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Subject: (EXCP-08-15-1777) Special Exception Use request to operate Automobile sales under 2 acres but more than 0.5 acre located at 3350, 3370 & 3380 Victory Drive.

Tom Williams has submitted an application for the Special Exception Use cited above. The property is located in a GC (General Commercial) zoning district and is 1.92 acres. The site for the proposed automobile sales lot was used for a martial arts studio. The purpose of the Special Exception Use is to allow for the operation of Automobile sales less than 2 acres in size, but more than 0.5 acre located within the General Commercial (GC) zoning district:

Pedestrian safety could be maximized if the number of curb cuts is consolidated and traffic is limited to right in at the first curb cut located on 3350 Victory Drive and right out is located at the first curb cut on parcel 045-003-003 (3380 Victory Drive). Services such as water, sewer, utilities, police, and fire protection will be adequate and serve the proposed use at this location. No new structures are requested at this time.

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Sixteen (16) property owners within 300 feet of the property have been notified by mail of the proposed Special Exception Use. The Planning Department has received comments supporting and opposing this request. All of the comments received were in appreciation of the notification efforts and process.

Additional Information:

There is no additional information at this time.

The Planning Advisory Commission recommended Approval at the November 04, 2015 meeting.

The Planning Department recommends that the Council Approve the use because the application for a Special Exception Use meets the criteria for approval.


Rick Jones, AICP
Director, Planning Department

Enclosure/ Attachment

Future Land Use Map.pdfLocation and Zoning Map.pdf