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GOOD EVENING, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,

[ROLL CALL]

AND THANK YOU FOR JOINING US FOR TONIGHT'S PLAN PLANNING AND ZONING MEETING.

UH, AT THIS TIME WE WILL HAVE THE ROLE CALL MR. HOLCOMB, VICE CHAIRMAN GROUT HERE, COMMISSIONER ADDISON, COMMISSIONER BANKS, COMMISSIONER AER HERE, COMMISSIONER HILL HERE, COMMISSIONER SCRS HERE AND COMMISSIONER STERLING.

WE HAVE A QUO.

THANK YOU, MR. DIRECTOR.

AT THIS

[APPROVAL OF MINUTES]

TIME, WE'LL MOVE ON TO THE MO APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES.

UH, IS THERE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES FROM THE AUGUST 15TH MEETING? UH, MOVED BY, UH, COMMISSIONER ADDISON SECOND, UH, SECOND BY COMMISSIONER HILL.

UH, ARE THERE ANY OBJECTIONS TO APPROVING THE MINUTES SEEING NONE OF THOSE MINUTES HAVE BEEN APPROVED AT THIS TIME? I WILL READ

[RULES FOR CONDUCTING PUBLIC HEARINGS]

IN THE RULES FOR CONDUCTING THE PUBLIC HEARINGS.

ANY INTERESTED MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC WHO WISHES TO COMMENT ON ANY ITEM ON THE AGENDA? MAY COMMENT IN PERSON AT CITY HALL, 2 22 ST.

LOUIS STREET, BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA, 7 0 8 0 2 THIRD FLOOR ROOM 3 48.

DURING THE MEETING ALL COMMENTS WE BROADCAST ON WWW.BRLA.GOV ON METRO COUNCIL.

UM, I'M SORRY.

METRO METRO 21 COX CHANNEL 21 AT, AT AND T CHANNEL 99.

AND ON THE CITY OF BATON ROUGE, PARISH OF EAST BATON ROUGE, FACEBOOK PAGE VIA FACEBOOK LIVE COMMENTS SUBMITTED PRIOR TO 3:00 PM OF THE MEETING.

DATE WILL BE COMPILED BY POSITION FOUR AND AGAINST, AND THE TOTAL NUMBER WILL BE ANNOUNCED BEFORE THE ITEMS, PUBLIC HEARING, ANY INTERESTED PERSON WHO DOES NOT WISH TO COMMENT IN PERSON MAY USE THE FORM FOUND AT HTTPS WWW.BRLA.GOV/PC APPLICANT AND APPLICANTS REPRESENTATIVES FOR THE PROPOSAL WILL SPEAK FIRST FOR A PERIOD OF NOT TO EXCEED 15 MINUTES.

THOSE MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC DESIRING TO SPEAK ON A PARTICULAR ITEM SHOULD REFER TO A MEETING AGENDA AND FILL OUT A REQUEST TO SPEAK FORM.

ONCE THE ITEM HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED, EACH PERSON'S NAME WHO HAS FILLED OUT A FORM WILL BE CALLED ON TO SPEAK.

PROPONENTS WILL SPEAK.

THEN THE OPPONENTS, EACH SPEAKER WILL NOT BE ALLOWED MORE THAN THREE MINUTES.

THE SPEAKERS ARE REQUESTED TO LIMIT THEIR REMARKS AND TO AVOID DUPLICATION OF THEIR PRESENTATIONS.

APPLICANTS WILL BE ALLOWED A TOTAL OF FIVE MINUTES FOR REBUTTAL.

WE

[CONSENT AGENDA]

CAN NOW MOVE ON TO THE CONSENT AGENDA.

MR. MORIAN THE CONSENT AGENDA.

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SCHEDULED FOR A WITHDRAWAL ITEM SEVEN PA 21 22 47, 45 47 55 AND 47 65 CLAY CUT ROAD ITEM NUMBER EIGHT, CASE 62 22 47 45 47 55 AND 47 65.

CLAY CUT ROAD.

BOTH WERE WITHDRAWN BY THE APPLICANT ON SEPTEMBER THE 16TH.

THE FOLLOWING ARE ON THE CONSENT AGENDA FOR DEFERRAL ITEM NUMBER 10, CASE 47 22 14 19 JULIUS STREET TO REZONE FROM HIGH DENSITY, MULTIFAMILY RESIDENTIAL A 3.3 TO GENERAL OFFICE, LOW RISE G L ON PROPERTY LOCATED ON THE NORTH SIDE OF JULIUS STREET, WEST OF SOUTH 15TH STREET, ITEM NUMBER 30 SS SEVEN DASH 22 GRIFFIN PLACE PROPOSED MINOR SUBDIVISION WITH A PRIVATE STREET ON PROPERTY LOCATED ON THE NORTH SIDE OF GRIFFIN COURT WEST OF OMEGA COURT IN ITEM NUMBER 32 P 9 22 4 SEASONS APARTMENT COMPLEX, PROPOSED MEDIUM DENSITY MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT ON PROPERTY LOCATED ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF BURBANK DRIVE EAST OF SOUTH KENWORTH PARK PARKWAY, WEST OF SAD DIVA MEMORIAL DRIVE.

THE FOLLOWING ARE ON THE CONSENT AGENDA FOR APPROVAL ITEM NUMBER 11, CASE 55 22 JEFFERSON TERRACE, SIX FILING PARTS THREE AND FOUR TO REZONE FROM HEAVY COMMERCIAL C TWO TO SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL A 2.7 ON PROPERTY LOCATED EAST OF HOLLY BOOK HOLLY BOOK DRIVE ITEM NUMBER 12, CASE 56 22 9 30 SOUTH EUGENE STREET TO REZONE FROM SINGLE FAMILY, RESIDENTIAL 82 TO SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL A 2.7 ON PROPERTY LOCATED ON THE WEST SIDE OF SOUTH EUGENE STREET, NORTH OF MYRTLE AVENUE, ITEM NUMBER 14, CASE 60 20 2060 BURBANK DRIVE TO REZONE FROM LIGHT COMMERCIAL, ONE L

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C ONE TO HEAVY COMMERCIAL ONE H C ONE ON PROPERTY LOCATED ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF BURBANK DRIVE EAST OF PEON TREE DRIVE ITEM NUMBER 15, CASE 61 22, 3 55 WEST LEE DRIVE TO REZONE FROM LIGHT COMMERCIAL C ONE TO HEAVY COMMERCIAL ONE H C ONE ON PROPERTY LOCATED EAST OF THE INTERSECTION OF BURBANK DRIVE AND WEST LEE DRIVE ITEM NUMBER 17, CASE 64 22 94 40 PERKINS ROAD TO REZONE FROM LIGHT COMMERCIAL TWO LC TWO TO COMMERCIAL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE RESTAURANT, C A B ONE ON PROPERTY LOCATED ON THE WEST SIDE OF PERKINS ROAD, WEST OF BLUE BONNET BOULEVARD.

ITEM NUMBER 19 SNC TWO DASH 22 SOMERSET STREET TO MORRIS JACKSON JUNIOR STREET, PROPOSED STREET NAME CHANGE FOR SOMERSET STREET LOCATED SOUTH OF 75TH AVENUE.

ITEM NUMBER 22, PUT FOUR DASH OH EIGHT MATARA MCCALL DRIVE AND MATARA BOULEVARD.

FINAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN PROPOSED ROAD IN INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS ON PROPERTY LOCATED ON THE NORTH SIDE OF AIRLINE HIGHWAY EAST OF SUNBURG LANE ITEM NUMBER 23, SPU ONE DASH 20 CHAPEL HILL PROPOSED REVISION TO CHANGE LOCATION OF SUBDIVISION, ENTRYWAY SIGNAGE ON PROPERTY LOCATED ALONG NORTH SIDE OF SOUTH HAROLDS FERRY ROAD, EAST OF O'NEAL LANE ITEM 24 S 11 DASH 22 KODIAK BUSINESS PARK PROPOSED MAJOR COMMERCIAL SUBDIVISION WITH A PUBLIC STREET ON PROPERTY LOCATED ON THE EAST SIDE OF BERINGER FOREMAN ROAD, NORTH OF AIRLINE HIGHWAY ITEM NUMBER 25 S 12 DASH 22 HIGHLAND INDUSTRIAL PLEX PROPOSED MAJOR COMMERCIAL SUBDIVISION WITH A PUBLIC STREET ON PROPERTY LOCATED ON THE NORTH SIDE OF HIGHLAND ROAD.

WOULD EAST OF AIRLINE HIGHWAY ITEM NUMBER 28, CS 10 DASH 22 THOMPSON PLACE FLAG LOT PROPOSED MINOR SUBDIVISION ON PROPERTY LOCATED ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF PRESCOTT ROAD, WEST OF LINEAR DRIVE ITEM NUMBER 29, CS 1122, SUSIE G ANDERSON TRACKED FLAG, LOT PROPOSED MINOR SUBDIVISION ON PROPERTY LOCATED ON THE WEST SIDE OF REAMS ROAD, SOUTH OF DALE ROAD IN ITEM NUMBER 31, SS EIGHT DASH 22, TM HAWKMAN PROPERTY PROPOSED MINOR SUBDIVISION WITH PRIVATE STREETS ON PROPERTY LOCATED ON THE EAST SIDE OF LEXINGTON OAKS DRIVE NORTH OF SHORE BEND AVENUE, PLANNING, COMMISSION STAFF, CERTIFIES THAT ALL OF THESE ITEMS ARE CONSISTENT WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND THE UDC.

YOU HAVE HEARD ALL THE ITEMS THAT HAVE BEEN PLACED IN THE, ON THE CONSENT AGENDA THAT WOULD BE TAKEN WITH ONE VOTE.

ARE THERE ANY, ARE THERE ANY MEMBERS OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION WHO WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A CONSENT ITEM THAT THEY ARE, HAVE A CONSENT ITEM THAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO BE PULLED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA TO BE HEARD AS PART OF THE REGULAR AGENDA? DO WE HAVE ANY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC PRESENT WHO WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK ON ANY ITEMS THAT ARE ON THE CONSENT AGENDA? WE HAVE MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WISHING TO PULL ITEM 12 CASE 56, 22 AND ITEM 25 S 1222 FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA.

MR. MR. CHAIR.

YES.

I NEED TO ANNOUNCE A CORRECTION.

UM, REALLY QUICK TO, UM, CASE 55 22.

THE REQUEST IS TO REZONE FROM C2, HEAVY COMMERCIAL TO SINGLE FAMILY, RESIDENTIAL A TWO, NOT A 2.7.

THANK YOU ALL.

IS THERE A MOTION THAT WE ACCEPT THE AMENDED CONSENT AGENDA? YEAH.

SORRY.

I REMEMBER.

OH, THERE ARE MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC.

YES.

WHO WISH, WISH TO SPEAK? WHICH ITEM WOULD YOU LIKE? PAUL? 27.

IT'S NOT.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT, ADAM, 26 AND 27 ARE NOT ON THE CONSENT AGENDA.

YES.

IS THERE ANOTHER ONE? YES, SIR.

YOU HAVE ONE? YES.

UH, G 7 22.

THAT ITEM IS NOT ON THE CONSENT AGENDA.

IT WILL BE HEARD.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

YES, SIR.

25 AS

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ITEM 25 WAS ANNOUNCED TO BE, YEAH, IT WAS ANNOUNCED.

AGENDA IT BE AGENDA.

ALL RIGHT.

SO AGAIN, THE ONLY TWO ITEMS WE'RE HEARING TO PULL FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA ARE ITEM 12 AND 25.

AGAIN, THIS, THESE ARE JUST THE CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS. MM-HMM UH, DO WE HAVE A MOTION TO ACCEPT THE AMENDED CONSENT AGENDA WITH THE, UH, WITH ITEMS 12 AND 25 REMOVED FOR PUBLIC HEARING? SO MOVE I HAVE, I HAVE A MOTION FROM COMMISSIONER HILL, UH, SECOND FROM, UH, COMMISSIONER SCRS.

I SEE ANY OBJECTION SEEING NONE, THOSE ITEMS HAVE BEEN APPROVED.

WE WILL NOW MOVE ON TO THE REGULAR AGENDA.

MR. VICE CHAIRMAN.

THE

[Items 2 & 3]

NEXT TWO ITEMS MAY BE TAKEN TOGETHER.

THAT'S ITEM TWO PA 1922.

AND ITEM THREE, PUT 2 22 THAT'S PA 19 22, 4 6 6 3 AND 5,000 5 5100 JEWEL ROAD AND PUT 22 DASH TWO JEWEL PLACE CONCEPT PLAN 19 22 46, 63 AND 5,000 TO 5,100 JEWEL ROAD RELATED TO PUT TWO DASH 22.

THE PROPERTY IS LOCATED WEST SIDE OF JEWEL ROAD, SOUTH OF GREENWELL STREET, COUNCIL DISTRICT FIVE HEARST.

THE APPLICANT IS TOM DEHA.

THE APPLICANT PROPOSED CHANGING THE COMPREHENSIVE USES PLAN AMENDMENT FROM RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD TO COMPACT NEIGHBORHOOD.

PUT TWO DASH 22 DUAL PLACE CONCEPT PLAN RELATED TO PA DASH 19 DASH 22.

THE APPLICANT PROPOSED PLANNED DEVELOPMENT WITH TWO PHASES CONSISTING OF MEDIUM DENSITY.

MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL 120,000 SQUARE FEET, LIGHT COMMERCIAL BUILDING AREA IN A LARGE COMMON OPEN SPACE.

THE FUTURE B LINE DESIGNATION IS RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD PA 19 DASH 22 4 6 6 3 AND 5,000 TO 5,100 JEWEL ROAD RELATED TO PUT TWO DASH 22 STAFF RECOMMENDS APPROVAL OF THE PLAN AMENDMENT BASED UPON EXAMINATION OF THE AREA AT A FURTHER LEVEL OF DETAIL AND COMPATIBILITY WITH SURROUNDING USES STAFF ALSO CERTIFIES THAT THE PROPOSED TO REZONING REQUEST WILL MEET THE MINIMUM CRITERIA FOR PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT, BEING COMPATIBLE WITH SURROUNDING USES AND CONFORMING TO UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT CODE REQUIREMENTS.

IF THE COMPANION COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT IS APPROVED, WE'VE RECEIVED ONE MESSAGE AND OPPOSITION TO THESE TWO ITEMS. THANK YOU, MR. DIRECTOR, THIS TIME I'LL OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING AND CALL THE APPLICANT FORWARD FOR 15 MINUTES.

GOOD AFTERNOON, MR. CHAIRMAN MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION.

MY NAME IS MURRAY MCCULLOUGH WITH BENCHMARK GROUP 1 2 2 3 2 INDUSTRIAL PLEX BOULEVARD, SUITE NINE, UH, BATON ROUGE, 7 0 8 0 9.

I'M HERE WITH MR. TOM DE HAY, THE PRESIDENT CEO OF CST DEVELOPERS DEVELOPING THIS PARTICULAR PROJECT.

UH, I THINK THAT THE DESCRIPTION WAS PRETTY, PRETTY, UH, DETAILED, BUT I DO WANNA MAKE SURE THAT EVERYBODY IS AWARE THAT THIS CONCEPT PLAN IS PROPOSED ON 150, A LITTLE OVER 153 ACRES OF WHICH WE'RE ONLY DEVELOPING ABOUT 53 ACRES OF IT.

UH, SO 95 ACRES OF THIS SITE IS, UH, IS ACCORDING TO THE CONCEPT PLAN OPEN SPACE.

AND IN FACT WILL BE PUT INTO A CONSERVATION EASEMENT, NEVER TO BE DEVELOPED OF THE PROPERTY THAT'S BEING DEVELOPED.

UH, IT IS IN BY VAST MAJORITY IN, UM, FLOOD ZONE X THERE'S A SMALL 1.6 ACRE PORTION IN THE FLOOD, PLAIN IN THE UPPER EDGES OF FLOOD PLAIN IN THE LOWER, UH, IN THE, THAT WOULD BE THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF, OF THE SITE.

IT'S SMALL IT'S, UH, IT'S ONLY 2%.

IT'S FAR LESS THAN THE, THE, UH, THE NEW ORDINANCE WOULD REQUIRE.

SO WITH THAT, AND THE, I BELIEVE WE RECEIVED A RECOMMENDATION OF APPROVAL DEPARTMENT DEVELOPMENT.

AND THEN FROM THE PLANNING STAFF, WE WOULD LIKE TO RESPECTFULLY REQUEST THAT THIS ITEM, THESE TWO ITEMS BE APPROVED.

AND I'M GLAD TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE.

THANK YOU.

UM, THANK YOU.

WE HAVE THREE OTHER, UH, CARDS OF, UH, PEOPLE IN SUPPORT WHO DO NOT WISH TO SPEAK.

UM, THOMAS DELLA D HAY.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

UM, T BRADLEY, KEITH AND ANGELA DE GRAEL.

UH, DO WE HAVE ANYONE WISHING TO SPEAK IN OPPOSITION? WE HAVE NO OPPOSITION CARDS.

OKAY.

UM, YOU, YOU WANT FIVE MORE MINUTES? I THINK THE, OH, ACT ACTUALLY THAT'S CORRECT.

I FORGOT ABOUT THAT.

YES, SIR.

COUNCILMAN HURST.

[00:15:01]

HEY, THANK Y'ALL FOR ALLOWING ME TO SPEAK IN.

UH, I WANT TO THANK MR. DEL HAY FOR DOING THE DUE DILIGENCE REQUIRED TO ENSURE THAT IT'S NOT ONLY A, UH, DEVELOPMENT THAT THAT ADDS ROOFTOPS, BUT IT'S A DEVELOPMENT THAT ADDS COMMERCIAL AS WELL.

SO THE NEXT AGENDA ITEM IS THE LAND, UM, NEXT TO, UM, THIS DEVELOPMENT.

SO ONE THING THAT WE TALKED ABOUT IS BRINGING THE RIGHT TYPE OF DEVELOPMENT TO NORTH BATON ROUGE AND, UH, HE'S ZONED A COMMERCIAL.

WE WORKED WITH DEVELOPERS, WE'VE DONE A FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR A GROCERY STORE AND HE'S BEEN AS COMPLIANT AS HE CAN BE TO MAKE SURE HE'S A GOOD FRIEND TO THE PEOPLE OF THAT COMMUNITY.

AND I AM IN FULL SUPPORT OF MR. DEL HAY, UH, MR. MURRAY AND THE, UH, DEVELOPMENT THERE.

SO THANK YOU GUYS SO MUCH.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

WE'LL CLOSE PUBLIC HEARING AT THIS TIME AND, UH, ASK FOR COMMISSIONER'S COMMENTS OR, UH, MOTIONS, MOTION TO APPROVE.

IT'S A MOTION TO APPROVE FROM COMMISSIONER BANKS.

UH, COMMISSIONER ADDISON.

YOU SECOND.

OKAY.

SECOND FROM COMMISSIONER ADDISON.

IS THERE ANY OBJECTION SEEING NONE, THESE TWO ITEMS HAVE BEEN APPROVED.

WE'LL MOVE ON TO THE NEXT ONE.

MR. CHAIRMAN, THE

[Items 4 - 6]

NEXT THREE ITEMS CAN BE TAKEN TOGETHER.

THAT'S ITEM FOUR, FIVE AND SIX.

THANK YOU.

ITEM FOUR, PA 22 DASH 20 20 22.

EXCUSE ME.

1576 O'NEIL LANE CASE 58, 22 15 7.

EXCUSE ME.

1576 O'NEIL LANE AND S 10 22, WILLOW SPRINGS, P 20 DASH 22, 5 76 O'NEIL LANE RELATED TO CASE 58 DASH 22 AND S 10 DASH 22.

THE PROPERTY IS LOCATED WEST SIDE OF O'NEIL LANE, NORTH OF HONEYCUTT ROAD, COUNCIL DISTRICT THREE, AMAROSA.

THE APPLICANT IS MICKEY L ROBERTSON.

THE APPLICANT PROPOSED CHANGE IN THE COMPREHENSIVE USE PLAN AMENDMENT FROM COMMERCIAL TO COMPACT NEIGHBORHOOD CASE 58 DASH 22 5 76 O'NEIL LANE.

THE APPLICANT IS REQUESTING TO REZONE FROM LIGHT COMMERCIAL C1, COMMERCIAL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE RESTAURANT C AAB ONE AND RURAL TO TWO FAMILY.

A 2.9 PROPOSED USE SEMIDETACHED S 10 DASH 22 WILLOW SPRINGS.

THE APPLICANT IS PROPOSING 140 SEMITE RESIDENTIAL LOTS WITH PRIVATE STREET ACCESS.

THE FUTURE BR LANE'S DESIGNATION IS COMMERCIAL P 20 DASH 22 5 76 O'NEIL LANE RELATED TO CASE 58 DASH 22 AND S 10 DASH 22.

STAFF RECOMMENDS APPROVAL OF THE PLAN AMENDMENT BASED UPON EXAMINATION OF THE AREA AT A FURTHER LEVEL OF DETAIL AND COMPATIBILITY WITH SURROUNDING USES STAFF ALSO CERTIFIES THAT THE PROPOSED REZONING REQUEST MEETS THE CRITERIA FOR A CHANGE OF ZONING.

IF THE COMPLAIN COMPANION PLAN AMENDMENT IS APPROVED, BEING COMPATIBLE WITH SURROUNDING USES AND CONFORMING TO UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT CODE REQUIREMENTS, STAFF CERTIFIES THAT THE PROPOSED PRELIMINARY PRELIMINARY PLAT REQUEST MEETS THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS OF THE UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT CODE FOR PLANNING COMMISSION CONSIDERATION.

IF THE PLAN AMENDMENT AND REZONING ARE APPROVED, THE PLANNING COMMISSION OFFICE HAS RECEIVED TWO MESSAGES IN OPPOSITION TO THESE THREE ITEMS. THANK YOU, MR. DIRECTOR, AT THIS TIME, I'LL OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING AND ASKED THE APPLICANT TO, TO COME FORWARD AND SPEAK FOR, UH, 15 MINUTES.

UH, BEFORE I GET STARTED, I THINK THESE GENTLEMEN WERE TRYING TO ASK IF YOU COULD TURN THE VOLUME UP WHEN MS. JASMINE SPEAKS, THEY WERE HAVING TROUBLE HEARING THE, UH, CASE.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

UH, MICKEY ROBERTON WITH MR. ENGINEERING AND SURVEYING 93 45 INTERLINE AVENUE HERE TONIGHT TO PRESENT THIS PRELIM PLATINUM REZONING, A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT.

UH, THE PROPERTY IS CURRENTLY ZONED RURAL C A B ONE AND C1 WITH A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION OF COMMERCIAL.

WE'RE ASKING FOR A DOWN ZONING TO A 2.9 TO ACCOMMODATE, UH, 140 LOTS ON 20 ACRES, WHICH MAKES IT A LOW DENSITY, UH, SINGLE FAMILY, RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT.

WE HAVE PROVIDED THE REQUIRED DRAINER STUDY FOR A PROJECT THAT IS, UH, LOCATED MORE THAN 25% IN THE FLOOD ZONE.

UH, THAT MORATORIUM REQUIRED THAT WE REDUCE OUR OUTFLOW BY AT LEAST 10% FOR THE HUNDRED YEAR STORM.

UH, WE HAVE REDUCED THE FLOWS FOR THE 10 25 AND A HUNDRED YEAR STORM BY 25%, 30% AND 30%, UH, RESPECTIVELY.

SO WE'RE, UH, YOU KNOW, MAKING EVERY EFFORT TO IMPROVE DRAINAGE IN THE AREA.

UH, WE'VE ALSO PRESENTED A PLAT THAT MEETS ALL THE REQUIREMENTS, UH, OF THE UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT CODE.

AND WE RECEIVED A RECOMMENDATION FOR APPROVAL FROM THE PLANNING COMMISSION AND DPW.

AND WE WOULD ASK, UH, FOR THE SAME FROM YOU.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

UH, WE HAVE NO OTHER CARDS IN, UH, FOR SPEAKERS FOR SUPPORT.

THAT'S CORRECT.

NO OTHER CARDS ON THESE ITEMS. OKAY.

AND DO WE HAVE ANYONE IN OPPOSITION

[00:20:03]

SEEING NOT ALL CLOSE PUBLIC HEARING AND, UH, INVITE, UH, DIRECTOR'S COMMENTS OR MOTIONS? I MAKE A MOTION TO APPROVE.

WE HAVE A MOTION ON THE FLOOR TO APPROVE.

WE HAVE A SECOND, UH, FROM, UH, COMMISSIONER SCRAGS.

WE HAVE A SECOND FROM, UH, COMMISSIONER ADDISON.

ALTHOUGH I THINK COMMISSIONER BANKS WAS RIGHT UP THERE WITH HIM.

IS THERE ANY OPPOSITION TO THAT MOTION SEEING NONE THAT MOTION PASSES, MR. BUS CHAIRMAN, WE CAN NOW MOVE ON TO ITEM

[9. TA-7-22 Short Term Rentals Unified Development Code amendment to revise Chapter 9, Use Regulations and Chapter 19, Definitions to establish regulations for short term rentals. PLANNING STAFF FINDINGS: Staff certifies that the proposed UDC amendment is consistent with the comprehensive plan]

NINE, TEXT AMENDMENT 7 22 SHORT TERM RENTALS.

THIS ITEM IS A TEXT AMENDMENT TO THE UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT CODE TO REVISE NINE USE REGULATIONS AND CHAPTER 19 DEFINITIONS TO ESTABLISH REGULATIONS GOVERNING SHORT TERM RENTALS.

AT THIS TIME, I'LL HAVE MY, UH, ASSISTANT PLANNING DIRECTOR GIVE A BRIEF SUMMARY OF THESE PROPOSED REGULATIONS, AND WE'LL BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

GOOD EVENING.

SO WE, UM, WE WERE ASKED BY, UH, THE CITY COUNCIL TO CONVENE A, UM, A STUDY GROUP WITH THE FEDERATION OF GREATER BATON ROUGE, CIVIC ASSOCIATIONS, AND THE, UH, THE FEDERATION OF, UH, GREATER BATON ROUGE ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS TO STUDY THE POTENTIAL FOR REGULATIONS IN THE PARISH.

WE, UM, WE CURRENTLY DON'T HAVE REGULATIONS, UM, IN THE PARISH.

UM, THERE ARE APPROXIMATELY LIKE 450 OR SO IT, IT VARIES CUZ UM, THE PLATFORMS KIND OF COME AND GO.

UM, BUT WEVE GOT SHORT TERM RENTALS OPERATING CURRENTLY.

UH, WE HAD SOME, UH, NEIGHBORHOODS APPROACH US, UH, THAT WERE HAVING SOME ISSUES.

SO WE CONVENED, UH, A GROUP.

UM, WE INVOLVED THE, UH, PARISH ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, THE, UH, PERMIT INSPECTIONS, UH, DEPARTMENT.

UM, WE, UM, GOT WITH THE BATON ROUGE LODGING ASSOCIATION, THE BED AND BREAKFAST ASSOCIATION.

UH, WE GOT WITH A, UH, A RESIDENT OF A LOCAL HISTORIC DISTRICT, A SHORT TERM RENTAL HOST THAT WASN'T OPERATING, UM, WITH A PLATFORM AND WITH, UM, A REPRESENTATIVE FROM AIRBNB AND UM, OUT OF THE, UH, THE MEETINGS THAT WE HAD, WE LOOKED AT SEVERAL, UH, CITIES IN LOUISIANA AND IN THE SOUTHEAST AND, UM, PULLED, I GUESS THE ORDINANCE ELEMENTS THAT, UM, THE GROUP THOUGHT WERE PERTINENT.

AND, UM, AND THAT'S WHAT IS HERE, UH, BEFORE THE PLANNING COMMISSION TONIGHT, UM, IT BASICALLY CREATES A NEW USE.

WE DON'T HAVE, UH, SHORT TERM RENTALS DEFINED AS A USE AND IN YOUR SINGLE FAMILY, UH, ZONING DISTRICTS, UM, WE'RE PROPOSING TO, UH, ALLOW OWNER-OCCUPIED SHORT TERM RENTALS ON, ON LIMITED BASIS.

AND, UH, THE LIMITATIONS ARE YOU SET ASIDE A BEDROOM AND THAT'S WHERE THE, UM, THE OWNER IS THERE.

UM, AND, UH, YOU LIMIT THE, UM, THE OCCUPANTS TO, UM, TWO BEDROOMS, UH, PLUS I'M SORRY, TWO PER BEDROOM.

UH, PLUS TWO, UH, I'M SORRY.

UH, SCRATCH THAT.

WE, WE LIMITED, UM, THE RENTAL, UH, TO, UH, ONE BEDROOM, LESS THAN THE TOTAL NUMBER OF BEDROOMS IN THE DWELLING UNIT, UH, SHELBY OWNER OCCUPIED, THEY WOULD HAVE TO SHOW PROOF OF THEIR HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION.

UM, AND, UM, THEY WOULD HAVE TO SHOW PROOF THAT THEY EITHER WERE REGISTERED TO PAY, UM, SALES AND OCCUPANCY TAXES OR USE A PLATFORM THAT IS REGISTERED TO PAY THOSE TAXES.

UH, WE FELT LIKE, UH, THAT THOSE WEREN'T SO MUCH AN ISSUE BECAUSE THERE WAS PRESUMABLY SOMEBODY ON PREMISE THAT, UM, THE NEIGHBORHOOD CAN CONTACT.

THAT WOULD BE THE OWNER IN CASE THERE WAS AN ISSUE.

SO THE OTHER CATEGORY WOULD BE NON-OWNER OCCUPIED.

AND WHAT WE'RE PROPOSING IS THAT, UH, IN YOUR SINGLE FAMILY DISTRICTS, THEY WOULD BE ALLOWED, UH, WITH CONDITIONAL USE ONLY IF THEY WERE ABLE TO GET THE CONDITION USE APPROVAL FROM THE PLANNING COMMISSION, WHICH WOULD PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD TO, UH, TO VOICE THEIR, UH, STANCE.

UH, THEN YOU WOULD GO THROUGH THE PERMIT OFFICE AND GET A PERMIT.

UM, AND THAT'S KIND OF THE SUMMARY IN A NUTSHELL, AND I'LL BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS, PLANNING, COMMISSION, STAFF, CERTES THAT THESE PROPOSED UDC AMENDMENT IS CONSISTENT WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN.

WE'VE RE RECEIVED THREE MESSAGES IN SUPPORT TO THIS ITEM.

THANK YOU, MR. DIRECTOR.

UM, AT THIS TIME WE HAVE A NUMBER OF CARDS JUST FOR,

[00:25:01]

UH, SOME, UH, MEMBERS OF THE AUDIENCE WHO WISH TO SPEAK, UH, IN FAVOR AND IN OPPOSITION.

SO I'LL START WITH THOSE IN FAVOR AND, UH, CALL MR. ED LAKI, STATE YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS, AND YOU HAVE THE FLOOR FOR THREE MINUTES, SIR.

VERY GOOD.

GOOD EVENING.

COMMISSIONERS ED LAKI, PRESIDENT FEDERATION OF GREATER BATON ROUGE, CIVIC ASSOCIATIONS.

THE FEDERATION HAS BEEN A CO-SPONSOR OF THIS ITEM FOR THE LAST ALMOST THREE PLUS YEARS.

THAT'S HOW LONG IT'S BEEN.

THIS STUDY HAS BEEN UNDERWAY.

UM, WE ARE ALSO IN SUPPORT OF THIS PROPOSAL BECAUSE THERE ARE CURRENTLY NO RULES IN PLACE IT'S UNREGULATED ALLS FAIR.

THERE IS A REVIEW PROCESS BEFORE THIS BODY, WHICH ALLOWS MEMBERS TO PROVIDE FEEDBACK BEFORE GRANTING A PERMIT.

DURING OUR DELIBERATIONS, WE HAVE CHALLENGED THE PREVAILING LEGAL PRECEDENCE ABOUT SHORT TERM RENTALS AND RECEIVED GUIDANCE FROM THE PARISH ATTORNEY'S OFFICE ON WHAT IS ACCEPTABLE.

AND WHAT'S NOT.

WE LOOK AT THIS AS A GOOD FIRST STEP, BUT WE DO HAVE SOME FUNDAMENTAL CONCERNS THAT WE ARE GOING TO NEED TO ADDRESS AS WE GO FORWARD.

ONE OF THEM HAS TO DO WITH COMPLAINT MANAGEMENT AND ENFORCEMENT.

THERE ARE A LOT OF GOOD HOSTS OUT THERE THAT ARE RESPECTFUL OF THE NEIGHBORS AND MANAGE THEIR GUEST BEHAVIOR.

BUT THERE ARE ALSO SOME HORROR STORIES AROUND PARTYING PARKING, UH, SOME CASES TOO ABREAST ON A STREET WHERE THE EMERGENCY VEHICLES CAN'T GET DOWN THERE.

PUBLIC URINATION, THREATENING NEIGHBORS.

IF THE OWNER IS NOT AVAILABLE, YOU HAVE A DIFFICULT TIME ENFORCING SOME OF THOSE 3, 1, 1 OR NUISANCE REQUEST.

WHAT THAT THEN RESULTS IN IS THE NEIGHBORS HAVING TO MANAGE THE BEHAVIOR OF THE GUESTS UNDER PERMITTING.

WE DO HAVE THIS CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT THAT THIS BODY IS RESPONSIBLE FOR, BUT WHAT WE REALLY DON'T FULLY UNDERSTAND OR FATHOM IS WHAT WOULD INFLUENCE THE COMMISSIONERS FROM THE NEIGHBORS TO DENY A PERMIT.

IN SOME CASES, THERE ARE HOSTS UP THERE THAT DON'T EVEN REGISTER THEIR, UH, B AIRBNBS.

AND SOME OF THEM WE'VE HEARD LATELY ARE RENTING THEM BY THE HOUR.

THAT'S ONE OF THE UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES OF SOME OF THE STUFF THAT'S HAPPENING.

ONE OF THE RULES, ONE OF THE QUESTIONS THAT'S GONNA BE ASKED IS SHOULD THESE RULES APPLY TO ALL MY QUESTION IS, IS WHY NOT? IF YOU'VE BEEN A GOOD STEWARD, THEN THE PROPERTY OWNER SHOULD HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO PROBLEMS. GARNERING A CONDITIONAL USE THE ARGUMENT ABOUT INVESTMENTS.

REMEMBER THAT THE NEIGHBORS ALSO HAVE INVESTED THEIR LIFE SAVINGS AND THIS MAY OR MAY NOT DEVALUE THEIR INVESTMENTS.

THAT'S ALL GENTLEMEN.

THANK YOU.

AND LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

NEXT, UH, ABRAHAM BANKS.

YES.

UH, NAME AND ADDRESS.

AND YOU HAVE THE FLOOR FOR THREE MINUTES.

UH, 11, 1 55 STANLEY AUBURN, BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA.

UH, THANK YOU GUYS FOR LETTING ME SPEAK.

I WAS, MY MAIN CONCERN WAS, UH, THE LITERATURE.

THERE'S NO LITERATURE THAT GIVES OUT THE STRUCTURE PLAN OF HOW THESE REGULATIONS AND POLICIES ARE GOING TO BE INSTITUTED.

AND I WOULD LIKE TO BE INFORMED ON, I MEAN, I UNDERSTAND, UH, IF THERE'S A NUISANCE AND THERE'S A COMPLAINT, IT NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED BY THE OWNER.

AND I DON'T KNOW IF THESE PERMITS WOULD SOLVE ALL OF THOSE PROBLEMS, BUT I, I JUST LIKE TO HAVE SOME LITERATURE ON THE STRUCTURE OF HOW THESE PERMITS ARE GOING TO FUNCTION.

HAVE, HAVE YOU LOOKED OVER THE ORDINANCE, SIR? YEAH.

YEAH, YEAH.

WE'RE YEAH, WE, WE'RE NOT GONNA, I CAN'T, I CAN'T, I CAN'T GET TO TELL YOU HOW, HOW THE ENFORCEMENT'S GOING TO GO, CUZ THAT'S NOT PART OF WHAT OUR BODY DOES.

MM-HMM SO YOU WOULD'VE TO TAKE THAT UP WITH, UH, UH, WITH PERMITS AND WITH THE PARISH ATTORNEY, THEY WILL STRUCTURE ALL OF THOSE REGULATIONS.

I'M SORRY.

THEY WILL BE THE ONES WHO STRUCTURE ALL THE REGULATIONS.

YES, SIR.

OKAY.

THANK YOU, SIR.

THANK YOU.

NEXT IS MJ MARKK AND I APOLOGIZE IF I MESSED UP THE NAME.

YOU HAVE THE FLOOR FOR THREE MINUTES.

IT'S MARY JANE, MARK INTEL.

OKAY.

WHEN I STARTED THIS, I LIVED IN SPANISH TOWN

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AND I WAS THE REPRESENTATIVE FOR SPANISH TOWN.

SPANISH TOWN HAS LONG SUPPORTED SHORT TERM RENTALS.

GOING BACK TO WAR TIMES WHEN RENTING ROOMS OR A GARAGE APARTMENT IN OWNER-OCCUPIED PROPERTIES TO VISITING SERVICE MEMBER FAMILIES, WHEN WHOLE HOUSE SHORT TERM RENTAL PROPERTIES STARTED SHOWING UP IN SPANISH TOWN, THE OLDEST NEIGHBORHOOD IN BATON ROUGE, IT CREATED A QUALITY OF LIFE ISSUE FOR THE RESIDENTS, WITH NOTHING ON THE BOOKS TO REGULATE THEIR OPERATIONS AND SOLVE THE PROBLEMS THAT WERE BEING CREATED BY THESE WHOLE HOUSE RENTALS.

AFTER THE ISSUE CAME TO PUBLIC LIGHT, IT APPEARS THAT SOME OF THE SAME ISSUES WERE ALL OVER BATON ROUGE.

YOU HEARD ED TALK ABOUT THOSE.

THAT IS WHAT STARTED THIS WORK.

SO WHEN THE WORK, UH, STARTED IN DRAWING UP THIS PROPOSED ORDINANCE, IT WAS ACTUALLY PERCEIVED THAT THIS WOULD BE ONE OF THE MOST CONTENTIOUS JOBS EVER, AND THAT THIS GROUP WOULD NEVER COME TO AN AGREEMENT ON ANYTHING.

THIS GROUP WAS CREATED BY THE METRO COUNCIL.

IT INCLUDED THE, UH, BATON ROUGE FEDERATION OF CIVIC ASSOCIATIONS REPRESENTING ALMOST A HUNDRED, UH, GROUPS OUT THERE.

IT ALSO INCLUDED SPANISH TOWN, AIRBNB REPRESENTATIVE, A SHORT TERM RENTAL PERSON, BED AND BREAKFAST OWNERS, THE REALTORS AND THE BATON ROUGE LODGING ASSOCIATION.

AND ALONG WITH THAT, WE HAD PEOPLE FROM THE CITY MUCH TO THE SURPRISE OF PEOPLE SITTING AT THAT TABLE.

SOMETHING THAT RARELY EVER HAPPENS IN THIS DAY AND AGE, THIS VERY DIVERSE, DIVERSE GROUP OF PEOPLE CAME TOGETHER IN AGREEMENT WITH A SINGLE PATH IN GOING FORWARD.

AND THAT IS THE PATH THAT IS NOW BEFORE YOU, WHILE THERE'S STILL SOME CONCERNS AND YOU'VE HEARD SOME PEOPLE BRING THAT UP.

THIS PROPOSAL IS A HUGE FIRST STEP IN MOVING FORWARD REGARDING RULES OF OPERATION FOR SHORT TERM RENTALS IN BATON ROUGE.

THIS UNANIMOUS CONSENT BY THIS WORKING GROUP SHOULD BE A HUGE FACTOR BY EACH OF YOU IN CONSIDERING ADOPTING THIS PROPOSED ORDINANCE.

PLEASE VOTE IN FAVOR OF THIS.

THANK YOU.

NEXT.

I HAVE A CARD IN FAVOR FOR BRIAN MARCY, IF I WOULD.

THAT SHOULD BE OPPOSED.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

DO YOU, DO YOU WISH, DO YOU WISH TO SPEAK? NO, NOT, NOT, NOT RIGHT NOW.

LET, LET ME GET ALL THE, UH, THE IN FAVORS AND THEN WE'LL, WE'LL MOVE TO THE OPPONENTS.

UH, ALSO IN SHORT TERM RENTALS, ALLISON REED.

OKAY.

THAT'S AN OPPOSED.

UM, WE HAVE A, AN IN FAVOR FROM WILK PRO.

YES.

I'M SORRY.

YOU ARE IN FAVOR, BUT DO NOT WISH TO SPEAK.

OKAY.

THAT'S FINE.

AND WE HAVE ONE MORE IN FAVOR.

UH, ALSO DO NOT WISH TO SPEAK PER GOMEZ.

NOW I'LL MOVE ON TO THOSE WHO ARE IN OPPOSITION AND WE'LL START WITH MR. WILLIAM BRYAN.

GOOD EVENING.

YOU HAVE THE FULL GOOD EVENING EVENING.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

MY NAME'S WILLIAM BRYAN, 47 44 JAMESTOWN.

MY, UH, OPPOSITION IS, UM, ESSENTIALLY, UH, COLLATERAL AND THAT, UM, THERE WAS A, UH, A REFERENCE IN THE PAPER YESTERDAY THAT THE, UM, THE SHORT TERM RENTALS MAY NOT BE GRANDFATHERED IN.

AND, UM, I HAVE A BIG, UM, UH, OPPOSITION TO, UM, DUE PROCESS AND LIBERTY RIGHTS FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE PREVIOUSLY INVESTED AND STARTED SOME SHORT-TERM RENTALS.

UH, AND I DON'T BELIEVE THAT THEY, UM, SHOULD HAVE THOSE, THOSE SHORT TERM RENTALS DEPRIVED.

AND, UM, ALSO TOO, UM, I THINK THAT, UH, THE REGULATIONS THAT ARE CURRENTLY, UH, UH, CHAPTER AND, UM, CHAPTER NINE, UH, ADDRESS REQUIRING THINGS TO, UM, UH, BE PERFORMED BEFORE THEY HAVE ANYTHING TAKEN AWAY FROM 'EM.

SO THEY HAVE, UM, THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR, LIKE YOU SAID, THE NEIGHBORS TO, TO, UM, UH, MAKE COMMENTS.

UM, A LOT OF THE SHORT TERM RENTALS ARE, UM, FROM WHAT MY CLIENTS TELL ME THE, UH, SHORT TERM RENTALS HELP A LOT OF THE LOCAL NEIGHBORHOODS BECAUSE MOST OF THE HOTELS ARE EITHER ON THE INTERSTATE OR DOWNTOWN.

A LOT OF THE SHORT TERM RENTALS,

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UM, ALLOW, UH, THEIR RESIDENTS TO THEIR, UH, GUESTS TO, UM, GO TO MID-CITY SOME OTHER AREAS WHERE THE HOTELS AREN'T, THE, THE GUESTS OF THE HOTELS DON'T GET TO CERTAIN AREAS OF BATON ROUGE.

SO, UM, THEY DO PERFORM A GOOD SERVICE TO THE CITY.

UM, A LOT OF 'EM, UH, ALREADY PAY THE 12% TAXES THEY HAVE ALL THE DOCUMENTATIONS, SO THEY WON'T HAVE ANY PROBLEMS AS FAR AS OBTAINING, UM, UH, ANY KIND OF, UM, UH, CERTIFICATIONS THAT MAY BE REQUIRED.

UM, ACCORDING TO THE, UH, RESIDENT, UH, UH, RESIDENTS OR THE NON-RESIDENT, UM, SHORT, UH, SHORT TERM RENTAL OWNERS.

SO, UM, I BELIEVE THAT, UM, UH, THERE JUST NEEDS TO BE A COUPLE OF, UH, CLARIFICATIONS JUST TO MAKE SURE THAT THESE, UH, UH, NEW REGULATIONS DON'T DEPRIVE EXISTING OWNERS OF, UH, OF, OF, UH, ANY, UH, ABILITY TO HAVE THE SHORT TERM RENTALS AS LONG AS THEY COMPLY WITH ALL THE RULES.

THANKS.

THANK YOU.

NEXT UP.

I HAVE, UM, MARIE CONSTANT GOOD EVENING WITH THE FLOOR THREE MINUTES.

HELLO, MARIE CONSTANTINE.

OH, CONSTANTINE.

THANK YOU.

I HAVE ISSUES SURROUNDING QUALITY OF LIFE FOR OLDER NEIGHBORHOODS, GATED COMMUNITIES, UM, HAVE BEEN ABLE TO PROTECT THEMSELVES.

AND THEN I WAS TALKING TO ED AND THIS COMMUNITY HAS BEEN ABLE TO DO A DEED AND CON PROTECT THEMSELVES.

SO THEY DON'T HAVE TO HAVE THESE BUT OLDER NEIGHBORHOODS.

WE'RE STUCK WITH THESE AND WHAT THEY WITH WHOLE HOUSE, WHAT WHOLE HOUSE IS THE MOST DESTRUCTIVE, BECAUSE IT'S SIMPLY A, A HOTEL COMING IN THE BACK DOOR WITHOUT A MANAGER.

SO I BECOME THE MANAGER.

AND SO I'M REALLY THE MANAGER FOR THE ONE DOWN THE STREET FOR WHEN THEY'RE URINATING AND THERE'S MAGGOTS IN THE GARBAGE AND THERE'S MOTORCYCLES ON THE LAWN.

AND I ASK 'EM TO PLEASE PUT 'EM ON THE STREET.

AND THEY PUT HIM ON THE SIDEWALK.

AND ONE GROUP TOLD US THEY WERE SWINGERS.

AND I THOUGHT, JESUS, IF YOU HAD KIDS AND YOU HAD ONE OF THESE NEXT DOOR TO YOU, WHAT WOULD YOU DO? AND THEN, YOU KNOW, PARKING ISSUE, IT JUST GOES ON AND ON.

SO IT'S REALLY WHETHER IT'S SUCCESSFUL OR NOT IS GONNA DEPEND ON THE THREE VIOLATIONS THAT THEY'RE ALLOWED.

IS THIS GONNA BE THINGS THAT NOBODY CAN PROVE? AND DO I REALLY WANNA SPEND MY LIFE TRYING TO CATCH SOMEBODY WITH THREE VIOLATIONS? IT'S JUST SORT OF A NIGHTMARE, BUT I THINK THERE'S SOMETHING THAT PEOPLE DON'T REALIZE ABOUT AIRBNB.

THERE'S A THING CALLED AIR DNA.

AND IF YOU'RE AN INVESTOR IN ANOTHER STATE, YOU CAN LOG ON TO AIR DNA AND IT, ONCE YOU PASS THESE REGULATIONS, WHATEVER YOU DECIDE, UM, THEY WILL BE POSTED ON THERE.

AND YOU'LL BE GIVEN A RATING AS A GOOD OR A BAD CITY TO DO, TO BUY A, UM, A HOUSE TO TURN, TO FLIP INTO A, UM, WHOLE HOUSE.

AND SO YOU'LL HAVE INVESTORS POINTED TO ACTUAL STREETS AND ADDRESSES OF HOUSES THAT ARE FOR SALE.

THAT BASED ON THE RATING THAT THEY GAVE.

SO IF, IF YOU'RE, IF YOU'RE REAL LOOSE WITH YOUR REGULATIONS AND PEOPLE CAN CRAM A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THERE AND NOT GET CAUGHT, OR THEY CAN DO ALL KIND OF THINGS, YOUR RATING'S GONNA BE REALLY HIGH AND YOU'LL HAVE MORE PEOPLE INVESTING AND BUYING MORE AND MORE OF THESE HOUSES.

AND SO ALL THIS IS DOING IS IT'S DEGRADING OUR COLLECTIVE QUALITY OF LIFE AND OUR COLLECTIVE NET WORTH OF A AS A CITY.

AND WE'RE ALREADY STRUGGLING WITH QUALITY OF LIFE IN THE NEIGHBORHOODS.

WE LISTENED TO THIS AT THE METRO COUNCIL MEETING LAST WEEK, UM, DEVASTATING, YOU KNOW, UM, GUN SHOOTING THAT SHOULDN'T HAVE BEEN NECESSARY WITH SOME PRECAUTIONS, 30 SECONDS.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

SO I'M AGAINST THIS IN THE SENSE THAT THESE THREE VIOLATIONS ARE CRITICAL.

IF YOU MAKE IT EASY FOR THEM TO DO THESE AND GET AWAY WITH IT, YOU KNOW, WE'RE JUST GONNA HAVE A NIGHTMARE IN OUR NEIGHBORHOODS AND ALL OF US ARE GONNA BE LOOKING TO MOVE TO A GATED COMMUNITY OR ONE WITH DEEDS.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

NEXT.

I HAVE A CARD FOR COREY HOWARD.

OKAY.

DO YOU WISH, OH, I'M SORRY.

YOU DO NOT WISH TO SPEAK MY APOLOGIES.

UM, THE CARDS FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT WISH TO SPEAK MY APOLOGIES, JOSEPH BAPTIST.

SO OPPOSITION DOES NOT WISH TO SPEAK MCKAYLA COVINGTON, BRIAN MA.

OH, DO YOU WISH TO SPEAK? I WILL.

YEAH.

IT'S FINE.

GO AHEAD, BRIAN.

MACKEY FIVE, NINE EUROPE STREET, BATTER ROUGE.

OH, I'M SORRY.

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YEAH, IT'S OKAY.

I HAVE TERRIBLE HANDWRITING.

I, I WASN'T PLANNING ON SPEAKING ANYWAY, BUT, UH, I'M AN AIRBNB HOST.

I HAVE BEEN FOR FIVE YEARS, I'VE HOSTED OVER A THOUSAND GUESTS.

OH.

UM, NO ISSUES.

IF THERE EVER WAS ANY ISSUE TO SEEM TO PRESENT ITSELF, WE'RE ABLE TO NIP IT IN THE BUTT.

UH, WE HAVE THREE OR FOUR AIRBNBS.

SO THIS, UH, THIS TYPE OF REGULATION WOULD DEFINITELY, DEFINITELY HURT US, OUR FAMILY, ET CETERA.

UM, A LOT OF FOLKS HAVE SPOKEN ABOUT SWINGERS AND DIFFERENT THINGS.

I MEAN, THESE, THESE, THESE TYPES OF ACTIVITIES AND, AND, YOU KNOW, MOTORCYCLES PARKED ON LAWNS AND THEY HAPPEN IN EVERY, EVERY, UM, NOOK AND CRANNY OF, OF BATON ROUGE IN EVERY LARGE CITY IS JUST GONNA HAPPEN.

YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOUR NEIGHBOR'S GONNA BE DOING, ET CETERA.

UM, I FEEL THAT AIRBNBS AND V R B O SHORT TERM RENTAL, TRAVELING NURSES, ALL THE DIFFERENT OPPORTUNITIES THAT ARE PROVIDED FOR FOLKS LIKE MYSELF, HELP THE CITY THAT BRING MONEY TO THE CITY THAT THEY PROVIDE US MONEY TO THEN REINVEST INTO THE CITY.

I MEAN ABOUT THREE OR FOUR HOUSES AND PUT MONEY INTO THOSE AND NOT TO FLIP THEM OR TURN THEM FOR A PROFIT AND THEN LEAVE.

WE'RE INVESTING IN THE CITY BECAUSE WE ACTUALLY BELIEVE IN THIS CITY, UM, I'M FROM TEXAS, WHERE IN TEXAS THINGS GET DONE A LOT QUICKER, AND THIS ISN'T A KNOCK ON BATON ROUGE IN LOUISIANA, BUT IT'S, IT'S NICE TO SEE THAT SOMETHING LIKE AIRBNB CAN BRING A, UM, UM, YOU KNOW, THAT QUICK TURNAROUND, THAT EXCITING FEEL, YOU KNOW, BRINGING PEOPLE TO MID-CITY BRINGING PEOPLE TO DIFFERENT BARS AND RESTAURANTS.

AND SO THAT'S ALL I HAVE TO SAY.

THE, THE HORROR STORIES THAT YOU'RE GONNA HEAR ON THE NEWS AND STUFF LIKE THAT, THEY DON'T HAPPEN.

THERE'S GONNA BE SOME IRRESPONSIBLE HOST HOSTS, OF COURSE.

UM, BUT FOR THE MOST PART, UM, EVEN THOSE WITH, WITH LARGE QUANTITIES OF AIRBNBS ARE VERY, VERY RESPONSIBLE AND THEY TAKE THIS VERY SERIOUSLY AND THEY UNDERSTAND THE IMPACT THAT THEY HAVE ON THE COMMUNITY.

SO THAT'S ALL I HAVE.

THANK YOU.

WE HAVE ONE MORE CARD IN OPPOSITION DOES NOT WISH TO SPEAK ALLISON REED.

IS THERE ANYONE ELSE WHO WISHES TO SPEAK ON THIS, ON THIS SUBJECT? YOU CAN COME UP, COME, COME FORWARD, PLEASE.

AND YOU HAVE THREE MINUTES.

YOU CAN.

HI, MY NAME IS ERICA GOMEZ.

I RESIDE OR I I'M ACTUALLY AN AIRBNB HOST IN CAPITAL HEIGHTS.

MY STORY IS A BIT DIFFERENT FROM MOST.

UM, I BOUGHT MY HOUSE WITH MY, I GUESS, FORMER PERSON WHO I WAS WITH.

AND WHEN WE SPLIT, UM, I WAS KIND OF FACED WITH THE OPTION OF EITHER SELLING THE HOUSE OR FIGURING SOMETHING ELSE OUT.

ONE OF THE IDEAS THAT I HAD WAS TO TURN MY HOUSE INTO AN AIRBNB WHILE LIVING THERE, I ESSENTIALLY WOULD RENT OUT THE ENTIRE HOUSE AND GO CAMPING ON WEEKENDS AND WAS ABLE TO SAVE UP ENOUGH MONEY TO BUY, UM, A CONDOMINIUM IN THE GARDEN DISTRICT AFTER ONE YEAR.

AND SO I WOULD SAY THAT WHILE THERE ARE MANY INSTANCES OF LIKE WHAT THE PREVIOUS PERSON WAS TALKING ABOUT, YOU KNOW, YOU'VE, YOU'RE GONNA HAVE TENANTS AND NEIGHBORS LIVING THERE A LOT LONGER THAN ONE WEEKEND THAT PEOPLE AREN'T GONNA WANNA BE AROUND.

AND I MEAN, I THINK FROM THE VAST MAJORITY OF INSTANCES, WE HAVE A WONDERFUL POLICE FORCE, AND I KNOW THAT THEY DO WHAT THEY NEED TO DO TO KEEP THIS CITY SAFE.

AND I DON'T NECESSARILY THINK THAT IT'S WORTH TAKING AWAY THAT OPPORTUNITY FOR CERTAIN PEOPLE WHO MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO EVEN CONSIDER THE IDEA OF INVESTING IN REAL ESTATE AFTER SUCH A HARD TIME.

SO I'LL SAY THAT AT LEAST FROM MY PERSPECTIVE, I THINK IT'S SOMETHING TO BE CONSIDERED ON BOTH SIDES, BUT I DO OPPOSE AND I DON'T HAVE A CARD.

SO IF, I DON'T KNOW IF I NEED TO GO BACK AND FIND ONE.

OKAY.

ONCE AGAIN, IT'S ERICA GOMEZ.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANK YOU.

IS THERE ANYONE ELSE WHO WISHES TO SPEAK EITHER, EITHER IN SUPPORT OR IN OPPOSITION TO THIS? YES.

MA'AM YOU COME FORWARD? I'M SORRY.

I DIDN'T FILL OUT A CARD.

I'M JANICE DELANO, UH, WITH THE STOCKADE BED AND BREAKFAST AT 88 60 HIGHLAND ROAD.

I MEAN, THESE, UM, REGULATIONS ARE SIMPLY BEING PUT IN PLACE TO KEEP EVERYBODY HONEST.

I MEAN, I'VE BEEN RUNNING A, B, B FOR 28 YEARS AND WE HAVE REGULATIONS.

SO IT ISN'T TO PEOPLE FROM HAVING AN AIRBNB IT'S TO KEEP PEOPLE FOLLOWING RULES, AND WE JUST WANNA LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD.

SO I APPLAUD AND WISH EVERYBODY THE BEST WITH AIRBNB.

WE'D JUST LIKE YOU TO FOLLOW THE SAME RULES THAT THE REST OF US DO.

THANK, THANK YOU.

UH, AT THIS TIME, I'LL GO AHEAD AND CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING AND, UH, INVITE COMMENTS, UH, OR MOTIONS FROM THE, UH, COMMISSION COMMISSIONERS,

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COMMISSIONER ADDISON.

THANK YOU, MR. MR. CHAIR.

I, I HEARD ONE OF THESE SPEAKERS WHO CAME UP VERY EARLY IN THE COMMENTS AND MENTION THE IDEA THAT WE HAVE A IN THE ORDINANCE OR IN THE PROPOSED ORDINANCE THAT WE HAVE THE SHORT TERM OWNER, OCCUPIED RENTALS, UM, BEING IMPLEMENTED AND EXECUTED A DIFFERENT RATE OF TIME THAN THE, UM, NONE ON OCCUPIED.

I DID READ OVER THE, OVER THE PROPOSED ORDINANCE.

AND, UM, THAT WAS ONE THING I'VE HEARD A LOT OF CONCERN ABOUT THAT BOTH PROBABLY NEED TO BE IMPLEMENTED AT THE SAME TIME.

UM, AND I LIKE TO MAKE AN MOTION TO APPROVE THE ITEM WITH THE AMENDMENT THAT WE ACT ACTUALLY IMPLEMENT THE SHORT TERM RENTAL OPERATING PRIOR TO THE ADOPTION OF THIS REGULATION.

UM, PROVIDE AN EVIDENCE OF DEMONSTRATING, OPERATING WITH SATISFACTORY TO THE PLANNING DIRECTOR AND EVIDENCE THAT WITH THE PARISH ATTORNEY THAT THEY FOLLOW THE SAME STIPULATIONS THAT ARE LISTED IN THIS UNDER THE OWNER OCCUPIED, UM, PROVISION OF THE, OF THE ORDINANCE.

SO THEY BOTH WOULD BE IMPLEMENTED AT THE SAME TIME, IS WHAT I'M ASKING THAT WE WOULD BOTH HAD THE NON OCCUPIED OWNERS AS WELL AS THE OWNER OCCUPIES BE IMPLEMENTED AT THE SAME TIME.

AND THEN I WOULD, WITH THAT, I'D MAKE THAT AMENDMENT AND APPROVE THE ITEM.

THERE IS A, A MOTION ON THE FLOOR IN AN AMENDMENT.

DO I HAVE A SECOND COMMISSIONER LANDER? ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? SECOND WE HAD, WE HAD A SECOND FROM COMMISSIONER LANDER, SECOND, UM, COMMISSIONER BANKS SECOND.

OH, OKAY.

IF HE WAS ANY FURTHER OB, UH, CONFERENCE, UH, ANY FURTHER COMMENTS SEEING NONE THAT MOTION CARRIES MR.

[12. Case 56-22 930 South Eugene Street et To rezone from Single Family Residential (A2) to Single Family Residential (A2.7) on property located on the west side of South Eugene Street, north of Myrtle Avenue, on property now or formerly known as Lot A of the Lessman Tract. Section 74, T7S, R1W, GLD, EBRP, LA (Council District 7 - Cole) PLANNING STAFF FINDINGS: Staff certifies that the proposed request meets the criteria for a change of zoning, being consistent with the Comprehensive Plan, compatible with surrounding uses, and conforming to the Unified Development Code]

VICE CHAIRMAN, WE CAN NOW MOVE ON TO ITEM 12 CASE 56, 22 CASE 56, 22, 9 30 SOUTH EUGENE STREET.

IT'S 56 DASH 22, 9 30 SOUTH EUGENE STREET.

THE PROPERTY IS LOCATED WEST SIDE OF SOUTH EUGENE STREET, NORTH OF MYRTLE AVENUE, COUNCIL DISTRICT SEVEN CODE THE APPLICANT IS HANNAH GAGNER.

THE APPLICANT IS REQUESTING TO REZONE FROM SINGLE FAMILY, RESIDENTIAL, A TWO TO SINGLE FAMILY, RESIDENTIAL, A 2.7 PROPOSED USE SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL.

THE FUTURE B ARLE DESIGNATION IS RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD CASE 59 DASH 22 2 2 0 7 NORTH FOSTER STAFF CERTIFIES THAT THE PRO PROPOSED REQUEST MEETS THE CRITERIA FOR CHANGE OF ZONING, BEING CONSISTENT WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN COMPATIBLE WITH SURROUNDING USES AND CONFORMING TO UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT CODE REQUIREMENTS.

THANK YOU.

AT THIS TIME, I'LL OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING AND ASK FOR THE APPLICANT TO COME FORWARD FOR A PERIOD OF NOT TO EXCEED 15 MINUTES.

HELLO, MY NAME IS HANNAH GNAR.

I'M A REALTOR WITH TRUSTEE PROPERTIES AND I'M THE REPRESENTATIVE FOR THIS MOTION.

WE ARE JUST LOOKING TO ZONE IT FROM A TWO SINGLE FAMILY TO A 2.7, ALSO A SINGLE FAMILY, DETACHED RESIDENTIAL, MEANING THERE IS NO TOWNHOUSES OR CONDOMINIUMS BEING BUILT.

IT IS SIMPLY TO TAKE THE LOTS FROM ONE TO THREE TO GIVE THREE FAMILIES THE CHANCE TO BUILD THEIR DREAM HOME IN A LOVELY NEIGHBORHOOD.

THAT'S IT.

THANK YOU.

WE HAVE A CARD IN FAVOR, HANNAH ARD.

OKAY.

AND, UH, WE HAVE A CARD IN OPPOSITION WHO WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK DANIEL DA DEJO.

DEHA OKAY.

I'M ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE WITH NAMES.

SORRY.

NO WORRIES.

DANIEL DEON 8 97 SOUTH EUGENE STREET.

UM, COME TO VOICE MY OPPOSITION.

I'VE SPOKEN TO A FEW OF MY NEIGHBORS IN THE AREA THAT WEREN'T ALSO, WEREN'T ABLE TO MAKE IT THIS EVENING.

AND THEY'RE ALSO, UH, OPPOSED TO THIS, UH, REZONING.

UM, IT JUST ALLOWS FOR A TIGHTER DENSITY ON THIS PROPERTY THAN EVERYWHERE ELSE AROUND IT.

UM, THERE ARE NO OTHER, A TWO ZONINGS THAT I WAS ABLE TO FIND ON THE PARISHES DS MAPS WITHIN A ONE MILE RADIUS.

SO THIS IS A TIGHTER DENSITY THAN WHAT THE REST OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD IS.

IT'S

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NOT IN, UH, YOU KNOW, IT SAYS IT'S IN CONSISTENCY WITH THE SURROUNDING AREA, JUST IN THE FACT THAT IT'S RESIDENTIAL, THE SIZE OF THE LOTS THAT IT ALLOWS FOR UNDER THIS ZONING IS NOT THE SAME AS WHAT THE REST OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD IS, WHICH IS A TWO ZONING, UM, OR A ONE ZONING.

UM, THAT'S ALL I'VE GOT.

AND, YOU KNOW, THEY, SHE SAID TO GIVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO, FOR A THREE FAMILIES TO COME IN TO BUILD THEIR DREAM HOMES.

UM, I DON'T KNOW IF ANY OF YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH MIDCITY, BUT IN ALL LIKELIHOOD, ALL THE OTHER DEVELOPMENTS THAT ARE HAPPENING AROUND THE AREA ARE DEVELOPERS COMING IN, BUYING THREE PROPERTIES, TWO OR THREE PROPERTIES NEXT TO ONE ANOTHER AND BUILDING COPIES OF THE SAME HOUSE SIDE BY SIDE.

UM, IT KIND OF GOES AGAINST THE NATURE OF, AND THE UNIQUENESS OF MID-CITY.

AND, UM, I ASK THAT YOU GUYS KEEP IT ZONED AS IS, AND IT HAS, IT HAS, AND HOW IT HAS BEEN IN, IN UP UNTIL THIS POINT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

WE HAVE NO OTHER CARDS, SO I WILL CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING AND, UH, INVITE COMMENTS, PROMOTIONS FROM THE COMMISSIONERS.

AM I, AM I SEEING THIS CORRECTLY? THAT THE SURROUNDING ZONING THERE IS A TWO IN THE IMMEDIATE AREA CAN, WHEN Y'ALL CONFIRM THAT IS THAT THAT'S CORRECT.

THERE, THERE IS A TWO IN THIS IMMEDIATE AREA.

OKAY.

YEAH.

A 2.7 IS THE REQUEST.

IT'S A SIMILAR SINGLE FAMILY ZONING DISTRICT, SLIGHTLY SMALLER LOTS.

UH, IT WOULD ALLOW 50 FOOT FRONTAGE, 6,000 SQUARE FOOT, LOTS, WHICH IS, IS CONSISTENT WITH THE LOT SIZE AND IMMEDIATE AREA.

MM-HMM UM, IF THIS WERE TO BE APPROVED, THEY COULD POTENTIALLY GET THREE LOTS, NO MORE THAN THAT COMMISSIONER OUTERSON YES, I, THERE, THERE ARE.

I MEAN, I HEARD THE GENTLEMAN SAY THERE ARE NO A TWOS, BUT THEY'RE ALL A TWOS.

MOST OF 'EM ARE A TWOS THAT ARE RIGHT.

NO, NO.

EIGHT, SEVEN.

UM, NO, THERE'S NOT A 27, BUT IT'S IN THAT SAME CATEGORY.

WELL, WELL, OKAY.

I'D LIKE TO MAKE MOTION APPROVE SECOND.

THERE'S A MOTION ON THE FLOOR TO APPROVE BY COMMISSIONER ADDISON.

SECOND BY COMMISSIONER HILL.

DO WE HAVE ANY OBJECTION TO THAT MOTION? THAT MOTION CARRIES.

NOW MOVE ON

[13. Case 59-22 2207 North Foster Drive To rezone from Light Commercial (C1) to Commercial Alcoholic Beverage (bar and lounge)(C-AB-2) on property located northwest of the intersection of North Foster Drive and Madison Avenue, on a portion of property now or formerly known as Lot 5 of East Fairfields Subdivision, Square 2. Section 75, T7S, R1E, GLD, EBRP, LA (Council District 7 - Cole) PLANNING STAFF FINDINGS: Staff certifies that the proposed request meets the criteria for a change of zoning, being consistent with the Comprehensive Plan, compatible with surrounding uses, and conforming to the Unified Development Code requirements]

TO ITEM 13 CASE 59, 22 CASE 59, 22 22 0 7 NORTH FOSTER DRIVE CASE 59 DASH 22 22 0 7 NORTH FOSTER DRIVE.

THE PROPERTY IS LOCATED AT THE NORTHWEST INTERSECTION OF NORTH FOSTER DRIVE IN MADISON AVENUE, COUNCIL DISTRICT SEVEN, COLE.

THE APPLICANT IS MARCUS ANDREW.

THE APPLICANT IS REQUESTING TO REZONE FROM LIGHT COMMERCIAL C1 TO COMMERCIAL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE BAR AND LOUNGE C AAB TWO POST USE BAR.

THE FUTURE BR LE DESIGNATION IS MIXED USE CASE 59 DASH 22 22 0 7 NORTH FOSTER DRIVE STAFF CERTIFIES THAT THE PROPOSED REQUEST MEETS THE CRITERIA FOR CHANGE OF ZONING, BEING CONSISTENT WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN COMPATIBLE WITH SURROUNDING USES AND CONFORMING TO UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT CODE REQUIREMENTS.

THE PLANNING COMMISSION OFFICE HAS RECEIVED ONE MESSAGE AND OPPOSITION TO THIS ITEM.

THANK YOU, MR. DIRECTOR, AT THIS TIME, I'LL OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING AND ASK FOR THE APPLICANT TO COME FORWARD FOR A PERIOD OF NOT TO EXCEED 15 MINUTES IS THE APPLICANT PRESENT? WE HAVE ONE SPEAKER CARD AND OPPOSITION, UH, PATRICE THOMAS COME FORWARD.

GOOD EVENING.

MA'AM YOU HAVE THE FLOOR FOR THREE MINUTES.

GOOD EVENING COMMISSIONERS.

MY NAME IS PATRICE THOMAS AND I OWN PROPERTY AT 48 36 MADISON AVENUE.

AND I AM SPEAKING IN OPPOSITION TO THIS REZONING.

I'M NOT GONNA BELONG ON BE BRIEF.

UM, SIMPLY THAT AREA JUST HAS TOO MANY BUSINESSES SELLING ALCOHOL WITHIN A HALF A MILE RADIUS, NOT ONE MILE, NOT TWO BUT HALF A MILE.

THEY HAVE EIGHT BUSINESSES THAT SELL ALCOHOL.

THERE'S ALREADY THREE EXISTING BUSINESSES.

I DO BELIEVE THAT'S ALREADY ZONED AS A BAR AND LOUNGE.

AND ONE IS LITERALLY LESS THAN WHAT 200 YARDS NEXT TO THIS FACILITY.

UM, ALSO THERE'S NO PARKING.

THE FACILITY ALREADY

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IS OPERATING I GUESS, BUT NOT SERVING ALCOHOL.

AND THEY'RE JUST BLOCKING THE STREETS BLOCKING MADISON AVENUE.

UM, LATE AT NIGHT, PEOPLE RUN UP AND DOWN THE ROAD AT HIGH SPEEDS IS UNSAFE.

UM, THERE WAS ILLEGAL GAMBLING ACTIVITY AT THE, AT THE FACILITY.

BANNERS POLICE DEPARTMENT ACTUALLY CAME BACK IN 2020 TO DO A BUS ON THE FACILITY.

AND LASTLY, THIS, UM, REQUEST WAS CAME BEFORE YOU IN 2020, AND IT WAS DENIED AND IT HASN'T IMPROVED AND REZONING WON'T IMPROVE THE COMMUNITY.

SO IRIS REQUEST THAT YOU OPPOSE THIS MOTION.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

AND SINCE THE APPLICANT IS NOT HERE, I'LL CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING AND INVITE COMMENTS FROM THE, UH, COMMISSIONERS OR MOTIONS.

SECOND.

SO MOTION TO DENY BY COMMISSIONER BANKS.

SECOND BY, UH, COMMISSIONER SCRS.

IS THERE ANY OPPOSITION TO THAT MOTION SEEING NONE? THE MOTION TO DENY CARRIES YOU

[16. Case 63-22 15959 Hewwood AvenueTo rezone from Rural and Commercial Alcoholic Beverage (restaurant)(C-AB-1) to Light Commercial One (LC1) on property located on the north side of Hewwood Avenue, west of O’Neal Lane, on property now or formerly known as Lot A-1 of Wedgewood, Seventh Filing. Section 47, T7S, R2E, GLD, EBRP, LA (Council District 8 -Amoroso) PLANNING STAFF FINDINGS: Staff certifies that the proposed request meets the criteria for a change of zoning, being consistent with the Comprehensive Plan, compatible with surrounding uses, and conforming to the Unified Development Code requirements]

NOW MOVE TO ITEM 16, CASE 63, 22 CASE 63 22, 1 59 59 KEYWOOD AVENUE, K 63, 22 59 59 HAYWOOD AVENUE.

THE PROPERTY IS LOCATED NORTH SIDE OF HAYWOOD AVENUE, WEST OF O'NEIL LANE COUNCIL DISTRICT EIGHT, A OMAROSA.

THE APPLICANTS ARE Z LOU AND TONG.

HON, THE APPLICANTS ARE REQUESTING TO REZONE FROM RURAL AND COMMERCIAL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE RESTAURANT C AAB, ONE TO LIGHT COMMERCIAL, ONE LC, ONE PROPOSED USE PERSONAL SERVICE ESTABLISHMENT.

THE FUTURE BUREAU LINEAGE DESIGNATION IS COMMERCIAL K 63 DASH 22, 1 59 59 HAYWOOD AVENUE STAFF CERTIFIES.

THE PROPOSED REQUEST MEETS THE CRITERIA FOR CHANGE OF ZONING, BEING CONSISTENT WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN COMPATIBLE WITH SURROUNDING USES AND CONFORMING TO UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT CODE REQUIREMENTS.

PLANET COMMISSION OFFICE HAS RECEIVED ONE MESSAGE OF OPPOSITION IN THIS CASE.

THANK YOU.

I'D LIKE TO OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING AND CALL THE, UH, APPLICANT FORWARD.

IT'S THE APPLICANT PRESENT.

ARE, ARE YOU THE APPLICANT? YOU HAVE 15 MINUTES.

OKAY.

DON'T WANNA SPEAK.

OKAY.

NOT A PROBLEM IS OKAY.

ARE, ARE YOU ELVIN DOE UH, ARE YOU ELVIN DOE.

OKAY, SO WE HAVE YOU ON RECORD AS, UH, IN SUPPORT, BUT DO NOT WISH TO SPEAK.

THANK YOU.

UM, DO YOU HAVE ANY CARDS IN, WE HAVE NO ADDITIONAL SPEAKER CARDS FOR THIS ITEM.

ALL RIGHT, THEN I'LL CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING AND, UH, ASK FOR COMMENTS OR MOTIONS FROM THE, UH, COMMISSION.

JUST QUESTION FROM THE ON BEHALF OF THE, I DO HAVE QUESTIONS.

IF YOU DON'T MIND, WHAT KIND OF BUSINESS IS IT? UH, IT'S A MASSAGE BUSINESS MASSAGE.

YES MA'AM.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

PROBLEM HEARINGS CLOSED.

DO WE HAVE ANY, UH, FURTHER MOTIONS OR COMMENTS? I MOVE TO DENY WE HAVE A MOVE.

WE HAVE A MOTION TO DENY FROM COMMISSIONER HILL.

DO WE HAVE A SECOND TO THAT? A SECOND FROM COMMISSIONER BANKS, ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION, ANY OPPOSITION TO THE MOTION TO DENY, SEEING NONE THAT MOTION IS ACCEPTED AND THIS IS DENIED YOU NOW MOVE TO ITEM

[18. PUD-14-06 Mickens Road, Concept Plan Revision 3 Proposed revision to reallocate Phase IV commercial area into high density residential use on property located on the south side of Mickens Road, west of Joor road, on Tract A-1-A-1-C-1 and A-1-A-1-C-3 of the Nell P. Stipe Tract. Section 44, T6S, R1E, GLD, EBRP, LA (Council District 5 - Hurst) PLANNING STAFF FINDINGS: Staff certifies that the proposed request meets the minimum criteria of the Planned Unit Development, being consistent with the Comprehensive Plan, compatible with surrounding uses, and conforming to Unified Development Code requirements]

18, PUT 14 0 6, PUT 14 0 6 S ROAD CONCEPT PLAN REVISION THREE, PUT DASH FIVE DASH PUT 14 DASH ZERO SIX S ROAD CONCEPT PLAN REVISION THREE.

THE PROPERTY IS LOCATED SOUTH SIDE OF S ROAD WEST OF JEWEL ROAD, COUNCIL DISTRICT FIVE HURST.

THE APPLICANT IS CHAD STEVENS.

THE APPLICANT IS PROPOSING TO ADD 350 HIGH DENSITY RESIDENTIAL UNITS IN REDUCED COMMERCIAL AREA.

THE FUTURE B LANE DESIGNATIONS

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ARE COMPACT NEIGHBORHOOD RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD AND NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER PUT 14 DASH ZERO SIX MICS ROAD CONCEPT PLAN REVISION, THREE STAFF CERTIFIES THAT THE PROPOSED REQUEST MEETS THE MINIMUM CRITERIA OF THE PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT.

BEING CONSISTENT WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN COMPATIBLE WITH SURROUNDING USES AND CONFORMING TO UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT CODE REQUIREMENTS.

WE'VE RECEIVED ONE MESSAGE OF OPPOSITION.

THIS ITEM IT'S A, THIS TIME WE'LL OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING AND CALL THE APPLICANT FORWARD FOR A PERIOD OF 15 MINUTES.

UH, MICKEY ROBERTSON, MR. ENGINEERING AND SURVEYING.

WE'VE BEEN SPEAKING WITH COUNCILMAN HURST AND MR. HAW WITH THE GLEN OAKS HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS.

AND WE WOULD LIKE TO RESPECTFULLY REQUEST A 90 DAY DEFERRAL SO THAT WE CAN HAVE A COMMUNITY MEETING TO A FURTHER DISCUSS THE PLANS FOR THE PROJECT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

UH, AT THIS TIME I'D LIKE TO RECOGNIZE, UH, COUNCILMAN HURST.

ALL RIGHT.

UM, THANK YOU ALL FOR ALLOWING ME TO SPEAK AGAIN.

SO THIS, WHEN WE TALK ABOUT, UH, MASTER PLANS AND WHAT A COMMUNITY LOOKS LIKE, WE WANNA MAKE SURE WE HAVE THE TYPE OF, OF DEVELOPMENT THAT ADDS VALUE AND DOESN'T TAKE VALUE AWAY.

WHAT I MEAN IS EVERY ROOFTOP IS NOT A GOOD ROOFTOP.

UM, WE WANNA MAKE SURE THAT WE INCREASE THE MEDIAN INCOMES IN NORTH BATON ROUGE.

AND, UM, THE WAY THAT IT'S CURRENTLY DESIGNED DOES NOT MEET THE CRITERIA THAT I BELIEVE IS AN EFFECTIVE DEVELOPMENT, NOR THAT, UM, THE GLEN OAKS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION THINKS IS A, IS AN EFFECTIVE DEVELOPMENT TO, TO BRING VALUE TO THAT COMMUNITY.

SO I, I DEFINITELY HONOR THE 90 DAYS, UM, AT THIS POINT WE WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY MULTI-FAMILY IN THAT LOCATION.

IT'LL HAVE TO BE SINGLE FAMILY, UM, UH, RESIDENTS, UH, UH, SO PROBABLY GOING BACK FOR REZONING, UH, TO, TO CHANGE THE, THE TY OF ZONING MORE SO THAN, UM, THE DESIGN, WHICH IS WHAT WE'VE BEEN BROUGHT IS SUPER.

I DON'T WANT, I DON'T GET THE NUMBERS, BUT WE'VE LO THEY THEY'VE LOWERED THE NUMBER OF, UH, UNITS, BUT THAT STILL DOESN'T MEET THE REQUIREMENTS FOR ME TO BE APPROVED FOR ME TO APPROVE IT, NOR FOR THE, UH, NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION TO SEE THE VALUE THAT IT'S GONNA ADD TO THE COMMUNITY.

SO I, AT THIS POINT, I'M IN OPPOSITION, BUT I WILL GRANT THE 90 DAYS SO THAT HE CAN COME BACK AND, AND REVISE HIS PLAN.

THANK YOU.

SORRY.

THANK YOU, COUNCILMAN.

DO WE HAVE ANY OTHER SPEAKERS ON, WE HAVE A SPEAKER COME ON.

YES, YOU HAVE, YOU HAVE THREE, YOU HAVE THREE MINUTES.

OH, I'LL STATE NAME AND ADDRESS PLEASE, SIR.

UH, CHRISTOPHER ARD, 60 40, ER, DRIVES PLACE AS I COME OUT AS A HOMEOWNER AND AS THE PRESIDENT OF THE GLEN OAKS AREA NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION, UM, I DON'T MEAN TO TAKE UP TOO MUCH TIME, BUT I WANTED TO SPEAK MORE TO THE COMMUNITY INTEGRITY LIKE DAR COUNCILMAN HURST SAID, IT'S LIKE, WE ARE PROUD COMMUNITY.

WE'RE WORKING SAY, WELL, MIDDLE CLASS WORKING CLASS HOMEOWNERS, GENERATIONAL HOMEOWNERS.

UH, MATTER OF FACT, THE, THE HOME THAT I'M LIVING IN NOW, I'VE BEEN IN SINCE 1979.

MY PARENTS, THAT WAS MY PARENTS' FIRST HOME.

THEN I ENDED UP MOVING BACK, NEVER LEFT.

AND THE THING ABOUT IT IS MOST OF MY NEIGHBORS HAVE BEEN THERE SINCE 79, SINCE 81, SINCE 82, SINCE THE PLAN, UM, EXTENSION OFMS PLACE AND WHAT WE WANT TO DO AND WHAT I TRY TO, UH, CONVEY TO COUNCILMAN HURST AS WELL AS FROM THE NEIGHBORS ITSELF IS LIKE, WE WANT TO MAINTAIN THE COMMUNITY INTEGRITY.

WE WANT OUR PROPERTY VALUES TO GO UP AS OPPOSED TO GO DOWN, DEPENDING ON THE, UH, DEPENDING ON HOW THIS DEVELOPMENT IS, IS PROCEEDED.

SO IF ANYTHING, WE'LL LIKE THIS COMMISSION TO CAREFULLY LOOK AT THESE PLANS BEFORE APPROVING ANYTHING, UM, BEFORE ANYTHING.

AND I APPLAUD THE ENGINEERING GROUP.

I UNDERSTAND, AS I UNDERSTAND FROM AN ENGINEERING STANDPOINT, THAT IT'S ABOUT MAKING MONEY AND YOU HAVE TO, YOU, YOU MAKE WHAT YOU MAY DO, WHAT YOU HAVE.

SO IN LIEU OF THE MEETING THAT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE IN THE NEXT 90 DAYS, I HOPE WE CAN COME TO CONSENSUS, UM, TO FIND OUT WHAT'S BEST NEED FOR THE COMMUNITY ITSELF, AS OPPOSED TO JUST BUILDING IT.

AND HOPEFULLY THEY WILL COME.

UH, THANK YOU.

I APPRECIATE THE TIME.

THANK YOU.

AT THIS TIME.

I'LL CLOSE THE PUBLIC HERE OR NO, I WON'T CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING.

I'LL INVITE THE APPLICANT BACK, UH, FOR REBUTTAL.

OKAY.

WAS MR. CHAIRMAN? DIDN'T THE APPLICANT FOR 90 TO DEFER? YEAH.

WHY ARE WE DEBATING IT? IF HE'S FOR 90 DEFER? WHY DON'T WE JUST MOVE ON TO DEFER AND THEN LET HIM TALK ABOUT IT NEXT MEETING.

WELL, I, I WANTED TO GET HIM HIS COMMENT IF HE HAD ANYTHING TO SAY