Few topics generate as much reaction in Kent as Rooming and Boarding Houses which is why Tuesday night’s Zoning Review Session is so important. This is the fourth installment of the joint City Council Planning Commission review. The meeting will begin at 7 pm on Tuesday, February 17, 2009 in Council Chambers. Here’s the materials prepared in advance of the meeting.
(You can review each of the Zoning Review Sessions by clicking here.)
EMAIL FROM PLANNING DIRECTOR GARY LOCKE
Attached are the materials related to the next meeting for the Comprehensive Zoning Code Process. Session IV will focus on Rooming and Boarding Houses, and most likely rental properties in a broader sense. As we all know, this is one of the more significant issues that we face in the community and with its high profile, typically generates a lot of calls and complaints. While the primary focus during this discussion will be on what is and is not regulated by the zoning code (as well as what can and cannot be regulated by the zoning code) I would anticipate that we will touch on issues related to rental properties in general.
Given the importance of this topic, we will be breaking the subject down into several parts. The first will be to discuss and attempt to analyze these uses, what types of issues and problems they bring to the neighborhoods and how we may want to look at how we regulate them. The second session (later date) will be to begin to propose potential solutions and code changes to address some of these problems.
The next meeting will be on Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at 7:00 PM in the City Council Chambers, 325 South Depeyster Street, Kent, Ohio.
COVER MEMO FROM PLANNING DIRECTOR GARY LOCKE
We hope to see you there.