Spruce Street kitchen proposed

WACOG wants to use former KAAP shelter as food preparation center for Head Start

KINGMAN - A pair of text amendments and a conditional use permit case await the city Planning and Zoning Commission tonight. The Commission meets at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers at 310 N. Fourth St.

Commissioners will consider a request from the Western Arizona Council of Governments for a conditional use permit that, if approved, would allow WACOG to operate a commercial kitchen in an existing residence at 150 Spruce St. The city-owned property is zoned R-2: Residential Multiple Family, Low Density, and previously served as a shelter for Kingman Aid to Abused People.

WACOG has requested the permit in order to convert the building into a commercial kitchen for the Kingman-area Head Start preschool education centers. The proposed kitchen would operate between 6 a.m. and 3 p.m. for four days a week from late August to mid-May, and would deliver prepared meals and milk to the area's five Head Start centers, serving roughly 120 children.

City staff has recommended approval of the permit, with the conditions that the property maintain its outward residential appearance and that food and milk deliveries be accepted no earlier than 8 a.m. and no later than 3 p.m., to avoid disrupting the surrounding residential neighborhood.

Commissioners will also consider a text amendment to the city zoning ordinance that would clarify the maximum allowable densities for multiple family housing developments, as well as the square footage of other certain types of structures in the C-2: Hualapai Mountain Road zoning district.

The amendment calls for the removal of "high-density multiple family developments" from the wording of the zoning district's list of permitted uses, restricting multiple-family residential projects to no more than 19 units per acre. The amendment would also remove an area restriction on electronic appliance and computer stores, which are currently restricted to a maximum 25,000 square feet of gross building area.

The other amendment to be considered tonight is designed to address some outstanding housekeeping items in the city's subdivision ordinance, namely the replacement of the terms "preliminary plan" with "preliminary plat" and "City Planning Director" with "Development Services Director." The amendment was requested by the Commission at its last meeting May 12, following its rejection of another amendment to limit the duration of preliminary plats.

For more information on tonight's agenda, visit www.cityofkingman.gov and look under "Agendas and Minutes."