The Norman Transcript


February 11, 2014

City council to meet at NPS building



Among other issues, the charrette, or collaborative design proposal, will consider the best use for the area, including the possibility of increasing the level of high density housing allowed in that part of Norman.

The planning and code creation is expected to take about seven months.

On the more immediate zoning radar is a request for special use for a bed and breakfast in a single-family district in Hardie Rucker Addition at 1405 McKinely Ave. The item is on the consent agenda for first reading, which means it will not be discussed tonight.

The first reading allows interested parties to research the item before it appears on the next council agenda — Feb. 25 — for final reading.

Also on first reading is a request by Bright Start Early Education Center for a special use to build a private school and child care center at 2795 Broce Drive.

In other city business, the council will formally accept $43,412 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and $6,980 for the state for tornado-related damage during May.

On Wednesday, the City Council Oversight Committee will discuss the possiblity of registering vacant or abandoned properties. Also under discussion will be an ordinance that limits single-family residences to no more than three unrelated persons living in a home.

Council member Robert Castleberry said the ordinance makes it difficult to rent four-bedroom homes in Norman.

On Thursday, the planning commission will hear from Landmark Land LLC regarding rezoning to allow development of the Montoro Ridge Addition at Tecumseh Road and 12th Avenue Northeast. The PUD would include 67 large residential lots, according to city staff notes.

At 213 E. Tonhawa St., the Nicholoas Robert Corporation is asking the planning commission to consider a zoning change.

According to city staff notes, the applicant wants to build a three-story townhouse with three dwelling units on the vacant site. The proposal includes a parking lot with 12 spaces.

Also under consideration will be an infill project that would redevelop a defunct car wash at 750 Imhoff Road, just west of Chautauqua Avenue into apartments.

Joy Hampton




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