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Rezoning Hearing Held

Buena Vista

A public hearing was held last Thursday, Aug. 15, for a proposed rezoning of the Savernake property at the southern end of Buena Vista.

City Council held a first reading of the proposal to rezone the 72 acres that front U.S. 501 from planned business (B2) to mixed use corridor (MUC) and the remaining 232 acres from residential planned unit development (R6 PUD) to residential (R2).

Todd Jones, an attorney representing the Dickinson family, owner of the property, said the plan is to sell five or six developable tracts, three of which would front on U.S.

501. “The reason for the rezoning is to make it more developable,” he said. A proffer submitted by the landowner as part of the rezoning is that when half of the MUC land is developed, a provision would be made for a 50-foot right-of-way from U.S. 501 so that there would be a second access road into the property.

Danny Cole, owner of a home on South Woodland Avenue whose land abuts the Savernake property, asked for assurances that he would have an adequate buffer between his property and future mixed uses. Jim Woltz of Woltz & Associates Inc. Real Estate, who is marketing the Savernake land on behalf of the Dickinsons, said a minimum of a 200-foot-wide R2 buffer would be included in the rezoning.

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