Ordinance designates ‘Character Zone’ on Island

first_imgBy ABBEY KUNKLESpecial to the PRESSThe South Padre Island Development Standards Review Task Force (DSRTF) met Tuesday morning for their regular meeting to consider approving an ordinance amending the Padre Boulevard and Entertainment District Code to add the “Northern Resort District (NRD) Character Zone.”The discussion was brought forth due to an error by SPI City Staff during the revision of the Form Based Code (FBC) that took place earlier this year. City Development Director Dr. Sungman Kim, who has proven to be very thorough on development projects, provided the DSRTF with a bit of background on the issue in addition to extensive notes.According to Dr. Kim, annexation of the Pinnell Property, primarily north of the city limits, was being considered in 2013. At that time, Ordinance 13-07 was adopted in preparation for annexation to create the “Northern Resort District Character Zone.” In discussion with the Pinnell family and attorneys, it was determined that creating the new NRD zone would provide the best designation for the property to allow the family some say as to what development would and would not be allowed. After that point, the annexation was deferred until it was reconsidered in 2015.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. RelatedHotel planned for Ocean Tower propertyBy ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS The SPI Planning and Zoning Commission met Thursday afternoon for their regular monthly meeting to discuss the zoning designation of the recently annexed Ocean Towers Property. Chief on the agenda for discussion was a decision regarding the designation of the Padre Island Inn…July 25, 2015In “News”City greenlights Clayton’s Pier rezoningBy KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS The South Padre Island City Council addressed issues related to the proposed Clayton’s Fishing Pier during their October 4 meeting. Mayor Barry Patel recused himself from all the agenda items related to the pier and turned control of the meeting over to Mayor Pro-Tem…October 13, 2017In “News”City mulls ‘family friendly’ image in zoning discussionBy ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS With the recent review of Form Based Code and zoning on the Island, the SPI Development Standards Review Task Force (DSRTF) met Tuesday morning to discuss the Schedule of Uses for types of development to be allowed on Padre Boulevard and in the…April 17, 2015In “News” Sharelast_img

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