City Moves On Annexation Ordinances
By Adam Morton
PADUCAH, KY - On Tuesday, Paducah city commissioners introduced two ordinances related to the annexation of the area located at 2901 and 2905 Lone Oak Road, and at 2825 Maryland Street. The property, owned by Tri-State Construction Company, is just south of Banks Market.
The owner plans to construct a 13,550 square foot retail strip center on the nearly two-acre parcel. Last November, the city received a request for annexation from Tri-State. At its January 24 meeting, the board approved the intent to annex the property.
Commissioner Sandra Wilson said, "I think it's great." Both Wilson and Mayor Brandi Harless expressed thanks to city planning director Steve Ervin for his hard work on this project.
Ervin clarified the process. "After that intent to annex ordinance was adopted, we went to the planning commission with a map amendment or zone change. A public hearing was held on February 5 and the planning commission has made a positive recommendation to the city commission."
At Tuesday's meeting, commissioners introduced the final annexation ordinance and introduced the ordinance to change the zoning to Highway Business District (HBD). When property is annexed into the city, it receives an automatic Low Density Residential (R-1) zoning. Changing its zoning to the HBD zone is a continuation of the zoning of the adjacent parcels. When the land was part of the city of Lone Oak, it was zoned as commercial property.
The final vote to adopt the adopt the ordinance is scheduled for the next meeting.