P&Z to hear rezone proposal for area near middle school
By Jason A. Givens
October 5, 2006 | RICHMOND -- The Planning and Zoning
Commission decided Tuesday they were willing to hear
a formal proposal from the Stewart Land Group to rezone
10 acres near White Pine Middle School.
The group plans to put 26 to 30 lots in the 10-acre
area. Group member Josh Wright said his vision of the
project was for it to be like Richmond was when he was
"If you want to do that you better leave it like it
is," Commission Chairman Brent Webb said.
The initial request was for the rezoning of 40 acres
from A-10 (one residence per 10 acres) to Residential
Medium Density (one residence per 10,000- to 14,500-square
feet). Since the group said they do not own the entire
40 acres at this time, Commissioner Daryl Black said
they need to concentrate on one area.
"A formal proposal on the 10 acres would be a good
start," Webb said.
Wright said the group wanted to make sure rezoning
was a possibility before they went to the other landowners
with a proposal.
"We wanted to get a feel from the council as to whether
you would honestly humor us on this," Wright said.
City Manager Marlowe Adkins told the group they are
just coming in with a concept of why they want to rezone.
"Don't get ahead of yourselves and get things mixed
up," he said.
"We are typically ahead of the game," Wright said,
in response to Adkins. "Our company has over 40 years
Wright said they want to be up front with everything
and are not trying to throw a fastball by anyone.
"You can't fastball us, but you can maybe lowball
us," Webb said, joking.
The formal proposal by the group is scheduled for
the Nov. 7 planning and zoning meeting.
The commission also approved the modification of two
lots in the Richmond Hills subdivision. The modification
will make one lot deeper and the other more shallow.
Adkins said the modification has zero impact on the
city's infrastructure. The proposed modification now
needs to go before the City Council for final approval.