Public notice was recently given of a preliminary public hearing to be held by the Planning and Zoning Commission concerning a rezoning request for property located at the intersection of East Pasadena Boulevard and Luella Avenue.
The public hearing will be held at City Hall on Monday, April 3 beginning at 7 p.m., and all citizens are welcome to attend and participate.
According to Larry Brotherton, the City of Deer Park Building Official, representatives of the property owner of Lot 16A Deer Park Outlot (commonly known as the southwest corner of the East Pasadena Boulevard and Luella Avenue intersection) are requesting to rezone the property from Single Family 1 (SF-1) to General Commercial (GC) with the intended purpose to construct a convenience store with gasoline sales.
As the property is located in a dry area, packaged alcohol sales for off-premise consumption would not permitted.
Rezoning requests: Additional information
The City of Deer Park’s zoning ordinance permits property owners to request that the zoning of a piece of property be changed for its type of use.
The preliminary public hearing referenced above is the first step in this and any other rezoning process.
Once a rezoning application is submitted and the preliminary public hearing is set, notice is not only provided to all residents within a 200-foot radius of the property, but also published in the official city newspaper at least 10 days prior to the date of such hearing. This has already been done in this case.
Following the initial hearing, the results are then communicated to City Council and a joint public hearing of the Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council is scheduled.
In the case of Lot 16A, Brotherton said the joint public hearing of the Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council will likely take place on May 16.
After this joint public hearing, the final step would be a City Council vote to approve or deny the rezone requested.
For more information, visit the City of Deer Park’s online code of ordinances at https://www.municode.com/library/tx/deer_park/codes/code_of_ordinances.