Re: someone whats to rezone - Posted by ray@lcorn
Posted by ray@lcorn on January 28, 2001 at 13:49:02:
Haven’t heard from you in a while… glad to see you’re still with us.
As suggested below, you need to call the local planning department and find out exactly what is happening. If this is a county or city initiated re-zoning, then something is probably up on a large scale. The only party that can initiate a rezoning other than the owner or agent for the owner is the local governing body, in the form of the plannning commission or the board or council. If that is the case, then you must know the details of the request.
What may be happening is that they have scheduled a hearing on a revision of the comprehensive plan designation for the area, rather than the zoning. People often mistake one for the other, but they are not the same. A comp plan designation makes certain zoning categories possible, but does not implement the district. For example, if an area has a comp plan designetion of agricultural, then a commercial or industrial zoning district would not be appropriate, and a rezoning request to that district would have to be denied because it does not comply with the comp plan. However if the comp plan designation is changed to a denser category, e.g. industrial, or a “high-growth” sounding category, then the rezoning could then proceed.
It would be unlikely that a private party has applied to rezone your land without your knowledge. Find out the details, and I will be glad to help you sort through the options. You can email me at email@example.com