RESOLUTION OF INTENT
April 6, 2009
WHEREAS, body shops and towing services provide needed services.
WHEREAS, the body shop use classification is allowed by special use permit in various planned districts and in the C-1 and Light Industry zoning districts, but is not allowed by right in any zoning district; and
WHEREAS, the towing and temporary storage of motor vehicles use classification is allowed by special use permit in the planned development industrial districts and in the Light Industry zoning districts, but is not allowed by right in any zoning district; and
WHEREAS, the intent of the Heavy Industry zoning district is to permit industries and commercial uses which have public nuisance potential, subject to intensive review for locational impacts on surrounding land uses and the environment; and
WHEREAS, the body shop and towing and temporary storage of motor vehicles use classifications are similar in character and potential impacts as the uses allowed by right in the Heavy Industry zoning district (Zoning Ordinance § 28.2.1) and both use classifications are already subject to regulations pertaining to their potential impacts and operation under Zoning Ordinance §§ 4.14, 5.1.31 and 5.1.32, in addition to other applicable regulations under the Zoning Ordinance; and
WHEREAS, it is desired for the body shop and towing and temporary storage of motor vehicles use classifications to be allowed by right in the Heavy Industry zoning district.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT for purposes of public necessity, convenience, general welfare and good zoning practices, the Planning Commission hereby adopts a resolution of intent to amend Zoning Ordinance § 28 and any other regulations of the Zoning Ordinance deemed appropriate to achieve the purposes described herein.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the Planning Commission shall hold a public hearing on the zoning text amendment proposed by this resolution of intent, and make its recommendation to the Board of Supervisors, at the earliest possible date.
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