Section 106-436; Policy Res. 154-05A; Expressing the City Councilís preferences relating to rezoning and development along the Providence Road corridor


Council Bill No.          PR 154-05 A          


A POLICY RESOLUTION

expressing the City Council’s preferences relating to rezoning and development along the Providence Road corridor.

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, AS FOLLOWS:

    SECTION 1.    The City Council expresses the following preferences for future rezoning actions and development along the Providence Road corridor (from Stewart Road to Interstate 70):

    a.    Property owners considering rezoning for properties along the Providence Road corridor between Stewart Road and Interstate 70 are encouraged to request planned zoning so the City can better control and plan for signs, lighting, building layout, landscaping and parking.

    b.    Developers are encouraged to place parking lots along the side and rear of buildings with frontage along the Providence Road corridor.

    c.    New driveway cuts along the Providence Road corridor should be limited or disallowed.
    d.    The list of proposed C-P or O-P uses along the Providence Road corridor should not include large traffic generators such as “fast food” restaurants.

    e.    Freestanding signs along the Providence Road corridor should not exceed standards for open commercial or office districts.  Monument signs rather than pole signs are encouraged.

    f.    Planned district proposals along the Providence Road corridor should contain a high level of landscaping.

    g.    On-site lighting along the Providence Road corridor should be designed to prevent lighting spillover onto adjacent properties.

    h.    Mixed-use developments of office or commercial on lower levels and residential on upper levels are encouraged.

    i.    The following elements are encouraged for planned districts along the Providence Road corridor:

        1.    Enhanced landscape screening;

        2.    The use of pitched roofs;

        3.    Efforts to reduce spillover from outdoor lighting;

        4.    Relocation or screening of mechanical units, such as air conditioners; and

        5.    Height and proximity limitations of commercial and office buildings to residential properties.

    j.    Trash dumpters should be screened and placed towards the rear of properties along the Providence Road corridor.
    
    ADOPTED this 1st day of August, 2005.