Scottville commission expected to vote on rezoning recommendation.

March 18, 2019

Scottville commission expected to vote on rezoning recommendation.


SCOTTVILLE — The City Commission is expected to vote on a recommendation by the Planning Commission to rezone a portion of land immediately west of downtown when it meets today in regular session.

The changes are being made in part to support the upgrades to the current Scottville Optimist property. See related story here, and also to create consistency with downtown zoning and future development more consistent with downtown, according to Rob Alway, chairman of the planning commission.

The current property includes an area that is bordered on the west by Reinberg Avenue, on the east by the back of the west side downtown buildings, south by the railroad right-of-way and north by Green Street, and a portion of the west parking lot.

The property owners include James Jabrocki (Jabrocki Excavating), Scottville Optimist Club, and City of Scottville. All that property is currently zoned light industrial. The change would rezone the property to central business district, which allows for mixed use.

A public hearing was held during last week’s planning commission meeting with no one from the public commenting. City Manager Amy Williams said she has spoken with Jabrocki on several occasions and he does not oppose the change. Jabrocki’s property will be allowed to operate as light industrial while he or a family member continue to own the business.

“One of the long range goals of the planning commission is to create senior housing developments in our town,” Alway said. “The Jabrocki property has been identified as a great location for such a facility, especially with the re-development of the Optimist property. As we started to research that area, it was discovered that the Optimist property and the city’s parking lot were also zoned light industrial. This likely goes back to a time when much of that property was occupied by the livestock sale barns.”

City commission meets at 5:30 p.m. at 105 N. Main St.

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