Park City is on its way to adopting a zoning ordinance with the endorsement of the Joint City-County Planning Commission, which Monday evening also agreed to rezone property on the bypass near Cleveland Avenue for B-3, Highway Service Business District use.

Park City Mayor David Lyons told the commission the proposed ordinance, developed with help of the commission’s staff, will allow the small town to control growth and develop revenues.

“Park City is really untouched and we’d like to continue that tradition,” Lyons said. “But at the same time, this will allow some controlled growth and develop revenues.”

Planning Director Scott Young said the relationship between the commission and Park City government will be the same under the ordinance as it is with the city of Glasgow. If Park City approves the ordinance, the commission will review zone change requests and make recommendations to the city, which has final authority under guidelines spelled out by law.

The commission approved a zone change for property located across from Vance Lawn and Garden Center and adjacent to Urgent Clinic on L. Rogers Boulevard–31E Bypass from B-2, General Business, and R-2, medium density residential, to B-3.

Two tracts are separately owned by Central Developers, LLC, and Lennox Hill Investment Group, LLC. The B-3 zone is intended to encourage intensive commercial use with direct access to arterial or collector highways such as the bypass.

Larry Dean Glass, of Glass Paving, is registered agent for Central Kentucky and was at the meeting to support the application. He said development plans for the property aren’t complete and he couldn’t say what might occupy the property. Other officers of the corporation, according to documents on file with the Kentucky Secretary of State, are Ben Quinn, of American Engineers, and DeWayne Poynter, of Poynter Homes.

The Secretary of State Web site lists Donald H. Baker, president of Green Mechanical and HVAC Services, as the registered agent and only officer of Lennox Hill Investment Group.

The zone change includes a binding element agreed to by applicants prohibiting commercial access from residential streets at the rear of the property.

In other business:

– the commission approved construction of a cellular antenna tower at 645 Jack Turner Road near Griderville; the application was tabled at the commission’s previous meeting until all affected property owners were notified;

– approved preliminary subdivision plats for 16 lots on 12 acres in Red Barn Village on U.S. 31-E North sought by Runnymede Real Estate and for 15 lots on 30.3 acres in Beechtree North Subdivision on Beechtree Lane sought by Eastern Hills Developers.

Contact Ronnie Ellis by e-mailing rellis@glasgowdailytimes.com.

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