Zoning-Development, Planning and Sustainability Committee

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Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024
9:30 a.m. — 11:30 a.m. EST

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601 Lakeside Ave Cleveland, OH 44114 (Directions)

Cleveland City Hall, Mercedes Cotner Room 217 (or watch on YouTube)

The Zoning-Development, Planning and Sustainability Committee reviews and discusses legislation related to the redevelopment of blighted areas, the rehabilitation and conservation of properties, the alleviation of the housing shortage, economic and industrial development, the land reutilization program and matters pertaining to Cleveland’s Departments of Community Development, Economic Development, and Consumer Affairs and Building & Housing. It is also responsible for Community Development Block Grant spending, which pays for senior services and neighborhood recreation.

The committee also works to improve the city’s sustainable practices and promote environmental awareness and improvement to our natural resources as well as all matters emanating from the City Planning Commission, City Planning and zoning issues.

Committee members:

  • Anthony Hairston, chair
  • Jasmin Santana, vice chair
  • Stephanie Howse-Jones
  • Kris Harsh
  • Joe Jones
  • Kerry McCormack
  • Jenny Spencer

Note: There will be two parts – and two agendas – to this meeting: One for the committee to review zoning-related legislation, and one for the committee to review non-zoning legislation. Keep an eye out for both agendas to be posted on the assignment page once they are available.

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Reporting

Edited and summarized by the Cleveland - OH Documenters Team

Note-taking by Tina Scott

Improvements coming to W. 150th, Lorain, and W. 65th

Live reporting by Prerna Agarwal

Zoning changes approved for West Side neighborhood

Goooood morning Cleveland! today I'll be covering the Feb. 6, Cleveland City Council Zoning-Development, Planning and Sustainability Committee meeting for #Cledocumenters @signalcleveland @cledocumenters

08:38 AM Feb 6, 2024 CST

prerna @_prernaagarwal 2/22
The meeting was scheduled to start at 9:30 AM. It seems like the meeting had begun for a few minutes before it started officially live streaming on Youtube, but you can follow along here or on TV 20:
tv20cleveland.com
prerna @_prernaagarwal 3/22
This meeting will have two parts: One for the committee to review zoning-related legislation, and one for the committee to review non-zoning legislation.
prerna @_prernaagarwal 4/22
Unfortunately, due to streaming errors, I missed roll call, but committee members generally include Anthony Hairston, chair; Jasmin Santana, vice chair; Stephanie Howse-Jones; Kris Harsh; Joe Jones; Kerry McCormack; and Jenny Spencer.
prerna @_prernaagarwal 5/22
We're starting off with Ordinance 115-2023!
prerna @_prernaagarwal 6/22
The purpose of this proposed change, also called Map Change 2630 is to allow the development of TOD affordable housing on RTA parcels, to promote a variety of housing typologies, to remove the legacy industrial zoning designations....
prerna @_prernaagarwal 7/22
and to consolidate the hodgepodge of zoning districts to be more compatible with nearby residential neighborhoods and to become more walkable! Increased walkability is something the ordinance speakers kept repeating :)
prerna @_prernaagarwal 8/22
Mr. Davenport, of Neighborhood Planning, joins the committee members to answer any questions. Councilwoman Santana opens up asking about the relation to Clark-Fulton. No proposed zoning changes are affecting this area.
prerna @_prernaagarwal 9/22
This ordinance covers Councilman Slife's area--the planning speakers share that he is on board with this. He sent in a letter of support, adding it to the agenda, but could not be there in person as he is under the weather.
prerna @_prernaagarwal 10/22
He has asked for 2 amendments: in Section 7, he would like the south side of Lorain to be removed from the Urban form overlay. He also discussed changing the Pedestrial Relay Overlay in Section 6 for the same area.
prerna @_prernaagarwal 11/22
Mr. Davenport shares that this legislation was drafted in 2021 and they are working on making these changes. The chair proposes to strike the aforementioned sections which passes will full consensus. Ordinance No. 115-2023 stands approved as amended.
prerna @_prernaagarwal 12/22
Next on the docket is Ordinance 34-2024, "Establishing a zero (0) foot Mapped Building Setback on the western side of West 65th Street and establishing a three (3) foot Mapped Building Setback on the south side of FatherCaruso Drive north of Breakwater Avenue (Map Change 2672).
prerna @_prernaagarwal 13/22
Shannan Leonard, Chief City planner, leads us into this proposed map change. She was also the main speaker for the previous ordinance. Xavier Bay (on the leftmost side), Senior Assistant City Planner shares the presentation slides.
prerna @_prernaagarwal 14/22
Another proposal for increased walkability!
prerna @_prernaagarwal 15/22
Some of the mapped setbacks Bay discusses...
prerna @_prernaagarwal 16/22
They are proposing redevelopment for 4 single-family homes. No public comment. Councilwoman Spencer shares that the planning commission reviewed this proposed change as well. The main community feedback was concern about the height of these new structures, but this was resolved.
prerna @_prernaagarwal 17/22
And with that Ordinance No. 34-2024 passes. We now move on to the general portion of the meeting.
prerna @_prernaagarwal 18/22
There is a general roll-call! Everyone on this committee is present except for Councilman Joe Jones.
prerna @_prernaagarwal 19/22
Moving onto the next agenda (pictured below). The chair jokes that this is the 10th emergency ordinance to vacate a portion of the Detroit Superior Viaduct.
prerna @_prernaagarwal 20/22
Ordinance No. 1388-2023 passes swiftly! Onto Ordinance No. 28-2024, which authorizes the Director of Community Development to accept the donation of a parking lot in a central location in the Waterloo Arts District. The parking lot is free, and will stay as a free lot.
prerna @_prernaagarwal 21/22
The committee has no questions and this ordinance is approved. After a quick 34-minute meeting, this session is adjourned.
prerna @_prernaagarwal 22/22
Have questions? Think I got something wrong? Send any inquiries on the meeting or these tweets to @cledocumenters. Or email us at cledocumenters@gmail.com. See y'all next time🥰

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Cleveland City Council

Cleveland City Council is the legislative branch of the government of the City of Cleveland in Ohio. There are 17 elected Cleveland City Council members representing the 17 wards of the City of Cleveland. Each ward has approximately 25,000 residents. Council Members are elected to serve a four-year term. Council members serve two roles in their duties: to draft and enact legislation for the city of Cleveland and act as ombudsmen for their constituents.

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