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Notice of Public Hearing - Worthington Planning Commission

CITY OF WORTHINGTON PLANNING COMMISSION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The City of Worthington Planning Commission will hold four public hearings on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, for the purpose of considering the following business: Conditional Use Permit - W...

CITY OF WORTHINGTON

PLANNING COMMISSION

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The City of Worthington Planning Commission will hold four public hearings on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, for the purpose of considering the following business:

Conditional Use Permit - Worthington Christian Reformed Church is seeking the issuance of a conditional use permit for the construction/erection of an electric message sign on its property located at 1100 1st Avenue SW. Illuminated signs, including message boards, are only permissible through the issuance of a conditional use permit in residentially zoned areas. The subject property is zoned "R-1" - Single Family Detached Residential. The legal description of the subject property under consideration is as follows:

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Lots 30 and 36, Block 17, Auditor's Plat of Block 17, Ludlow Acres, City of Worthington, Nobles County, Minnesota EXCEPT that part of Lot 36, Auditor's Plat of Block 17, Ludlow Acres, City of Worthington, lying southwesterly of a line 120 feet northwest measured at a right angle to and parallel with the centerline of the Chicago and Northwestern railroad line.

Together with

Lots 31 and 32, Block 17, Auditor's Plat of Block 17, Ludlow Acres, City of Worthington, Nobles County, Minnesota EXCEPT those parts of Lots 31 and 32, Auditor's Plat of Block 17 of Ludlow Acres, Nobles County, Minnesota, lying southeasterly of a line 120 feet northwest of, measured at a right angle to and parallel with, the center line of the Chicago and Northwestern Transportation Company's right of way. Said exception also being described as follows: The southeasterly 20 feet of Lots 31 and 32, Auditor's Plat of Block 17, Ludlow Acres, City of Worthington, containing 0.323 acres.

Special Use Permit - American Reformed Church is seeking the issuance of a special use permit for the construction of a storage building on their property located at 1720 North Burlington Avenue. The property is zoned "R-1" - Single Family Detached Residential. Religious institutions are permitted in the "R-1" district through this issuance of a special use permit. The legal description of the subject property under consideration is as follows:

Lots 1 and 2, Block 2, Darling's Second Addition to the City of Worthington, Nobles County, Minnesota; the vacated unnamed north south street in the plat of Darling's Second Addition to the City of Worthington, Nobles County, Minnesota, abutting Block 2 of said Darling's Second Addition; that part of the vacated Cecilee Street lying north of Lot 11, Block 1, Darling's First Addition, City of Worthington, Nobles County, Minnesota; and Lots 5, 6, 7, and 8, EXCEPT the easterly 20.00 feet of said Lots 5, 6, 7, and 8, Auditor's Plat of Part of the West Half of the Southwest Quarter of Section 13, Township 102 North, Range 40 West, City of Worthington, Nobles County, Minnesota.

Change of Zone - Arturo Lozano has submitted an application requesting rezoning of the property owned by Classic Convenience, Inc., located at 1506 Oxford Street & 1314 Burlington Avenue. If approved, the southerly lot (Burlington Avenue) would be rezoned from "R-3" - Low Density Preservation Residential to "B-3" - General Business, which is the zoning classification of the northerly lot in question (Oxford Street). The legal description of the subject property under consideration is as follows:

West ½ of Lots 15 & 16, Block 13, Moulton's Resurvey and Subdivision of Clary's Addition, City of Worthington, Nobles County, Minnesota.

Variance - Steve Jeppesen is seeking the issuance of a variance on the property he owns at 88 ½ East 12th Street. The property is a legally non-conforming lot but due to the applicant's ownership of an abutting lot (90 East 12th Street), the Zoning Ordinance (Title XV, Section 155.204 of the City Code) considers the lots combined to eliminate and/or reduce the non-conforming issues. The applicant would like to sell the parcels individually. The legal description of the subject property under consideration is as follows:

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That part of the Southwest Quarter of Section 24, Township 102, Range 40, described as follows: Commencing at a point, said point being the intersection of the east line of the west 52.50 feet of said Southwest Quarter and the northwesterly line of Block 6, East Addition; thence North 0 degrees 54 minutes 09 seconds East, assumed bearing, along said east line of the west 52.50 feet, a distance of 161.45 feet to the point of intersection with a line, said line being parallel with and 100.00 feet southeasterly from the center line of the Chicago Northwestern Transportation Company railway main line; thence North 49 degrees 14 minutes 03 seconds East along said parallel line, a distance of 163.65 feet, more or less, to a point distant 300.00 feet South 49 degrees 14 minutes 03 seconds West from the southwesterly right-of-way line of 12th Street; thence South 40 degrees 45 minutes 57 seconds East a distance of 78.35 feet, more or less, to the center line of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company spur track; thence North 49 degrees 02 minutes 21 seconds East, along said spur center line, a distance of 25.14 feet, more or less, to a point distant 275.00 feet South 49 degrees 02 minutes 21 seconds West along said spur center line from said southwesterly right-of-way line of 12th Street; thence South 40 degrees 58 minutes 38 seconds East a distance of 96.02 feet, more or less, to a point, said point being on the northwesterly line of said Block 6, distant 20.00 feet northeasterly from the northwesterly corner of Lot 3, said Block 6; thence South 59 degrees 29 minutes 51 seconds West, along said northwesterly line of Block 6, a distance of 301.30 feet, more or less, to the point of commencement. Containing 0.8 acres, more or less.

For purposes of this description, the right-of-way of said 12th Street is determined to be 66 feet in width, the center line of which runs from a point in the center line of 12th Street in the southeasterly right-of-way line of 1st Avenue, to a point in the center line of 12th Street in the northwesterly line of said East Addition.

Together with a nonexclusive easement ("Roadway") for ingress and egress purposes over a strip of land 15 feet in width, abutting and parallel with the northwesterly line of Lots 1, 2 and 3 in said Block 6, East Addition. This easement grant is subject to certain terms and conditions, which are deemed covenants and shall run with the land. All being in the City of Worthington, Nobles County, Minnesota.

Together with

A tract of land described as commencing at a point on the northerly line of Lot 3, Block 6, of East Addition to the City of Worthington, Nobles County, Minnesota, which point is 20 feet easterly from the northwesterly corner of said Lot 3 as place of beginning; thence easterly along the northerly line of said Block 6, a distance of 280 feet to the northeast corner of Lot 1 in said Block 6; thence northerly along the westerly line of Twelfth Street in the City of Worthington to the center line of the industry spur track of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company, a distance of 145 feet; thence southwesterly along the center line of said industry spur track, a distance of 275 feet; thence southeasterly to the place of beginning.

The public hearings will be held in the City Council Chambers, at City Hall, 303 Ninth St., Worthington, Minnesota, at 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, May 1, 2012. At the hearing, the Planning Commission will hear staff's report and public testimony and may take action. All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard. Those unable to attend are invited to send written comments, prior to the hearing, to: Community Development Department, City of Worthington, P.O. Box 279, Worthington, Minnesota 56187.

Bradley Chapulis, Director of Community / Economic Development, 372-8640

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