Rezones on agenda

City Council will consider requests that would propel development in the Kingman Crossing area at its Monday meeting.

Included on Council's agenda are two requests from Vanderbilt Farms LLC to approve the rezoning of more than 170 acres in the area and to approve the preliminary plat for that acreage.

The land includes two portions located north of Interstate 40. One portion is located between Sage Street and Prospector Street, south of Airway Avenue, and the other is located between Prospector Street and Wagon Wheel Drive, south of Diamond Joe Road.

Vanderbilt is requesting a rezoning from R-R: Rural Residential to C-2: Commercial, Community Business and C-3: Commercial, Service Business, Planned Development District.

The PDD area would be prohibited from including truck stops, truck service and sales and other such businesses, but it would permit all other C-3 uses. The company also requests approval of the preliminary plat for the area, which includes four commercial lots to house nearly 750,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space.

The City Planning and Zoning Commission quickly and unanimously recommended approval of these requests at its Dec. 11 meeting.

Another request recommended by P&Z at that meeting will make its way to Council Monday as well. MedCath Inc. is requesting approval of its preliminary plat for the 31-acre hospital and medical office property located in the Kingman Crossing area. P&Z added a condition to the request requiring the completion of street improvements on Santa Rosa Drive, which would need to be extended from its current endpoint, along with other conditions concerning a review of water service to the area and the completion of other street and drainage improvements.

Council will set dates for upcoming Capital Improvements Plan and budget work sessions. Council members promised the CIP session during their December retreat, and they will set the workshop for a future date in January. The budget session will be scheduled for April.

Council also will consider an ordinance requiring carbon monoxide alarms in all dwelling units except single-family homes by March 9. City staff chose the phrase "dwelling units except single-family houses" in crafting the ordinance to avoid questions about whether residential motels were included in the requirement.