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<br />ill. Ur, J.H, Taylor, 5032 W.70th St., told Council he objects to having to come to
<br />Council Neeting continually, to fight proposals for commercial enterprises; that he
<br />is afraid that if Lodge is able to build in this area, commercial interests will be
<br />able to force the zoning of the entire area for commercial and industrial establish-
<br />ment s .
<br />Temple as a "change" from residential use, Hr. Hite asked that it be made clear that
<br />the Planning Commission feels this operation is comparable to that of a church and
<br />will not be detrimental to a residential area; that the Commission does not regard
<br />this useage as either commercial or industrial use of the land, Mr. Hyde added we
<br />have never had an application for use of the tract for either single family or
<br />double residences,
<br />he feels the Planning Commission took action only because the option of the Hasonic
<br />Lodge was about to expire.
<br />investigation on the effect of the proposed Masonic Temple 0; property values in
<br />the neighborhood; that real estate people tell him that if the property must be
<br />other than residential neighbors would be better off to have office buildings,
<br />where the business is done during the day.
<br />the Planning Commission and the Council; that he feels there is no necessity for
<br />changing the zoning of the area immediately next to this property, simply because
<br />the Nasonic Lodge is located at this site,
<br />the south of this*tract.
<br />south will develop for residential use; however, the property along W.70th Street
<br />will be for multiple dwellings. He added that each owner in this area has made a
<br />request to the Commission for at least multiple family dwellings.
<br />Mr. R. 17. Doyle, 5028 W.70th St., reported that in 1961he had purchased his
<br />property after speaking with Messrs. Hite and Todd, who told him at that time that
<br />the property on N.7Oth Street was zoned residential and that they felt they could
<br />guarantee this use south to 74th Street.
<br />Industrial District, Office Building and Nultiple Residence Zoning on the Nelson
<br />Farm, explaining that M.7Oth Street residents had agreed to this because they had
<br />been told that this rezoning would make it easier to maintain R-1 zoning on I.1.70th
<br />Street. Saying that only three members of the Commission had voted for recommend-
<br />ing this proposal to the Council, Mr. Doyle requested that the proposal be referred
<br />back to the Commission for a vote by all members thereof, after proper evaluation
<br />determining parking lot size and the exact site ofcthe building.
<br />understand why the Masonic Temple cannot be located in an area already zoned for
<br />this type of use, Mr. Doyle asked that, in the interests of the residents on W.70th
<br />Street, this zoning not be made, He added that the N.7Oth Street homeowners are
<br />so concerned that they have retained counsel to protect their rights; then
<br />introduced Attorney David F. Fitzgerald, who 'cited several recent zoning cases in
<br />support of the contention that, while property owners do not have any contractual
<br />right to have zoning remain as it is, they do -have a right to rely on continuance
<br />of such zoning providing the land is suitable for the uses in such zone--and that
<br />there is no reason why this particular land is not suitable for Tesidential zoning.
<br />Village Attorney Hasselquist , stating there seems to be a misunderstanding on
<br />the part of the residents as to the type of zoning they enjoy, reported that their
<br />entire area (and most other areas of the Village) are not zoned llresidentialll, but
<br />"open development" district-which district includes operations comparable to that of
<br />the Masonic Temple-schools , churches , parish houses, grange halls.
<br />Mayor Bredesen inquired as to whether a permit could be issued without any
<br />zoning, and lilr. Hite answered he feels that an interpretation of the Ordinance is
<br />needed, here, inasmuch as "grange hall" is definitely listed as one of the permitted
<br />uses, whereas "clubs and lodges" are not so listed.
<br />which will not be used for the building and parking lot.
<br />entire corner will be very expensive to maintain. I4r. Hite reported that the Masons
<br />do not need the entire tract, and do intend to sell some of it; that the Zoning will
<br />apply H to only that portion of the tract needed for their building, parking lot
<br />and access.
<br />to dispose of "the Westerly part of the area.
<br />Trustee VanValkenburg moved that at the next Regular Heeting, being October 21,
<br />this Council consider an amendment to the killage Zoning Ordinance to establish an
<br />''Institutional Districtf1, and that Hearing on petition of Masonic Lodge for Rezoning
<br />be continued to October 21.
<br />Saying that at least two persons have already mentioned the proposed Masonic
<br />Mr, Bill Duggan, whose mother owns property at 5020 W.7Oth Street, told Council
<br />He added that, since that the he has made some
<br />tiayor Bredesen informed audience that zoning has been taken seriously by both
<br />Trustee VanValkenburg inquired as to the plans for use of the area directly to
<br />Mr. Hite reported the Commission feels the property to the
<br />He reviewed for Council the "Planned
<br />I Saying he cannot
<br />A lady asked about the Masons' future disposition of that part of the property
<br />She added she feels-this
<br />Mr. Hegman confirmed Mr. Hite's statements, saying the Nasons expect
<br />Motion seconded by Rixe +nd carried.
<br />COUNCIL REZONES "TRACT H", REGISTERED LAND SURVEY NO.' 1050, FROI-l PLANNED INDCSTRIAL
<br />DISTRICT TO OFFICE BUILDING DISTRICT.
<br />Rauenhorst Construction Company for the Rezoninn from Planned Industrial District
<br />Public Hearing was conducted on petition of
<br />to Office Building District- of- "Tract HI1, Registered Land Survey No. 1050--lo,cated
<br />at the Northwest Corner, Boundary Blvd. and Computer Avenue,
<br />of Publication and Posting, which were reviewed and ordered placed on file, Planning
<br />Director Hite reported the Planning Commission has recommended favorably on the petition.
<br />No objections were made from the floor, and none had been filed prior to'Hearing, Tupa
<br />offered the following Ordinance, moving that Council dispense with second reading and
<br />Clerk presented Affidavits