THE CITY OF HOUGHTON PLANNING COMMISSION WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING AT 5:30 p.m. ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2023, IN THE CITY CENTER COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 616 SHELDEN AVENUE, TO DISCUSS THE FOLLOWING PROPOSED ORDINANCE:
CITY OF HOUGHTON
AN ORDINANCE, PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 98, SECTION 4, (98-4),
OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, CITY OF HOUGHTON
TO RE-ZONE PROPERTY
THE CITY OF HOUGHTON ORDAINS:
Pursuant to Chapter 98, Section 2, (98-2), the Code of Ordinances, City of Houghton, Michigan, and Public Act 110 of 2006, as amended, the property described as Lots 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15 of Block A of the Supervisor’s plat of East Houghton is re-zoned from R-3 (multi-family residential district) to B-2 (community business district) with conditions.
The property described as Lots 8 and 9 of Block A of the Supervisor’s plat of East Houghton is re-zoned from B-3 (general business district) to B-2 (community business district) with conditions.
Conditions: The buildings to be no more than 50 (fifty) feet in height from College Avenue, consistent with nearby commercial buildings, and further upon the condition of approval of a development plan which includes:
- Two standalone structures
- Structure one: approximately 6,000 square feet single- or two-story business use facility, intended use as a professional building, financial institution, medical office, or commercial retail. Prohibited uses include: “adult” store, oil change facility, vehicle repair shop, parts store, marijuana facility, laundromat, and motel. The intent is to bring additional professional service or retail to the downtown area.
- Structure two: new residential structure equal to or exceeding the square footage of structure one, with intended use to be apartments or condos. It’s understood that the desire is condos, but the business decision would fall on TBD Developer. It may also make sense that structure two is a mixed-use building, with the same acceptable uses as structure one and with a majority of the square footage of structure two utilized for residential purposes, likely maximizing the proposed height restriction. The existing house will need to be removed to accommodate structure two.
The Houghton City Zoning Map, as amended to reflect such re-zoning, is attached hereto as Exhibit A.