Public Hearing for La Salette | July 23, 2019


A Public Hearing to consider a rezoning request for the La Salette property on Coolidge Highway is scheduled before the Planning Commission at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at Berkley City Hall, 3338 Coolidge Hwy.

The developer is proposing an adaptive reuse of the existing school building. The school building would be redeveloped as 55-56 apartment units. Additionally, the developer is proposing the construction of new townhouses at the rear of the property that abuts the single-family residential district on Oxford Rd.

To make this development possible through traditional zoning, several steps must be taken by the developer. First, the developer has applied to have the property rezoned from Office District (O-1) to Multiple-Family Residential District (R-M). At the conclusion of the July 23rd Public Hearing, the Planning Commission will take action in the form of a recommendation to City Council on whether or not to grant the request for rezoning. City Council would then take action on the request for rezoning.

Residents will have the opportunity to offer feedback during the Public Hearing for the rezoning request. If you are unable to attend the meeting, comments may be made in writing. All written comments must be in the hands of the Building Department before 7:00 pm on the date of the Public Hearing.

If City Council approves the rezoning, the next step in the process would be for the developer to apply for dimensional variances with the Zoning Board of Appeals. At a minimum, two variances would be required for the height of the existing building, and the setback on the side yard facing Oxford Rd. The Zoning Board of Appeals would hold a Public Hearing and then take action on whether or not to grant dimensional variances for the existing school building.

If the Zoning Board of Appeals grants variances for the property, the developer would then go through the process of site plan approval with the Planning Commission. The development of this project would be subject to all the requirements of the Multiple-Family Residential District.

Click here to review the plans submitted by the developer.


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