CITY OF COLUMBIA
CITY COUNCIL ZONING PUBLIC HEARING MINUTES
WEDNESDAY, JULY 09, 2003
10:00 A.M. – 1737 MAIN STREET
CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

The City of Columbia City Council met for a Zoning Public Hearing on Wednesday, July 09, 2003, in the City Hall Council Chambers, 1737 Main Street, Columbia, South Carolina.  Mayor Robert D. Coble called the meeting to order at 10:00 a.m.  Council members present were The Honorable E. W. Cromartie, II, The Honorable Jim D. N. Papadea, The Honorable Anne M. Sinclair, The Honorable Hamilton Osborne, Jr., and The Honorable Tameika C. Isaac.  Absent was The Honorable Sam Davis.  Also present were Mr. Charles P. Austin, Sr., Interim City Manager and Ms. Erika D. Moore, Acting City Clerk.

ZONING AMENDMENTS – Public Hearing

1. 03-17 MA 4723 North Main Street, TMS# 11604-18-18; rezone from RS-3 (Single Family Residential) to C-1 (Office and Institutional).

Upon motion by Mr. Papadea, seconded by Ms. Isaac, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading Zoning Map Amendment 03-17 MA 4723 North Main Street, TMS# 11604-18-18; rezone from RS-3 (Single Family Residential) to C-1 (Office and Institutional).

2. 03-18 MA 1014 Adeline Drive, TMS# 11215-06-26; rezone from M-1 (Light Industrial) to PUD-R (Planned Unit Development – Residential).

Mr. Pete Mayer, Rosewood Community Council Vice President, addressed concerns regarding public safety and increased traffic since this project is near the airport.  He asked the members of Council to defer the request until next month.

Mr. Joab Dick, Applicant, assured the members of Council that increased traffic should not be a concern because there will be eight (8) loft apartments with one (1) to two (2) cars per loft.

Upon motion by Ms. Sinclair, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading Zoning Map Amendment 03-18 MA 1014 Adeline Drive, TMS# 11215-06-26; rezone from M-1 (Light Industrial) to PUD-R (Planned Unit Development – Residential).  Second reading is scheduled for August 6, 2003 once the applicant has addressed the neighborhood’s concerns.

3. 03-19 MA 342 Pickens Street, TMS# 11307-18-01 and 04; rezone from RG-2 (General Residential) to PUD-C (Planned Unit Development – Commercial).

Ms. Frances Addison, 318 Pickens Street, explained her concerns regarding alcohol consumption on the property and excessive noise levels.

Ms. Dianne Light, Applicant, stated that the proposed delicatessen would close daily at 8:00 p.m. and only wine and beer would be sold.  She also stated that outdoor dining would be provided, but there wouldn’t be any entertainment or music.

Mr. Jim Stuckey, 412 Pickens Street, stated that since the Purple Cow closed at this location the neighborhood has been quiet with less traffic.  He requested a feasibility study to determine if this is an appropriate use of the property.

Mr. David Masse, stated that he is delighted that Ms. Dianne Light is involved with the project because it will be an asset to the neighborhood.

Mr. Ernie Ellis, 230 Pickens Street, stated that this would be an excellent addition to the neighborhood.

Ms. Donna Tate, 1706 Wheat Street, stated that there wouldn’t be a parking problem, because patrons would walk to the deli.

This item was held over, no action was taken.  First reading is scheduled for July 16, 2003.  Mr. Papadea abstained from discussions due to a conflict of interest.

· Mr. Cromartie joined the meeting at 10:29 a.m.

4. 03-20 MA 900-912 Senate Street, TMS#08916-10-01, 02 (Northern 205 feet); rezone from M-1 (Light Industrial), DD (Design Development) to C-4 (Central Area Commercial), DD (Design Development).

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mayor Coble, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading Zoning Map Amendment 03-20 MA 900-912 Senate Street, TMS#08916-10-01, 02 (Northern 205 feet); rezone from M-1 (Light Industrial), DD (Design Development) to C-4 (Central Area Commercial), DD (Design Development).   Mr. Osborne abstained from voting due to a conflict of interest.

5. 03-21 MA Fountain Lake Way, (East Lake Subdivision), TMS#16309-01-01; rezone from RG-2 (General Residential) and C-1 (Office and Institutional) to PUD-R (Planned Unit Development – Residential).

Upon motion by Mr. Osborne, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading Zoning Map Amendment 03-21 MA Fountain Lake Way, (East Lake Subdivision), TMS#16309-01-01; rezone from RG-2 (General Residential) and C-1 (Office and Institutional) to PUD-R (Planned Unit Development – Residential).

6. 03-22 MA Seaboard Avenue, (Eau Claire Place Subdivision), TMS#11603-11-03; rezone from M-1 (Light Industrial) to RG-1 (General Residential).

Upon motion by Mr. Papadea, seconded by Ms. Isaac, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading Zoning Map Amendment 03-22 MA Seaboard Avenue, (Eau Claire Place Subdivision), TMS#11603-11-03; rezone from M-1 (Light Industrial) to RG-1 (General Residential).

7. 03-23 MA SE Professional Plaza, 1.64 acre parcel (Parcel A), 1.41 acre parcel (Parcel B), and 0.35 acre parcel (Parcel C), TMS#16407-08-01, 02, 03, 16407-09-03, 04; rezone from M-1 (Light Industrial) and C-3 (General Commercial) to all C-3 (General Commercial). (This property is currently being considered for annexation).

Upon motion by Mr. Osborne, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading Zoning Map Amendment 03-23 MA SE Professional Plaza, 1.64 acre parcel (Parcel A), 1.41 acre parcel (Parcel B), and 0.35 acre parcel (Parcel C), TMS#16407-08-01, 02, 03, 16407-09-03, 04; rezone from M-1 (Light Industrial) and C-3 (General Commercial) to all C-3 (General Commercial). (This property is currently being considered for annexation).   Mr. Papadea abstained from voting due to a conflict of interest.

8. 03-24 MA 230 and 300 Pickens Street, 1606, 1608, 1612, 1613, 1615, 1616, 1620 Catawba Street, TMS#11307-19-03, 04, 05; 11306-03-01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06; rezone from RG-2 (General Residential) and RS-3 (Single Family Residential) to PUD-R (Planned Unit Development).

Ms. Ann Bowman, 421 Barnwell Street, addressed concerns regarding increased density in the area.

Mr. Chris Tomey, stated that this may cause the property value of large homes in Wheeler Hill to decrease.

Mr. Matt, appeared on behalf of 1606 Catawba Street property owners in support of tearing down the old structure and rebuilding it.

1801 Heayward Street Resident, stated that he is concerned about the future expansion of lots in this community.

Mr. Ernie Ellis, 230 Pickens Street, stated that he supports rezoning the entire neighborhood so that it is compatible with the Wheeler Hill community.

Ms. Kathy, 3225 Southwood Drive, addressed concerns about putting two (2) fairly large homes on a lot that currently has only one (1) house on it.

Ms. Pat, Southwood Drive Resident, addressed concerns regarding the density of the neighborhood in the future.

Mr. Michael Howell, 1604 Hollywood Drive, stated that this would be a great addition to the neighborhood.

Mr. Andre Bauer, stated that the Wheeler Hill community supports his request.

Upon motion by Ms. Isaac, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading Zoning Map Amendment 03-24 MA 230 and 300 Pickens Street, 1606, 1608, 1612, 1613, 1615, 1616, 1620 Catawba Street, TMS#11307-19-03, 04, 05; 11306-03-01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06; rezone from RG-2 (General Residential) and RS-3 (Single Family Residential) to PUD-R (Planned Unit Development).

9. 03-25 MA 903, 905, 907, 909, 915, 910, 914, Hillcrest Avenue, Arlington Street at Hillcrest Avenue, 4024 Ensor Avenue, 1008, 1010, 1013, 1101, Duke Avenue, 1001, 1005, 1007, 1009, 1011, portion of 1103, 1103, 1102-04, Wildwood Avenue, and 4202, 4209 North Main Street, TMS#09211-09-01; 09214-01-01, 02, 03, 04; 09214-02-04 and 12; 09215-22-04, 05, 06; 09215-21-01; 09215-20-02; 09215-18-09, 10, 11; 09215-17-01, 02(p); 09215-14-01; 09215-15-01; 09215-16-01; 09215-18-11; 09215-22-04; rezone from RG-1 (General Residential), C-1 (Office and Institutional), RS-3 (Single Family Residential), and PUD-C (Planned Unit Development – Commercial) to all PUD-C (Planned Unit Development).

Mr. Dennis Bell asked if this development would be turned into a rental community or if multi- family units would be developed.  He also asked if the students would have an impact on community affairs.

Mr. Richard Kendrick, Vice President for Business, stated that the goal of the Lutheran Seminary is to improve the property and the community.

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading Zoning Map Amendment 03-25 MA 903, 905, 907, 909, 915, 910, 914, Hillcrest Avenue, Arlington Street at Hillcrest Avenue, 4024 Ensor Avenue, 1008, 1010, 1013, 1101, Duke Avenue, 1001, 1005, 1007, 1009, 1011, portion of 1103, 1103, 1102-04, Wildwood Avenue, and 4202, 4209 North Main Street, TMS#09211-09-01; 09214-01-01, 02, 03, 04; 09214-02-04 and 12; 09215-22-04, 05, 06; 09215-21-01; 09215-20-02; 09215-18-09, 10, 11; 09215-17-01, 02(p); 09215-14-01; 09215-15-01; 09215-16-01; 09215-18-11; 09215-22-04; rezone from RG-1 (General Residential), C-1 (Office and Institutional), RS-3 (Single Family Residential), and PUD-C (Planned Unit Development – Commercial) to all PUD-C (Planned Unit Development).  Mr. Osborne was not present for the vote.

The following properties have been recently annexed into the City of Columbia with no zoning change.  This action is for confirmation of zoning classification only.

10. 03-26 MA 30’ wide strip – Jacobs Mill Pond Road, Spears Creek Church Road at Earth Road, TMS# 28800-01-10(p); County Zoning PUD-2.

Upon motion by Ms. Isaac, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading Zoning Map Amendment 03-26 MA 30’ wide strip – Jacobs Mill Pond Road, Spears Creek Church Road at Earth Road, TMS# 28800-01-10(p); County Zoning PUD-2.  Mr. Osborne was not present for the vote.

TEXT AMENDMENTS – Public Hearing

ORDINANCE – FIRST READING

1. Amend §17-255 to create a specific use category for Bingo Parlors.

**Ordinance No.: 2003-046 - Amending 1998 Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, South Carolina, Chapter 17, Planning, Land Development and Zoning, Article III, Zoning, Division 8, District Descriptions; Use and Dimensional Regulations, Sec. 17-255, Table of permitted uses, Division I, Services, SIC 7999, Amusement and recreation services not elsewhere permitted to add SIC 7999.1 Bingo parlors

Upon motion by Mr. Papadea, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading Ordinance No.: 2003-046 - Amending 1998 Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, South Carolina, Chapter 17, Planning, Land Development and Zoning, Article III, Zoning, Division 8, District Descriptions; Use and Dimensional Regulations, Sec. 17-255, Table of permitted uses, Division I, Services, SIC 7999, Amusement and recreation services not elsewhere permitted to add SIC 7999.1 Bingo parlors.  Mr. Osborne was not present for the vote.  Second reading is scheduled for August 6, 2003.

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to direct staff to utilize the Business License Division to send notifications to businesses when it is anticipated that a specific business industry will be impacted by a proposed Ordinance or text amendment.  Mr. Osborne was not present for the vote.

Mayor Coble adjourned the Zoning Public Hearing at 11:23 a.m.

Respectfully submitted by:

Erika D. Moore
Acting City Clerk