• Bob Vlach, Woodford Sun Staff

Change is proposed for professional office sites

A public hearing on a proposed text amendment, which will allow residences on the second-floor of buildings in the professional office (P-1) zoning district, will be held today, Oct. 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the Woodford County Courthouse. The City of Versailles requested that the Versailles-Midway-Woodford County Planning and Zoning Commission conduct a hearing on the proposed text amendment to the ordinance. In its resolution making the request, Versailles Mayor Brian Traugott and the city council stated that there are few land parcels designated as P-1 in Versailles, and "not allowing residential usage on upper floors is an unnecessary prohibition." The zone designation also provides "unique opportunities that require maximum flexibility," the City of Versailles resolution stated. The proposed text amendment would allow residential uses as an accessory use in the second story (and above) of buildings in the P-1 district. The Versailles urban area has 11.53 acres of P-1 property, while Midway has 11.98 acres zoned for P-1 uses, according to a Planning Commission staff report. Professional offices are also a permitted use in B-1 (neighborhood business), B-2 (central business), B-4 (highway business), B-5 (highway interchange services business) and I-1 (light industrial) districts. Additionally, buildings in downtown Versailles (B-2 district) are already permitted to have residential uses on the second-floor and above. The Planning Commission's recommendation on this proposed text amendment will be sent to all three legislative bodies: the city councils in Versailles and Midway, and Woodford Fiscal Court for action before any changes are made to the current ordinance governing properties in the P-1 zoning district. Daisy Hill villas An amended development plan allowing Daisy Hill Senior Living to construct two duplexes - four units known as villas - behind its existing building at 1001 Crossfield Drive will also come before the Planning Commission. The revised plan resizes the building envelopes of the duplexes. A total of seven duplexes (housing 14 villa units) are planned in two phases. Rose Ridge A final record plat creating 34 residential lots in the Rose Ridge subdivision on Old Dry Ridge Road will also come before the Planning Commission. All deficiencies, including those related to the required size of seven proposed residential lots, have been addressed, according to a Planning Commission staff report. The record plat for this Rose Ridge unit also creates a 1.62-acre lot for storm-water management, according to the plat submitted by developer Ball Homes.

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