Board of Supervisors Meeting Date:

Peter B. Schwartz, Marshall District Supervisor

September 11, 2008

Staff Lead:


Frederick P.D. Carr, Director

Community Development


A Resolution to Extend the Date for Planning Commission Recommendations Regarding the Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment to Create a Marshall Gateway Special District (MG) as Section 4-1000, the Comprehensive Plan Amendment (CPAM08-MA-006) to Chapter 6 to Designate Approximately 26 Acres to Mixed Use on the Marshall Land Use Plan, and to Rezone (REZN08-MA-006) Approximately 25 Acres from Residential – 4 (R-4) to Marshall Gateway Special District (MG)


Topic Description:

These three items were initiated by the Board of Supervisors on May 8, 2008.  Since these amendments were Board of Supervisors initiated, §13-205 of the Zoning Ordinance requires the Planning Commission to provide the Board a recommendation within a designated time period, unless extended. An earlier July 2008 Board extension allowed a Planning Commission recommendation up to September 25, 2008.  Another extension is required, since the Marshall Citizen Planning Committee has not concluded its work on the update to the Marshall Service District Plan.


Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

Consider adoption of the attached resolution.

Financial Impact Analysis:



Summary Staff Report:

Background Information:

At its May 8, 2008 regular meeting, the Board of Supervisors initiated and referred the following amendments to the Planning Commission: (1) Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment to create a Marshall Gateway Special District (MG) as Section 4-1000; (2) Comprehensive Plan Amendment (CPAM08-MA-006) to Chapter 6 – Service Districts in order to designate approximately 26 acres to Mixed Use on the Marshall Service District’s Land Use Plan, and (3) REZN08-MA-006 which proposes to rezone approximately 25 acres from R-4 to Marshall Gateway Special District (MG). All three amendments were referred concurrently to the Planning Commission for public hearing and recommendation.

The Planning Commission conducted a public hearing on May 29, 2008 for the referenced amendments. Public comment requested time to consider the proposals, along with more time for Marshall Citizen Planning Committee review as well as expanded staff analysis and information.  The Commission postponed action and the public hearing was left open at the June 26, 2008 session.  It was clear that additional time for review and final recommendations was needed and was requested on behalf of the Planning Commission.

As a result of that request, the Board of Supervisors approved an extension for the Planning Commission recommendations regarding all referenced amendments to its September 25, 2008 meeting.  However, the Marshall Citizen Planning Committee work has not been completed over the summer months. Another extension is recommended for Planning Commission action to its December 10, 2008 meeting and public hearing.  That date represents the Commission’s combined November/December meeting.


Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request:

County Attorney
Department of Community Development
Property Owners

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