Commission OKs park land rezoning issues

Requests need park board approval to move to council

By Melanie Yingst -

TROY — The Troy Planning Commission approved two requests — contingent upon the city’s park board’s approval — to rezone land to be used for parkland at its meeting on Wednesday.

The board approved to add 111.7 278 acres to Paul G. Duke Park and 4.877 acres to Treasure Island Park with a contingency that both issues would need positive approval from the Board of Park Commissioners to move forward to council.

Planning Commission President Alan Kappers allowed the planning commission to move forward with the rezoning requests, noting that formalities were necessary since both rezoning issues were to add park land to the city’s parks. Kappers also serves on the Board of Park Commissioners for the city of Troy.

Planning Commission member and city of Troy’s Director of Public Service and Safety Patrick Titterington apologized, noting that the city of Troy, as an owner, has not had a rezoning of annexed land of this size in quite some time.

Titterington said both requests were “straightforward” and the requests were to bring the land into the same zoning as surrounding property.

Both properties were annexed to the city of Troy last fall.

The Planning Commission also voted not to hold a public meeting prior to the issues going forward to council.

The Planning Commission approved to rezone 2290 Troy-Sidney Road, formally known as Huelskamp Farm, from A-2 General Agriculture and F-1 Flood Plain to be rezoned to the city zoning of R-4 Single Family Residential district. The existing Duke Park land is zoned R-4 Residential, according to the report.

Titterington said the city will be starting the process to combine with the existing Duke Park this year. In a future step, the city plans to split lots for the 38 acres of river for a planned conservation easement to the Miami County Park District once a grant has been approved by the state. The city also plans to sell the house and possibly the barns on the property.

Planning Commission approved to rezone 4.594 acres and .283 acres of land located north of Treasure Island Park. The property is county zoned F-1 Flood Plain and the applicant requests that the zoning of the parcel be rezoned to city zoning of B-l Local Retail District.

Planning Commission member Dee Mahan was not present for the meeting.

The Planning Commission also approved a free-standing sign for Reliable Tent Rental at 206 S. Market St.

Requests need park board approval to move to council

By Melanie Yingst

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