CITY OF COLUMBIA CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
Zoning Public Hearing
WEDNESDAY, July 11, 2001

The City of Columbia City Council  met  for a Zoning Amendment Public Hearing on Wednesday, July 11, 2001 in the City Hall Council Chambers, 1737 Main Street, Columbia, South Carolina.  Mayor Robert D. Coble called the meeting to order at 10:15 a.m.  Council members present were:  The Honorable E.W. Cromartie, II, 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 Ms. Leona K. Plaugh, City Manager and Ms. Pamela J. Ferst, Acting City Clerk.

I. ZONING AMENDMENTS B Public Hearing

1. 01-15 MA.  1307 & 1319 Caroline Road, TMS 16414-9-7 & 8.  Rezone
   from RS-1 to UTD.

Mayor Coble opened the floor to anyone in opposition to the above amendment.  No one appeared in opposition.

Upon motion by Mr. Papadea, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to approve Zoning Map Amendment 01-15 MA.  1307 & 1319 Caroline Road, TMS 16414-9-7 & 8.  Rezone from RS-1 to UTD.  Ms. Heizer was not present for the vote.

2. 01-16 MA.  1026 Oakland Avenue, TMS 11706-7-12.  Rezone from RS-3
to RG-2.

Mayor Coble opened the floor to anyone in opposition to the above amendment.  No one appeared in opposition.  This item was continued to the meeting of July 18, 2001

3. 01-18 MA.  301 Lost Creek Drive (Lot 8), TMS 05100-03-89(p). zone from RU to RS-1 with annexation.

Mayor Coble opened the floor to anyone in opposition to the above amendment.  No one appeared in opposition.

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve Zoning Map Amendment 01-18 MA.  301 Lost Creek Drive (Lot 8), TMS 05100-03-89(p). Rezone from RU to RS-1 with annexation.  Ms. Heizer was not present for the vote.

4. 01-19 MA.  5426 Ridgeway Street, TMS 09310-04-03 & 04.  Rezone from
D-1 to RS-1 with annexation.

 
Mayor Coble opened the floor to anyone in opposition to the above amendment.  No one appeared in opposition.

Upon motion by Mr. Papadea, seconded by Mr. Davis, Council voted unanimously to approve Zoning Map Amendment 01-19 MA.  5426 Ridgeway Street, TMS 09310-04-03 & 04.  Rezone from D-1 to RS-1 with annexation.  Ms. Heizer was not present for the vote.

' Ms. Heizer joined the meeting at 10:15 a.m.

5. 01-17 MA.  Old Shandon/Lower Waverly Neighborhoods, add a DP (Design
 Preservation) overlay to this district with general boundaries being Harden
Street, Gervais Street, Millwood Avenue, Maple Street and Devine Street.

Ms. Krista Hampton, Historic Preservation Planner for the city of Columbia, gave an overview of  the history and significance of the Old Shandon and Lower Waverly areas.  Ms. Hampton also  reviewed the guidelines of construction and design.

Mayor Coble opened the Public Hearing on the above Zoning Map Amendment.

Mayor Coble asked for those in favor of the proposed amendment that were unable to stay to  please raise their hands.

Residents, neighbors, and concerned citizens that appeared to speak in favor of the proposed  district were:
Ms. Alice Perritt, President of the Maple Street Neighborhood Association, Mr. Durham Carter of  812 Oak Street and the Martin Luther King Neighborhood Association, Ms. Renee Wedding of  2016 Lee Street, Mr. David Yaghjian of 2705 Lee Street, Ms. Dottie Bratton of 721 Heidt Street,  Ms. Patricia Cely of 2707 Preston Street, Ms. Leslie Skinner of 928 Maple Street, Mr. D. L. Powell  of 2400 Wheat Street, Mr. Henry Wengrow of 2702 Cypress Street, Mr. Olufemi Oluzfny of 1007  Pine Street, Mr. Andrew Zalkin, an absentee landlord of 2611 Cypress Street, Mr. Patrick Hubbard  of 2719 Preston Street, Mr. William Stewart of 1011 Walnut Street, Ms. Gerrie Doud, member of  the Maple Street Neighborhood Association and property owner, Ms. Frank Sarnowski of 725  Queen Street, Ms. Mozelle Jones of 2561 Cherry Street and property owner on Santee Avenue.

Mayor Coble asked for those in opposition to the proposed amendment that were unable to stay  to please raise their hands.

Residents, neighbors, and concerned citizens that appeared to speak in opposition to the  proposed district were:
Ms. Jacqueline M. Grant of 815 King Street, Dr. Bambi Gaddus of 904 Oak Street, Dr. Sherman  Anderson of 1233 Washington Street, Ms. Mildred Weathers McDuffey of 1013 King Street and  a member of Bethel AME Church, Mr. John H. Bazemore, Jr., of 3934 Webb Court, a member of   Bethel AME Church, Mr. Robert Fuller, Attorney at Law representing the Epworth Children=s  Home,  Mr. Eddie Lloyd of 2553 Cherry Street, Ms. Thomasina Biggs of 907 Walnut Street, Mr.  John Love of 727 Woodrow Street, Mr. Ben Plexico of 2700 Cypress Street, Ms. Dorothy Love of  1727 Woodrow Street.

 
Ms. Judy Hubbard of 2719 Preston Street appeared with concerns about the historic designation  of the proposed district and the effects of the community and neighbor relations.

Upon the conclusion of the Public Hearing Mayor Coble announced that consideration of this  request would be continued to August 15, 2001.
 
Ms. Heizer directed the City Manager do whatever is necessary to either repair or replace the  sound system.

2. TEXT AMENDMENT:

Amend Section 17-410, Advertising Signs, (1) as follows:
Advertising signs are prohibited in C-1, C-2, C-4, C-5, C-6, PUD-R, PUD-C, PUD-LS and historic districts.

Mr. Hal Stevenson of 1511 Hagood Avenue appeared before Council to speak in favor of the  above text amendment.

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council voted unanimously to approve  Text Amendment to Section 17-410, Advertising Signs, (1) as follows:   Advertising signs are  prohibited in C-1, C-2, C-4, C-5, C-6, PUD-R, PUD-C, PUD-LS and historic districts.  Mr.  Cromartie and Mr. Osborne were not present for the vote.

Mayor Coble adjourned the Public Hearing at 1:20 p.m. to reconvene the Work Session in the  Council Conference room.

Respectfully submitted by:
 
 

Pamela J. Ferst, CPS
Acting City Clerk


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