Owner requests zoning amendment for Pine Avenue property

Owner requests zoning amendment for Pine Avenue property

Jan. 18—A Frederick automotive business is trying to get to increase on to the internet site of a previous Frederick County property on the city’s east side, and is asking the town to take away a zoning classification.

Krietz Attributes LLC in December procured the house at 430 Pine Ave. in Frederick, a previous county public is effective facility, to use as an vehicle maintenance and detailing facility.

The firm’s owners at present run a dealership and maintenance store on East Road.

They are trying to get to have the metropolis take away an Institutional floating zone that they say no for a longer time applies.

The floating zone’s removing will have to have a suggestion from the city’s Planning Commission and the acceptance by the Board of Aldermen to allow for the house to revert again to its foundation zoning of Light-weight Industrial.

The Planning Commission held a workshop on the proposal on Tuesday.

The business is renting house on Highland Avenue, but made the decision to invest in the Pine Avenue house, Kim Krietz explained to the fee.

“When this opportunity arrived up, it was ideal for us,” she mentioned.

The planned employs of automobile mend and detailing would be permitted utilizes in the Light-weight Industrial zone, attorney Bruce Dean mentioned.

The facility would have 20 staff, and function from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday by means of Saturday, he told town preparing staff members in a letter in December.

“These makes use of are very similar to the takes advantage of Frederick County’s [Division of Public Works] Maintenance Division manufactured of the house, so there should be no adverse effect to the surrounding properties or community distinct from all those that existed for the final 80 years,” Dean wrote.

The county bought the property as a few different parcels in 1940, 1949 and 1954, and designed a assortment of structures to accommodate its upkeep of automobiles and gear.

A plan to demolish five of the structures and put up a new making of approximately 17,000 square ft was denied by the Planning Commission in 2021. The county resolved to have the property declared surplus and offered.

When the uses by the new owner will be fundamentally the exact, the Institutional zoning no for a longer period applies, Dean claimed Tuesday.

The Institutional floating zone was applied to the assets in 2005 to ideal mirror its use at that time, in accordance to a report prepared by the county planning team.

The Institutional zone applies to areas exactly where the public is invited or permitted to congregate, such as hospitals, colleges, federal government facilities and properties of worship, the report claimed.

The residence is close to a prepared extension of East Fifth Avenue as much more household enhancement happens alongside East Church Street and the jap aspect of the city.

Alderman Ben MacShane, the liaison to the Scheduling Fee, mentioned the “switching realities” of the community as it moves from extra industrial to much more household employs.

The city’s comprehensive strategy phone calls for East Fifth Street to be prolonged along a highway named County Lane, which operates from in the vicinity of the current intersection of East Fifth Road and Pine Avenue to East Church Road.

The property has accessibility factors from a personal suitable of way along County Lane, and also instantly abuts Fifth Street, Dean claimed Tuesday.

As extensive as there is ingress and egress for the new assets, the modify should not have considerably of an result, Kim Krietz reported.

The Planning Fee will keep two general public hearings on the removing of the Institutional zone, followed by a advice to the mayor and aldermen.