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The zoning case is a proposed amendment to Planning Development District Number 1 – Retail. This area is more commonly known as Snider Plaza. This is a two-part request:
Included in a Conceptual Site Plan is information from the applicant, the City of University Park regarding proposed plans for parking, street cross-sections, pedestrian access to the district and sidewalks.
Yes, the boundary of PD-1-R for Snider Plaza is proposed to expand to include the Rankin Avenue lot to be used for Snider Plaza parking. This lot is near Hursey Street, adjacent to Snider Plaza and was acquired by the City of University Park in accordance with the 2009 Snider Plaza parking study and resulting adopted Zoning Ordinance .
After the Planning and Zoning Commission holds a public hearing and acts on the zoning case, the zoning case and Commission’s recommendation will then be presented to the City Council for a public hearing on the proposed amendment to the Planned Development District Number 1 - Retail. After the public comments are received, the City Council may take action to amend the Zoning Ordinance for the District.
Images and information on the proposed improvements for Snider Plaza can be found on the City’s website. In addition, those interested can also visit the mock-up for the Snider Plaza enhancements at the corner of Rankin and Hursey.