institutional) to C-2 (Neighborhood Commercial).

6. 700, 800 & 900 blocks of Blossom Street, 800 & 900 blocks of Wheat Street, portion of 700 block of Wheat Street and 419 Gadsden Street – TMS 08914, blocks 05, 06, 07, 09, 12 and block 10, lots 2 & 3.  USC, Owner – Rezone from M-2 (Heavy Industrial) to C-1 (Office & Institutional).

Mr. Land explained the rezoning request for property in the 700, 800 & 900 blocks of Blossom Street, 800 & 900 blocks of Wheat Street, portion of 700 block of Wheat Street and 419 Gadsden Street.  The University of South Carolina is proposing the construction of fraternity and sorority housing and the current zoning of M-2 does not allow this use.  The Planning Commission recommended approval of the request, but asked for site plan information.

Mr. Land reported that the Whaley Neighborhood is concerned with Gadsden and Lincoln Street extending into their neighborhood and concerned about traffic to Whaley from Blossom Street.

Council asked to be part of the planning/discussion process because of desires to keep a  link through Lincoln Street to the river property.

After discussion, upon motion by Ms. Heizer, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council unanimously gave first reading approval to rezone the 700, 800 & 900 blocks of Blossom Street, 800 & 900 blocks of Wheat Street, portion of 700 block of Wheat Street and 419 Gadsden Street – TMS 08914, blocks 05, 06, 07, 09, 12 and block 10, lots 2 & 3 from M-2 (Heavy Industrial) to C-1 (Office & Institutional).

7. 715-721 Pulaski Street & 723-745 Pulaski Street – TMS 08910-2-2 & TMS 08911-05-02.  The Pettit Company, agent – Rezone from M-2 (Heavy Industrial) to M-1 (Light Industrial).
 Mr. Land explained the request to rezone  property in the 700 block of Pulaski for the construction of a large office complex.  The rezoning is needed to provide continuity of zoning to the entire property.

No one appeared to speak on this request.

Upon motion by Ms. Heizer, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council unanimously voted to give first reading approval to rezone 715-721 Pulaski Street & 723-745 Pulaski Street – TMS 08910-2-2 & TMS 08911-05-02 from M-2 (Heavy Industrial) to M-1 (Light Industrial).

B. CONFIRMATION OF ZONING CLASSIFICATION FOR RECENTLY ANNEXED PROPERTIES WITH NO ZONING CHANGE

Mr. Isaiah Hutson of 1913 Burton Street appeared and stated he had to annex in order to get a water meter for irrigation purposes.  Mayor Coble asked Mr. Land to meet with Mr. Hutson to explain services he is to receive as a resident of the corporate city limits.

Upon motion by Mr. Papadea, seconded by Mr. Osborne, Council unanimously gave first reading approval to confirm the zoning classifications of the following recently annexed properties.

8. Lot 4, D15, Phase 1, Woodcreek Farms, TMS 28800 (portion); confirm PUD-R zoning.
9. Lot 12, Blocks D4 & D4A, Woodcreek Farms, TMS 28800 (portion); confirm PUD-R zoning.
10. Lot 11, Blocks D4 & D4A, Woodcreek Farms, TMS 28800 (portion); confirm PUD-R zoning.
11. Lot 10, Blocks D4 & D4A, Woodcreek Farms, TMS 28800 (portion); confirm PUD-R zoning.
12. Lot 28, Phase A9-1, Woodcreek Farms, TMS 28800 (portion); confirm PUD-R zoning.
13. Lot 11, Phase A9-1, Woodcreek Farms, TMS 28800 (portion); confirm PUD-R zoning
14. Lot 8, Phase A9-1, Woodcreek Farms, TMS 28800 (portion); confirm PUD-R zoning
15. Lot 9, Block D15, Phase 1, Woodcreek Farms, TMS 28800 (portion); confirm PUD-R zoning
16. Lots 1-32, D14, Phase 1, Woodcreek Farms, TMS 28800 (portion); confirm PUD-R Zoning17. 1913 Burton Street, TMS 14104-06-09; confirm RS-1 zoning.
18. 607 Bush River Road, TMS 07304-01-09 (portion), confirm C-3 zoning.
 
 

 III. ORDINANCES

A. FIRST READING

1. Ordinance No. 2000-002 - Amending the 1998 Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, South Carolina, Chapter 12, Motor Vehicles and Traffic, Article II, Stopping, Standing and Parking, Division 2, Parking Meter Zones, Sec. 12-79.

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council unanimously gave first reading approval to Ordinance No. 2000-002 amending the code of ordinances related to parking meter citations.  This amendment will allow “other city employees charged by the City Manager” to report and issue parking meter violations.

B. SECOND READING

1. Ordinance No. 2000-001 - Granting Encroachment to Hiller Hardware for Landscaping within the Tree Zone and Right-of-way Areas Adjacent to its Property Located at 2129-2131 Blossom Street and Hilton Street

Upon motion by Ms. Sinclair, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council unanimously voted to give second reading approval to Ordinance No. 2000-001 granting an encroachment to Hiller Hardware for landscaping around 2129-2131 Blossom Street and Hilton Street.

IV. APPEARANCE OF PUBLIC HAVING BUSINESS WITH CITY COUNCIL

No one appeared before Council at this time.

Upon motion by Mr. Davis, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council unanimously voted to go into executive session at 10:50 a.m. to receive a legal briefing on contract and land matters.

Submitted by:
Vivian A. Krigline
City Clerk
 


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