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Subject: (EXCP-10-13-3345) Special Exception Use request to operate a Personal Care Home, Type III in an RO (Residential-Office) Zoning District located at 6450 Schomburg Road.

Douglas and Patricia Manuel/John I. Rivers have submitted an application for the Special Exception Use cited above. The property is located in an RO (Residential-Office) zoning district. The site for the proposed personal care home is approximately 3.38 acres. The applicant has submitted a site plan, which is attached. The purpose of the Special Exception Use is to permit a personal care home, Type III in an RO zoning district:

Schomburg Road is classified as a two (2) lane collector that will provide adequate access for the proposed use. The driveway/access entering the site meets the access requirements in order to accommodate the flow of traffic during the hours of service for the use. Forty Seven (47) property owners within 300 feet of the property have been notified by mail of the proposed Special Exception Use. To date, the Planning Department has received five comments regarding this request; three are in opposition, one neutral and one in favor. The comments were mainly concerns about the type of clientele that will be living on the property and the potential impact to the neighboring homes.

The Planning Advisory Commission recommended approval at the November 20, 2013 meeting. The Planning Department recommends that the Council approves the use because the application for a Special Exception use meets the criteria for approval.

Rick Jones, AICP
Director, Planning Department

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