A Pacific area man is scheduled to present his plans for a market and multifamily development at the next Franklin County Planning and Zoning meeting.
Sam Salamah is set to present his preliminary plat for his planned development in the community development (CD) zoning district. The property is located at the intersection of Highway 100 and Highway OO just outside the Pacific city limits.
The commission meeting will be Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. at the county government center in Union. No public comments will be accepted during the plat presentation.
Late last year, Salamah unveiled plans for a convenience store and apartment complex at the site. He has several parcels already zoned CD, but sought a rezoning for another 3.6 acres in order to have a larger development.
In December, the county commission denied the rezoning request. According to the commission order passed in December, the applicant failed to present any credible evidence that the proposed zoning change would promote the health, safety, morals, comfort and general welfare of Franklin County.
The applicant also failed to present any credible evidence that the proposed zoning change would conserve and protect the property values of the neighboring properties; and failed to present any credible evidence that the proposed zoning change would in any other manner promote the goals and objectives of the Franklin County Master Plan.
Salamah’s original plan drew the opposition of dozens of neighbors. His current application has sparked more opposition. More than 20 people have submitted written opposition to the plan.
Also on the agenda for the meeting is a review of the board’s bylaws. The board has been discussing if it should replace Robert’s Rules of Order after they were caught not properly following the rules.
The board also is expected to review an expiring conditional use permit.