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Marinette Plan To Consider Waterfront, Historic Zoning
Issue Date: July 10, 2014
At a 3:15 p.m. meeting on Thursday, July 10, the City of Marinette Plan Commission will consider the proposed Riverside Avenue Historic District plan recommended by the citys Historic Preservation Commission. They are being asked to approve a special Historic Overlay District designation for the area in question. If approved, the proposal will go on for action by the entire City Council at its next meeting, which is changed to Monday, Aug. 4.
The Plan Commission also will consider proposed signs at 2706 Cahill Road and 60 Water Street.
Amendments to the text of the zoning code pertaining to Mixed Use Waterfront Overlay District will be discussed and possibly approved. They include changes reducing minimum lot size from 40,000 to 2,000 square feet per lot and per residential dwelling unit structure, and changes eliminating restrictions on the number of boat slips and boat storage facilities allowed. If approved, non-maritime commercial uses will be allowed a total of 5,000 square feet in total building area, rather than 2,000, and walkways, walking trails, elevated viewing platforms, day site picnic areas, information kiosks, interpretative sculptures, lakefront celebration plaza and accessory roads, driveways and parking areas will be added as permitted uses. Other permitted uses currently are all maritime commercial uses; offices, clubs, hotels, motels and boatels; multifamily residential development, and restaurants, bars and grills.
If approved as presented, a prohibition against any sort of multilevel boat storage will be removed.
The Commission will again review and possibly act on changes to sign regulations as described in information from Mary Johns and Tom Crowley at the June 12 meeting, and follow up on conditionally approved site plans for work at locations on Hall Avenue, Hancock Street, Ely Street, and Cleveland Avenue addresses.