Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Monthly Meeting Updates: August 2011

This month the Board Of Zoning Appeals, City Planning Commission, and the Design Review Committee have met to discuss new business that has been brought before them:

Board Of Zoning Appeals
(Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at 9:00 a.m.)

  • No new business on the agenda.

Planning Commission
(Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 1:30 p.m.)

REF NO. 12-11 Request by Sweet Jenny Land Company for a waiver to establish a regulated use within a 500 foot radius of another regulated use to be established is an art gallery and tattoo salon. The property in question is located 217 West federal Street in a B-1 Central Business Zoning District. Approved

REF NO. 13-11 Request by Kimberly L. Lucarell for a waiver to establish a regulated use within a 500 foot radius of another regulated use; description of regulated use to be established is a used furniture and appliance store. The property in question is located at 3917 Market Street in a B-2, General Business Zoning District.

Attended: Chuck Shashko, Jason Rupe, Phil Kidd, Justin Rogers, John DeFrance
Did not attend:

Design Review Committee
(Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 9:00 a.m.)

Case No. DRC 11-19: Proposal by Tomisino Pizza for a fa├žade. The property in question is located at 103 West Federal Street. Approved

Case No. DRC 11-17: Proposal by Arjay Construction Company Inc., for a new store front. The property in question is located at 110 West Federal Street. Defer

Case No. DRC 11-15: Proposal BY Al Adi for garage doors in front of the store. The Property in question is located at 116 W. Federal. Approved

Attended: Chuck Shasho, Summer Barker, Phil Kidd, Justin Rodgers, John DeFrance.
Did not attend: Jason Rupe.

 Paper copies of the official meeting agendas can be requested from the City Planning Department, located at 9 W. Front St., 3rd Floor, Suite 315.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Neighborhood Updates: Brier Hill Profile Posted!

The Neighborhood of Brier Hill has been added to the Neighborhoods section of the City of Youngstown website.

As part of the Youngstown 2010 plan, each neighborhood in the City of Youngstown will have it's own neighborhood profile on the City of Youngstown website. This is an effort to foster a better understanding of each neighborhood in the greater Youngstown area.

Brier Hill is a historical neighborhood on the North side of Youngstown. It was home to many steel workers during the humble beginnings of Youngstown. You can view the Brier Hill profile, as well as many other neighborhood profiles, here.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Neighborhood Redevelopment Code Meetings.

From July 11th through August 4th, the City of Youngstown completed eleven public input meetings to discuss code issues and future land use in the city.  Clarion Associates of Denver, Colorado was hired to create a modern, efficient and innovative code for the city. The meetings were intended to get valuable public input for the consultants to incorporate in the new zoning code.  

 Zoning is a tool to safeguard public health, by requiring developments to adhere to certain standards, shape the form, location and intensity by which development takes place, restrict incompatible or undesirable uses, and a tool to implement a comprehensive land use plan.

One resident, after participating in a meeting, comment  “ Just want to tell you how impressed I was at the organization and process of the North side meeting tonight at Wick Park......having pre-selected and prepared facilitators at each table made all the difference in the world.  I haven't been so energized and optimistic at a meeting for a long time.  Kudos to all the planners”

The meetings were overall well received, resulting in an attendance of nearly 300 people total at the discussions.   

For more information on the redevelopment code, visit the website.