3/12/15 – 11:44 A.M.
Several changes are being proposed for Findlay’s zoning code. The city planning commission heard the suggested changes during a Thursday meeting. While several topics were addressed, one recent high profile issue was not. Hancock Regional Planning Commission Director Matt Cordonier says group or transitional homes aren’t covered in the proposed zoning changes. Any discussion about group homes would be done separately.
One possible change would revise how the city’s zoning commission operates. Two alternate members could be added so that when businesses from outside of the area come to make requests, they don’t have to come back again if the commission doesn’t have enough members for a quorum. The revision could also cut down on conflicts of interest.
Another proposal would remove a required review by the city’s historic commission if changes were going to be made in a historic district. The reasoning behind the request is because Findlay doesn’t have an active historic commission. A placeholder could be left in the code if the city were to reestablish a commission to look at changes in historical areas.Read More →