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GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE.

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UH, WANNA THANK YOU ALL FOR JOINING US FOR TONIGHT'S PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION MEETING.

THIS TIME I WILL ASK FOR THE CALL FOR

[ROLL CALL]

MR. HOLCOMB TO CALL THE ROLL VICE CHAIRMAN GROUT.

HERE.

COMMISSIONER ADDISON.

COMMISSIONER BANKS.

COMMISSIONER BOYD? HERE.

COMMISSIONER ALLEN.

HERE.

COMMISSIONER LATINA? HERE.

COMMISSIONER SCROGGS.

HERE.

WE HAVE A QUORUM.

THANK YOU.

UM, I WILL MOVE ON

[APPROVAL OF MINUTES]

TO, UH, THE APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE JUNE.

I'M SORRY FOR THE, UM, UH, FOR THE MAY 15TH MEETING.

EXCUSE ME.

SO, UM, I NEED AN APPROVAL FOR THE MINUTES.

IS THERE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE MAY 15TH MEETING? UH, UH, FROM COMMISSIONER ADDISON, A SECOND FROM, UH, COMMISSIONER ER, UH, ARE THERE ANY OBJECTIONS TO APPROVING THE MEETINGS? OKAY, AND SEEING NONE, THOSE ARE, UH, THE MEETING MINUTES ARE APPROVED.

UH, WE ARE ALSO, UH, WE NEED TO HAVE A MOTION.

IS THAT CORRECT, MR. DIRECTOR, TO MOVE THE MEETING FROM LAST NIGHT TO TONIGHT? SO A FORMAL, UH, UH, TO FORMALLY MOVE THE, A REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING TO JUNE 20TH TO, I HAVE A, UH, SO MOVED BY, UH, COMMISSIONER ADDISON.

IS THERE A SECOND? SECOND FROM COMMISSIONER ER.

ARE THERE ANY OBJECTIONS? SEEING NONE.

THE MEETING IS TONIGHT.

UH, MR. MORAN, YOU'LL BE GIVING THE, UH,

[COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE]

UH, YOU, YOU WILL BE GIVING A PLAN UPDATE FOR COMPREHENSIVE PLAN.

YES.

THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN.

UM, MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION AND MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC, I WANTED TO, UH, LET EVERYBODY KNOW THAT WE ARE UNDERWAY WITH THE, UH, FIVE-YEAR UPDATE TO FUTURE BR.

THE FIRST PUBLIC WORKSHOP, UM, WAS JUNE 15TH AT THE, UH, BRECK GARDEN CENTER, AND IT WAS WELL ATTENDED.

UM, THE REMAINING DATES ARE, UH, THURSDAY, JUNE 22ND, AT THE DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT, UH, TUESDAY, JUNE 27TH AT CARVER LIBRARY, UH, THURSDAY, JUNE 29TH AT BLUE BONNET LIBRARY, UM, TUESDAY, JUNE 11TH AT SCOTLANDVILLE LIBRARY AND JULY 20TH AT JONES CREEK LI LIBRARY.

ALL THE WORKSHOPS ARE FROM 5:00 PM TO 7:00 PM UH, PLEASE COME OUT TO ONE OF THE MEETINGS THAT'S CLOSEST TO YOU AND PROVIDE COMMENTS, UH, THAT WE COULD USE DURING THE FIVE-YEAR UPDATE.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MR. MORAN.

AT THIS TIME, I WILL READ

[RULES FOR CONDUCTING PUBLIC HEARINGS]

IN THE RULES FOR CONDUCTING 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 WILL BE BROADCAST ON WWW.B.GOV ON METRO 21 COX, CHANNEL 21, AND 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 ON 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, EXCUSE ME, ANY INTERESTED PERSON WHO DOES NOT WISH TO COMMENT IN PERSON MAY USE THE FORMS FOUND AT HTTPS, WWW.B.GOV/PC.

APPLICANT AND APPLICANT'S REPRESENTATIVES FOR THE PROPOSAL WILL SPEAK FIRST FOR A PERIOD NOT TO EXCEED 15 MINUTES.

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

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

OPPONENTS WILL SPEAK, AND 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 CAN NOW MOVE ON TO THE CONSENT AGENDA.

MR. MORIN, THE CONSENT AGENDA,

[CONSENT AGENDA]

THE FOLLOWING ON THE CONSENT AGENDA FOR WITHDRAWAL.

ITEM NUMBER 20, CUP ONE DASH 23 AURORA PARK, PROPOSED EVENT CENTER LOCATED ON THE NORTH SIDE OF JEFFERSON HIGHWAY EAST OF ALDER DRIVE, WITHDRAWN BY THE APPLICANT ON JUNE 12TH, 2023.

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE ON THE CONSENT AGENDA FOR DEFERRAL.

ITEM NUMBER TWO, PA SEVEN DASH 23 18 80 LONER ROAD TO AMEND THE COMPREHENSIVE LAND USE PLAN FROM AGRICULTURAL RURAL TO EMPLOYMENT CENTER ON PROPERTY LOCATED ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF FLACKER ROAD, WEST OF HIGH PLAINS DRIVE, DEFERRED TO JULY 17TH, DUE TO NO RESPONSE FROM ZACHARY PURSUANT TO UDC SECTION 3.1, 0.4

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B.

ITEM NUMBER THREE, CASE 31 23 80 18 80 FLAKER ROAD TO REZONE, PROPERTY FROM RURAL TO LIGHT INDUSTRIAL M ONE ON PROPERTY LOCATED ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF FLACA ROAD, WEST OF HIGH PLAINS DRIVE, DEFERRED TO JULY 17TH DUE TO NO RESPONSE FROM ZACHARY PURSUANT TO UDC, SECTION 3.1, 0.4 B.

ITEM NUMBER FOUR, PA EIGHT DASH 23 95 0 9 JEFFERSON HIGHWAY TO AMEND THE COMPREHENSIVE LAND USE PLAN FROM RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD TO OFFICE, LOCATED ON THE NORTH SIDE OF JEFFERSON HIGHWAY, WEST OF BLUE BONNET BOULEVARD, DEFERRED TO JULY 17TH BY COUNCIL MEMBER ADAMS. ITEM NUMBER FIVE, CASE 34 DASH 23 95 0 9 JEFFERSON HIGHWAY TO REZONE PROPERTY FROM NEIGHBORHOOD OFFICE N O TO GENERAL OFFICE, LOWRISE, G O L LOCATED ON THE NORTH SIDE OF JEFFERSON HIGHWAY WEST OF BLUEMONT BOULEVARD.

ALSO DEFERRED TO JULY 17TH BY COUNCIL MEMBER ADAMS. ITEM NUMBER SIX, PA NINE DASH 23 1 6 4 7 AND 1 6 6 0 THROUGH 1 6 700 OLD SCENIC HIGHWAY TO AMEND THE COMPREHENSIVE LAND USE PLAN FROM AGRICULTURAL, RURAL TO NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER AND RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD.

LOCATED ON PROPERTY ON THE EAST SIDE OF OLD SCENIC HIGHWAY NORTH OF GROOM ROAD, DEFERRED TO JULY 17TH DUE TO NO RESPONSE FROM ZACHARY.

ITEM NUMBER SEVEN, CASE 38 DASH 23 1 64 70 AND 1 6 600 THROUGH 1 6 7 0 0 OLD SCENIC HIGHWAY TO REZONE PROPERTY FROM RURAL TO LIGHT COMMERCIAL.

THREE LC THREE LOCATED ON THE EAST SIDE OF OLD SCENIC HIGHWAY NORTH OF GROOM ROAD.

ALSO DEFERRED TO JULY 17TH, UH, DUE TO NO RESPONSE FROM ZACHARY.

THE FOLLOWING ARE ON THE CONSENT AGENDA FOR APPROVAL.

ITEM NUMBER 10, CASE 29 23 11 69 PLANK ROAD TO REZONE PROPERTY FROM HEAVY COMMERCIAL C2 TO LIGHT INDUSTRIAL M ONE LOCATED ON THE WEST SIDE OF PLANK ROAD, NORTH OF BLUNT ROAD.

ITEM NUMBER 12, CASE 32 23 62 80 SEGAN LANE TO REZONE PROPERTY FROM HEAVY COMMERCIAL C2 TO COMMERCIAL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE RESTAURANT C AB ONE LOCATED ON THE WEST SIDE OF SEGAN LANE, NORTH OF SEGAN HOLIDAY CIRCLE.

ITEM NUMBER 13, CASE 36 DASH 23 57 25 SN LANE, SUITE A TO REZONE PROPERTY FROM COMMERCIAL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE RESTAURANT C AB ONE TO COMMERCIAL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE BAR AND LOUNGE C AB TWO LOCATED ON THE EAST SIDE OF SN LANE, SOUTH OF INAL MO LANE.

ITEM NUMBER 15, ICE SPUD ONE DASH 23 LOTUS VILLAGE ONE.

SENIOR HOUSING REVISION ONE TO REZONE PROPERTY FROM HIGH DENSITY MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL.

A 3.3 TO INFILL SMALL PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT ICE SPUD AND ADD COMMON REFUSE AREA FOR HOUSING LOCATED ON THE NORTH SIDE OF SPANISH TOWN ROAD EAST OF NORTH 16TH STREET.

ITEM NUMBER 16, RV ONE DASH 23.

CAPITAL HEIGHTS, 15 FOOT RIGHT OF WAY.

PROPOSED REVOCATION OF A 15 FOOT ALLEY LOCATED SOUTH OF GOVERNMENT STREET BETWEEN ST.

TAMMANY STREET IN ACADIA STREET.

ITEM NUMBER 17, I SPUD THREE DASH 21 LOTUS VILLAGE.

THREE.

SENIOR HOUSING REVISION ONE REVISION TO CHANGE EXTERNAL VEHICULAR CONNECTION AND ADD COMMON REFUSE AREA FOR HOUSING LOCATED ON THE WEST SIDE OF NORTH 16TH STREET SOUTH OF OSA STREET.

ITEM NUMBER 19, CUP FOUR DASH 17 IDEA INNOVATION PARK ACADEMY REVISION.

PROPOSED PHASE TWO OF THE SCHOOL LOCATED ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF INNOVATION PARK DRIVE EAST OF GULF GULF SOUTH PARKWAY.

ITEM NUMBER 27 CS NINE DASH 23 LEE BLINN PROPERTY PROPOSED FLAG LOT MINOR SUBDIVISION LOCATED ON THE NORTH SIDE OF PRIDE.

BAYWOOD ROAD EAST OF JIM PRICE ROAD.

AND ITEM NUMBER 22 CS 10 DASH 23.

LOUIS LOUIS DE PUMA PROPERTY.

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PROPOSED FLAG LOTT MINOR SUBDIVISION ON PROPERTY LOCATED ON THE WEST SIDE OF OAK SHADOW AVENUE NORTH OF OC HOLLOW DRIVE PLANNING COMMISSION.

STAFF CERTIFIES THAT ALL OF THESE ITEMS ARE CONSISTENT WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND THE UDC.

THANK YOU MR. MORAN.

UH, AT THIS TIME I'D LIKE TO ASK THE DIRECTOR IF WE HAVE ANY SPEAKER CARDS ON ITEMS ON CONSENT FOR APPROVAL.

MR. VICE CHAIRMAN, WE'VE HAD TWO COMMENT CARDS, UH, REQUESTING TO PULL ITEM 15, I SPUD 1 23 LOTUS VILLAGE, ONE SENIOR HOUSING REVISION ONE FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA TO BE HEARD UNDER THE REGULAR AGENDA ORDER.

AND ALSO A REQUEST TO PULL ITEM 21, CASE CS 9 23.

THE LEE FLA PROPERTY FLAG LOTT TO ALSO BE PULLED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA TO BE HEARD UNDER THE REGULAR AGENDA ORDER.

THANK YOU, MR. DIRECTOR.

COMMISSIONER BANKS.

THANK.

SO THE WAY THE UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT CODE, THIS SECTION, UH, THAT WAS PUT IN YEARS AGO IS, IS WRITTEN, UM, IT, IT'S A FAILURE OF NO RESPONSE OR A PERIOD OF 60 DAYS TO ELAPSE.

UM, AND THAT PERIOD OF 60 DAYS HAS NOT, HAS NOT ELAPSED YET.

SO THAT'S REQUIRING THIS THAT'S CORRECT.

THE WAY IT'S WRITTEN REQUIRES THIS ITEM TO BE DEFERRED.

IT HAS TO BE DEFERRED BECAUSE IT'S NOT COMPLIANT WITH THE UDC.

SO WE HAVE TO GET, WE HAVE TO DEFER IT AND THEN IF THEY DON'T RESPOND, THEN IT'LL BE A NO RESPONSE AND IT CAN PROCEED.

BUT YEAH, I DID GET THAT, BUT I SAID WHAT IS THE LOGIC BEHIND? THERE IS NONE.

IT'S JUST IN THE WHY IT WAS PUT IN THERE.

I DON'T KNOW.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

COMMISSIONER.

COMMISSIONERS, UH, YOU HAVE HEARD THE, ALL THE ITEMS THAT HAVE BEEN PLACED ON THE CONSENT AGENDA THAT WILL BE TAKEN WITH ONE VOTE.

ARE THERE ANY MEMBERS OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION WHO HAVE AN ITEM ON THE CONSENT AGENDA? 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? NONE.

OKAY.

SEEING NONE.

IS THERE A MOTION? IS THERE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA? AND A MOTION BY COMMISSIONER ADDISON, SECONDED BY COMMISSIONER ER OR ANY OBJECTIONS? SEEING NONE, THOSE ITEMS HAVE BEEN APPROVED.

WE CAN NOW MOVE ON TO THE REGULAR AGENDA.

MR. VICE CHAIRMAN, THE NEXT TWO ITEMS MAY BE TAKEN TOGETHER.

THAT'S ITEM EIGHT.

[8. PA-10-23 14159 Jefferson Highway]

PLAN AMENDMENT 10 23.

AND ITEM ITEM

[9. Case 33-23 14159 Jefferson Highway]

NINE, COMPANION CASE 33 23.

THANK YOU, PA 10 23.

1459 JEFFERSON HIGHWAY RELATED TO CASE 33 23.

PROPERTY IS LOCATED ON THE NORTH SIDE OF JEFFERSON HIGHWAY, WEST OF RIDGEWAY AVENUE COUNCIL, DISTRICT NINE HUDSON.

THE APPLICANT IS SANDRA MASTERS.

THE CURRENT FUTURE BR LAND USE DESIGNATION IS RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD.

THE REQUESTED FUTURE BR LAND USE DESIGNATION IS COMMERCIAL.

THE EXISTING ZONING IS RURAL WITH A REQUESTED ZONING OF LIGHT COMMERCIAL LC, ONE FOR PROPOSED RETAIL SALES AND BUSINESS USE, PA 10 23 14 1 59 JEFFERSON HIGHWAY RELATED TO CASE 33 23.

THANK YOU.

THIS TIME I'LL OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING AND I'LL ASK THE APPLICANT TO COME FORWARD.

EXCUSE ME.

UH, CHAIRMAN, UM, 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 COMPANION COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT IS APPROVED, MEAN COMPATIBLE WITH SURROUNDING USES AND CONFORMING TO UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT CODE REQUIREMENTS.

THANK YOU.

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AT THIS TIME, I WILL NOW OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING AND ASK THE APPLICANT TO COME FORWARD.

SPEAK FOR UP TO 15 MINUTES.

CAN YOU HIT THE BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM FACING THE MICROPHONE RIGHT THERE? MM-HMM.

.

OKAY.

HOW'S THAT? OKAY, FINE.

SO MY NAME IS SANDRA MASTERS.

I AM HOPING THAT, UH, YOU WOULD, UH, ALLOW ME TO TURN THIS PROPERTY INTO, UH, COMMERCIALS.

SO I COULD, WHAT I WANNA DO IS, UH, DO YOU WANNA KNOW WHAT I WANNA DO WITH IT? IS THAT IT, OR JUST WHAT IS WE, YOU CAN TELL US, BUT IT'S NOT, WE'RE NOT GONNA FORCE YOU FINE TO DO THAT.

THAT'S IT.

JUST TO FALL WITHIN THOSE BOUNDARIES.

ALL RIGHT.

OKAY.

SO WHY AM I, WHAT, WHAT DID YOU WANT ME TO, JUST TO ANNOUNCE MY NAME OR, AND YOU CAN ANNOUNCE YOUR NAME, WHAT YOU INTEND TO DO, WHY YOU'RE ASKING FOR THIS, WHATEVER YOU WISH.

OKAY.

YEAH, I AM, I'M RIGHT NOW IT'S RURAL AND I'M HOPING TO, TO DO, UH, COM, LIKE COMMERCIAL.

OKAY.

THAT'S PERFECTLY FINE.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

IS THAT IT? THANK YOU.

OKAY, MR. DIRECTOR, WE HAVE NO, UH, WE HAVE NO SPEAKER CARDS IN OPPOSITION.

WE HAVE NO ADDITIONAL SPEAKER CARDS FOR THIS ITEM.

IN THAT CASE, I'LL CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING AND ASK FOR COMMISSIONER COMMENTS, UH, OR MOTIONS.

MOTION TO APPROVE.

MOTION TO APPROVE FROM COMMISSIONER SCROGGS, SECONDED BY COMMISSIONER ADDISON.

ARE THERE ANY OBJECTIONS? SEEING NONE THAT THOSE MOTIONS, UH, THOSE, EXCUSE ME.

THAT MOTION CARRIES.

MR. CHAIRMAN, WE CAN NOW MOVE ON TO ITEM 11, CASE 30 23, CASE 30 23, 21 0 9.

[11. Case 30-23 2109 Perkins Road]

PERKINS ROAD PROPERTY IS LOCATED ON THE EAST SIDE OF PERKINS ROAD, SOUTH OF LYDIA AVENUE COUNCIL DISTRICT SEVEN COLE.

THE APPLICANT IS LIA STEIB GAN FUTURE VR LAND USE DESIGNATION IS NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER.

THE EXISTING ZONING IS TRANSITION B ONE WITH A REQUESTED ZONING OF NEIGHBORHOOD OFFICE, NO CASE 30 23, 21 0 9.

PERKINS ROAD 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 UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT CODE REQUIREMENTS.

THE PLANNING COMMISSION OFFICE HAS RECEIVED FIVE MESSAGES IN OPPOSITION TO THIS ITEM.

THANK YOU.

THIS TIME I'LL OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING AND I'LL ASK THE APPLICANT TO COME FORWARD TO SPEAK FOR NOT MORE THAN 15 MINUTES.

HELLO? UM, MY NAME IS SALIA STEP GAN, I, I HAVE BEEN IN THE BUILDING FOR 20 YEARS AS AN ARTIST.

I WAS RENTING THE BACK STUDIO.

IT WAS, UM, A LAWYER OFFICE BEFORE.

UM, SO I DO WORK THERE SINCE 2001, ABOUT, AND, UH, BOUGHT THE BUILDING IN 2019.

UM, AND I JUST REMODELED AS A GALLERY AND I WANT TO BE IN COMPLIANCE AND NOT BE A LAW FIRM, BUT A ART GALLERY.

SO, UH, I, I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY.

I MEAN, THIS IS, THIS IS WHAT, THAT'S QUITE, QUITE SUFFICIENT, RIGHT? THANK YOU.

OKAY.

YES.

UH, SHOULD I SAY SOMETHING ELSE? NO, NO.

YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT.

YOU'RE FINE.

OH, OKAY.

YOU SAID EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO SAY.

YEAH.

YEAH.

I JUST WANT TO SAY I'M AN ARTIST AND I WANT TO DO ART SHOW THERE, AND, YOU KNOW, UH, FOR NOW IT'S, I'M JUST A OFFICE, SO, YEAH.

WELL, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

WE HAVE THREE SPEAKER CARDS IN OPPOSITION.

AND THE FIRST CARD IS FOR GENE COCO, IS THAT CORRECT? ALL RIGHT.

GOOD EVENING, YOU AT THE FLOOR FOR THREE MINUTES.

HELLO.

UM, MY NAME IS JEAN COCO.

I'M A HOMEOWNER

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ON LYDIA AVENUE.

UM, I'M HERE IN A PROACTIVE CAPACITY TO GO ON RECORD AS OPPOSING THE USE OF THE GALLERY AS AN EVENT SPACE.

I UNDERSTAND BASED ON EMAIL AND PHONE CONVERSATIONS WITH BOTH RYAN HOLCOMB AND GILMORE, THAT THE NEIGHBORHOOD OFFICE DESIGNATION DOES NOT ALLOW FOR SALES OF SPACE AS AN EVENT VENUE OR FOR THE SPACE TO BE USED AS A RECEPTION HALL IN THE SPRING OF 2023 ON THE GALLERY PROPERTY.

UM, THERE WAS A CONTRACTOR THERE RENOVATING THE PROPERTY, UM, THE YARD AND THE BACK, AND RENOVATING THE BUILDING ITSELF.

AND HE TOLD ME THAT THE SPACE HAD, UM, THE HOMEOWNER, THE OWNER HAD PLANS TO USE THE SPACE AS AN EVENT VENUE.

SO I'M HERE TO KIND OF, UM, REPRESENT HOMEOWNERS AND HUNDRED OAKS AND ON LYDIA.

UM, MANY OF WHOM WERE INVOLVED IN OUR DEFEATING A PROPOSAL LAST YEAR AT THIS TIME, DUE TO CONCERNS ABOUT TRAFFIC CONGESTION, ILLEGAL PARKING, INSUFFICIENT PARKING, AND STANDING WATER ON THE BLOCK OF LYDIA, WHERE THE GALLERY, UM, IS LOCATED AT FACES PERKINS, BUT LYDIA IS ADJACENT, UM, TO THE PROPERTY.

SO, UM, I AM AN ARTIST, ALSO SUPPORT ARTIST AND THE ARTS IN GENERAL.

I'M JUST CONCERNED WITH THIS AREA, UM, BECOMING EVEN MORE CONGESTED IF THERE ARE EVENTS THERE.

THERE WAS BEEN AN EVENT THERE IN MARCH.

SO WE ARE JUST AGAIN, TRYING TO GO ON RECORD AS OPPOSING THAT AND HOPING THAT THE GALLERY WILL RESPECT THE EXISTING ZONING REQUIREMENTS.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU.

AND THERE, THERE WILL BE A TIME FOR YOU TO, UH, TO SPEAK AFTER, AFTER WE GET THROUGH THE, UH, OPPOSITION.

THE NEXT CARD IS FOR PAT BYS.

GOOD EVENING.

I CAN TELL THAT I'M WAY OVERDRESSED HERE, SORRY.

BUT I LIVE AT 26 0 9 EDWARD AVENUE AND I OWN 26 13 AS WELL IN THE CONDO COMPLEX THAT IS RIGHT NEXT TO THIS PLACE.

SHE HAS DONE A FANTASTIC JOB OF REDOING THE OLD OFFICE BUILDING, BUT I STAND IN THE OBJECTION AS WELL OF THE NOISE WITH THE RE UH, RECEPTION FOR WEDDINGS AND THAT SORT OF THING.

THE MUSIC GETS ENTIRELY TOO LOUD.

AND I GUESS MY QUESTION WOULD BE, UH, IF THERE'S GONNA BE SOME MORE OF THESE, WHEN WOULD THE MUSIC STOP? I THINK THE LAST ONE WAS 1130 AT NIGHT, AND THAT'S NOT OUR WHOLE NEIGHBORHOOD.

WE, WE DON'T HAVE ANYBODY ELSE DOING THAT SORTS OF THING SORT OF THING.

THE OTHER THING WAS, UM, THE TRAFFIC IS A CONCERN AS WELL, AND I'M NEED TO HUSH CUZ THAT'S, THAT'S BASICALLY THE SAME THING.

WELL, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

WE HAVE ONE MORE SPEAKER CARD AND OPPOSITION WHO DOES NOT WISH TO SPEAK TO AMY DEWITT AND I WILL LET THE, UH, THE APPLICANT COME FORWARD FOR A FIVE MINUTE REBUTTAL.

YES.

UM, FIRST I WANT HER TO, UM, RESPOND TO WHAT SHE SAY ABOUT AN EVENT.

I HAD ONE EVENT AND IT WAS MY OWN WEDDING, AND, UH, THAT'S ALL I HAD.

AND I AM ACTUALLY, I RENOVATE THE PLACE AS A GALLERY SINCE 2019.

I DON'T THINK I HAVE BEEN LOUD OR HAD MANY PEOPLE, UH, COMES AND, UH, IF I DO OPENING ART SHOW, UH, YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU DO ART SHOW YOU HAPPY WHEN YOU HAVE 20 PEOPLE OR EVEN 10 PEOPLE COMES.

SO I DON'T, UH, I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY AS AN ARTIST, I CANNOT HAVE A SHOW WHERE PEOPLE, IT'S A OPEN HOUSE BECAUSE THERE IS A ZILLION MARKET, WHICH THERE'S A BIG PARKING LOT AND PEOPLE WALK, UH, THERE.

AND, UH, I, I DON'T UNDERSTAND THAT THERE'S ONLY MAYBE TWO GALLERY, ART GALLERY IN BATON ROUGE AND THAT PEOPLE ARE NOT ENCOURAGING JUST TO HAVE A ART GALLERY.

IT'S NOT LIKE, UH, THERE'S MANY ARTISTS.

THERE'S ONLY ME AND IF I DON'T, UH, HAVE SHOW, UH, I DON'T SEE HOW I CAN SELL MY WORK.

SO, UH, UM, HAVING OPENING, UH, IT'S NOT GOING

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TO DISTURB THE, THE, THE, THE NEIGHBOR, UM, YOU KNOW, BECAUSE IT'S OPEN HOUSE PEOPLE DOESN'T COME AT THE SAME TIME NECESSARILY.

SO, UM, THAT'S, YOU KNOW, UH, WHEN SHE'S TALKING ABOUT EVENT, UM, I AM TALKING ABOUT OPEN HOUSE, OPEN GALLERY ONCE A MONTH.

I, I DON'T SEE WHERE THAT CAN BE A, A PROBLEM.

WHICH THERE IS A STUDIO OF REPO NEXT DOOR WHERE SHE TEACH, WHICH I TEACH TO, UH, AND, YOU KNOW, SHE HAS EVENT AND WE LIKE ONE BLOCK.

SO I DON'T SEE WHY ME, I, THERE'S A PROBLEM WITH ME WITH THE GALLERY AND I HAVE A PARKING LOT.

I MEAN, IT'S ONLY SIX AND THERE'S ALSO ON THE SIDE, BUT, UH, LIKE I SAID, OPEN HOUSE PEOPLE DOESN'T COME NECESSARILY AT THE SAME TIME.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU.

I WANTED TO, UM, ASK THE DIRECTOR THE, UH, THE REQUEST IS FOR A NEIGHBORHOOD OFFICE FROM TRANSITION, WHICH I KNOW IS AN OLDER, UH, ZONING, UH, CLASSIFICATION.

CAN YOU, I UNDERSTAND THAT, THAT ANY TYPE OF EVENT WOULD NOT BE ALLOWED IN THIS, IN THIS, UH, IN, IN THIS ZONING.

IS THAT CORRECT? SO OUR OFFICE HAS GOTTEN LOTS OF QUESTIONS ON, ON THIS PARTICULAR CASE AND, AND ANOTHER ONE IN THIS SAME AREA.

BUT THE CURRENT REQUEST, YOU'RE, YOU'RE CORRECT, IS THE EXISTING ZONING IS IS B ONE TRANSITION ZONING.

IT'S AN OLDER ZONING CATEGORY THAT'S INACTIVE NOW.

IT BECAME INACTIVE BACK IN 1999.

AND THE PUR PURPOSE OF THIS INACTIVE ZONING DISTRICT WAS TO PERMIT OFFICE USES ON PARCELS LOCATED BETWEEN COMMERCIAL AND RE RESIDENTIAL AREAS.

BUT IT ALSO HAS A SERIES OF PERMITTED USES THAT ARE ALLOWED RIGHT NOW BY RIGHT.

SINCE THE PROPERTIES CURRENTLY ZONED B ONE, THEY COULD CURRENTLY DO A BOARDING, LODGING, HOUSE CONGREGATE CARE FACILITY.

A FRATERNITY OR SORORITY HOUSE WOULD BE ALLOWED BY RIGHT.

UM, MULTIFAMILY APARTMENT UNITS UP TO 43 UNITS PER ACRE COULD BE BUILT ON THIS PROPERTY.

UM, SO THERE'S QUITE A FEW ADDITIONAL USES THAT ARE ALLOWED NOW BY RIGHT.

UH, VERSUS WHAT THE APPLICANT IS REQUESTING A NEIGHBORHOOD OFFICE.

THEY WOULD LOSE ALMOST ALL OF THOSE PERMITTED USES I JUST READ, UH, NEIGHBORHOOD OFFICE WOULD, WOULD ALLOW, AS THE APPLICANT IS SEEKING, UH, TO MOVE CURRENTLY FROM THE ART STUDIO THAT'S ALLOWED IN B ONE TO AN ART GALLERY.

AND, AND I BELIEVE CURRENTLY THE, THE PROPERTY HAS A SIGN AND, AND HAS OPERATED OR INTENDS TO OPERATE AS AN ART GALLERY, UH, WITH ART SHOWINGS THERE.

NOW, THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF DISCUSSION ABOUT EVENTS AND RECEPTIONS AND, AND PARKING.

THE SITE IS, IS CONSTRAINED.

THERE IS SOME PARKING ON SITE, UH, AND THE APPLICANT NEEDS TO BE AWARE OF THE, THE SIZE OF THE PROPERTY.

AND IF THIS PROPERTY WERE TO BE REZONED, IT CANNOT OPERATE IN PRINCIPLE AS A RECEPTION HALL OR A VENT HALL.

UH, THE PRIMARY USE WOULD HAVE TO BE AN ART GALLERY WITH SOME TYPE OF ART EVENTS.

THANK YOU, MR. DIRECTOR AGAIN, I'LL, I'LL CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING AND, UH, ASK FOR COMMENTS, UH, FROM COMMISSIONERS, UH, OR MOTIONS.

MR. CHILLING.

YEAH.

UH, I DON'T KNOW THE LADY'S NAME, REPRESENTATIVE OF THE COMMUNITY.

SHE, SHE WAS THE FIRST SPEAKER IN OPPOSITION.

MS. COCO, CAN YOU COME BACK UP PLEASE? THE APPLICANT INDICATED THAT THEY HAD BEEN OPERATING SINCE 2001 AS AN ART FACILITY IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD.

HAVE YOU ALL HAD PROBLEMS IN THE PAST SINCE 2001? 2001? I THINK IT WAS A LAW OFFICE IN 2001.

MAYBE IT WAS 2021.

OKAY.

WELL MAYBE I SHOULD ACTUALLY COME BACK UP THERE.

I TRY NOT DO THAT.

2001 INDICATES A LAW OFFICE, SHE LEASE THE PROPERTY FOR A WHILE.

I, I MEAN, IF I'M CORRECT, YOU STATED DON'T, I DON'T KNOW.

UM, OKAY.

HAVE YOU ALL HAD PROBLEMS WITH THE APPLICANT OR WITH THE FACILITY, UH, CURRENTLY YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD? MY ISSUE BECAUSE THE CONTRACTOR WORKING ON THE PROPERTY, I WAS WALKING DOWN THE STREET AND SAID, HEY, UM, AND THERE WAS A TENT OUT THERE AND A BARBECUE PIT AND HE SAID, HEY, THIS SPACE IS GONNA BECOME AN EVENT VENUE.

SO IF YOU EVER WANNA HAVE AN EVENT HERE, YOU SHOULD TALK TO THE GALLERY OWNER.

OKAY.

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I LIVE ON LYDIA.

I'M THINKING O OKAY, LET ME KIND OF HELP YOU START OUT.

SO I'M JUST GIVING YOU BACKGROUND I UNDERSTAND.

SO YOU UNDERSTAND.

SO CAN SEE WHY I'M HERE.

I HAVE A FEW MINUTES THOUGH.

I APPRECIATE THE COMMENTS THOUGH, BUT I, I BELIEVE FROM MY APPRECIATION, MR. MR. CHAIRMAN, UH, THE PROJECT AND THE, THE, IT CANNOT BE A RENTAL HALL.

ARE WE CORRECT ON THAT? SO, SO WHILE THE PERSON MAY HAVE TOLD YOU THAT, THAT, THAT THIS APPLICANT WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO DO THAT.

RIGHT.

AT LEAST CONDITION LEAST TO SELL IT AS A UNDERSTAND, YOU KNOW, ADVERTISED AS AN EVENT VENUE, I THINK IS THE STICKING POINT.

OKAY.

AGAIN, I I, IM, I'M, I'M APPRECIATE YOU COMING BACK UP, MS. COCO.

I MEAN, I I JUST WANTED TO ASK THE QUESTION.

SURE.

YOU ARE HAVING PROBLEM WITH THE GALLERY OPERATING IF IT CURRENTLY OPERATES.

THAT'S THE QUESTION I'M ASKING WHETHER ANYBODY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD WANTS TO COME BACK UP AND ASK THAT QUESTION.

FOR ME.

I DON'T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH AN ART GALLERY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

I THINK THAT'S WONDERFUL.

I JUST DON'T WANT IT TO BECOME AN EVENT SPACE.

IT CAN'T BECOME THAT.

OKAY.

OKAY.

IT CANNOT BECOME THAT.

OKAY.

IN FACT, THAT'S WHAT HE, THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT THE DIRECTOR WAS TRYING TO MAKE CLEAR TO THE PUBLIC OR EVEN OCCASIONAL EVENTS LIKE POSTING ANOTHER WEDDING OR SOME KIND OF EVENT, UNLESS WITH THE GALLERY, UNLESS IT ISSUANT FOR THE GALLERY ITSELF ACCORDING TO WHAT THE DIRECTOR JUST SAID.

SO WHILE SOMEONE MAY HAVE GIVEN YOU INFORMATION, THAT WOULD NOT BE ACCURATE INFORMATION ACCORDING TO WHAT SHE'S ATTEMPTING TO DO.

YEAH.

SO THE QUESTION I WAS HAVING IS, IS THERE A PROBLEM WITH THE CURRENT OPERATION? BECAUSE IT CURRENTLY OPERATES AS A GALLERY, RIGHT? YOU I, WE CAN SEE HAVE THAT FOR ALL.

SO, SO, SO EVEN IF SHE DID NOT AND SHE LEFT IT IN THIS CURRENT FORM, IT CAN TECHNICALLY GIVE YOU MORE CONCERNS BECAUSE OF WHAT IT CAN BE USED FOR TODAY.

SO THAT'S WHAT MY QUESTION WAS AS A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE COMMUNITY, RIGHT.

OKAY.

IF THEY, IF, IF YOU SAY YOU GOT THE INFORMATION FROM A PERSON WORKING ON THE FACILITY, THE APPLICANT CANNOT DO THAT.

IT DOES NOT ALLOW THEM TO DO THAT.

SO WHILE SOMEONE MAY HAVE TOLD YOU THAT IF IT REZONES TODAY, SHE'LL BE DOWNGRADING TECHNICALLY FROM WHAT SHE CURRENTLY HAVE, AND IT WILL LIMIT HER TO ONLY BE ABLE TO HAVE HORS ASSOCIATED WITH HER GALLERY, NOT RECEPTIONS.

I THINK SHE GAVE AN EXPLANATION FOR, WHILE PEOPLE TALK ABOUT THE PARTY, IT WAS A PERSONAL WEDDING.

WELL, YES, I'M, I'M GLAD I WAS ABLE TO HEAR FROM HER.

I'VE NEVER MET HER.

I DIDN'T HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE THE DIALOGUE, BUT BECAUSE WE, YES, WE SHOULD HAVE.

BUT ALL DUE RESPECT, I I I HAVE MY QUESTION ANSWERED.

I'M, YEAH, I'M NOT, I'M NOT HERE TO BE COMBATIVE.

I'M JUST HERE TO GO ON PUBLIC RECORD, WHICH IS WHAT I'VE DONE NOW.

SO I'M SATISFIED THAT I'VE, I'VE DONE THE WORK FOR MYSELF AND THE FELLOW HOMEOWNERS WHO ARE TRYING TO PROTECT THE INTEGRITY OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

I APPRECIATE IT.

THANK YOU.

I'M DONE, MR. CHAIRMAN.

THANK YOU.

UH, CAN ANY COMMENTS, FURTHER COMMENTS OR MOTIONS? I'LL MAKE A MOTION TO APPROVE.

MOTION TO APPROVE FROM COMMISSIONER ER.

DO I HAVE A SECOND? SECOND FROM COMMISSIONER ADDISON.

ANY OBJECTIONS? SEEING NONE, THAT MOTION CARRIES.

CHAIRMAN, WE CAN MOVE ON TO ITEM 14, CASE 37 23

[14. Case 37-23 2083 Dallas Drive]

CASE 37 23 2 0 83 DALLAS DRIVE.

PROPERTY IS LOCATED ON THE WEST SIDE OF DALLAS, DRIVE NORTH OF WACO AVENUE COUNCIL DISTRICT SIX DUNN JR.

THE APPLICANT IS KEVIN JI.

FUTURE BR LAND USE DESIGNATION IS INDUSTRIAL.

THE EXISTING ZONING IS HEAVY INDUSTRIAL M TWO WITH A REQUESTED ZONING OF COMMERCIAL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE BAR AND LOUNGE, C A B TWO CASE 37 23 20 83 DALLAS DRIVE.

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

THE PLANNING COMMISSION OFFICE HAS RECEIVED 14 MESSAGES IN OPPOSITION TO THIS ITEM.

THANK YOU, MR. DIRECTOR.

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

HELLO.

HOW YOU DOING? YES, HOW YOU DOING? MY NAME IS KEVIN.

OKAY.

TELL ME WHEN YOU'RE READY.

UH, ALRIGHT.

YOU KNOW, YOU KNOW, THIS IS MY FIRST, UH, TIME IN A PLANNING COMMISSION.

YOU KNOW, IT'S MY FIRST TIME, YOU KNOW, BECAUSE WHEN I'M TAKE THIS BUSINESS, SO, UH, I DON'T KNOW WHAT, I DON'T KNOW WHAT, LIKE I CAN DO, SO I CAN SPEAK IT, BUT I CAN SPEAK LIKE, THIS IS MY FIRST BUSINESS WITH A, UH, UH, WITH A, A LO A BAR AND LAUNCH.

AND WHEN I TAKE THIS, UH, BUSINESS, YOU KNOW, JUST, UM, FOLLOW THE RULES AND EVERYTHING.

SO, AND I'M, I'M NOT PAYING ATTENTION ABOUT PLANNING, BUT, YOU KNOW, MY INTENTIONS WITH THIS BAR, YOU KNOW, IT'S DO

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SOMETHING GOOD, YOU KNOW, FOR ME, YOU KNOW, FOR MY FAMILY, FOR MY KIDS.

YOU KNOW, I'M, I'M SELLING MY BUSINESS, TRUSTING MY DREAMS. AND, AND NOW THIS IS STOPPING.

SO I'M PUTTING MY OLD SAVINGS AND THIS BUSINESS AND, AND YOU KNOW, I I, I DON'T KNOW IF THIS STOP ME OR NOW, BUT IF SOME PEOPLE AROUND, UH, HERE IN THIS ROOM, LIKE IN OPPOSITION, YOU JUST SAY JUST I'M RESPECT THEM, YOU KNOW, AND I'M TELLING 'EM IF THEY CAN'T RESPECT ME TOO, LOOK, YOU KNOW, BECAUSE I'M TRYING TO MAKE BUSINESS FOR THE CITY.

YOU DON'T PAY MY TAXES.

I'M BUSINESS MAN.

AND, UH, I'M COME LIKE, I HAVE LIKE A, LIKE A EIGHT YEARS WITH BUSINESS, LIKE RESTAURANT AND UH, I HAVE CLUB BEFORE, BUT NOT UNDER MY NAME, BUT I'VE RUN INTO, AND I NEVER HAVE A PROBLEM.

I GOT PROOF BECAUSE I'M THIS, THIS, I CAN DO, THIS IS MY BEST THING I CAN DO.

I'M DJ TOO, AND I'M, I'M ALWAYS, I MAKE PARTIES AND I NEVER HAVE A PROBLEM.

SO I'M WORK WITH SECURITIES GUY, WITH POLICE GUY, I HAVE FRIENDS AND EVERYTHING AND, YOU KNOW, AND MY INTENTION, MY INTENTION IS, IS LIKE A BE GOOD, YOU KNOW, WITH THIS, WITH THIS BUSINESS.

UH, NO PROBLEM.

NO NOTHING WITH NOTHING.

YOU KNOW, I'M, I'M CAN FIND ME ON FACEBOOK IF, IF THEY PEOPLE WANT, YOU KNOW, AND, AND SAVE MY RECORD.

AND I NEVER HAVE A PROBLEM.

JUST FANCY PERRY, SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

AND WITH THIS, YOU KNOW, I JUST, I JUST WANNA BE GOOD.

SO I DON'T KNOW IF I NEED TO SAVE SOMETHING ELSE, YOU KNOW, BECAUSE SAY, SAY WHAT YOU NEED.

IF YOU THINK THAT'S ENOUGH.

YEAH.

JUST, JUST, JUST THANK IF YOU, IF YOU WANNA SAY MORE, YOU HAVE 12 MINUTES.

ALRIGHT.

YOU KNOW, BUT I CAN USE IT IF, IF AFTER THEY TALKING HIM SOMETHING THERE, THERE WILL BE A FIVE MINUTE REBUTTAL AFTER, AFTER EVERYBODY.

ALRIGHT.

JUST, I JUST WANNA HEAR, YOU KNOW, BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, I DON'T KNOW WHO IS IN THIS ROOM.

SO I, I, I HAVE WITH THE OWNER RIGHT HERE.

I DON'T KNOW IF THE, I HEAR THE, THE, THE CLUB HAVE A, UH, UH, LIKE A LITTLE PROBLEMS BEFORE, SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

BUT I, I NEVER KNOW, YOU KNOW? SO, YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU TAKE A BUSINESS, YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON WITH THAT.

SO, SO LEAST IS SOMETHING, YOU KNOW, THAT POSITION, SAY SOMETHING JUST, I'M RESPECTING, BUT I, I JUST WANNA HEAR, YOU KNOW, BECAUSE IT'S MY FIRST TIME IN A PLANNING COMMISSION, SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

SO I DON'T KNOW EXACTLY WHAT I CAN DO, YOU KNOW? ALRIGHT, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

UH, WE HAVE TWO OTHER SPEAKER CARDS, UH, IN FAVOR, UH, RICKY GRIFFIN.

GOOD EVENING.

MY NAME IS WILLIE SHELTON.

I'M THE OWNER OF PROPERTY 2083 DALLAS DRIVE AND THE PROPERTY, WE'VE HAD THE PROPERTY NOW FOR A LITTLE OVER 30 YEARS.

UH, WE HAVE GOTTEN OLDER, UH, BASICALLY CLOSED DOWN DURING THE TIME OF COVID.

AND, UH, THIS GENTLEMAN HERE, I READ THIS FROM UP WENT, DID A LOTTERY OF MARTIN THERE, CLEANED IT UP.

THE YOUNG MAN'S, A YOUNG BUSINESSMAN, GOT BUSINESS THROUGHOUT THE CITY, VERY RESPECTFUL AND INTEND TO DO GREAT THERE.

SO IN DOING SO, WE ASKED THE BOARD TO APPROVE THIS SO HE CAN GET HIS LIQUOR LICENSE TO CONTAIN, TO OPERATE THIS BUSINESS HERE.

AND, UH, IT'S OTHER BUSINESS HERE.

THIS IS A VERY PROFIT BUSINESS MAN HERE.

AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO DOING BUSINESS WITH HIM.

ACTUALLY, I'LL APPROVE IT FOR HIM.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MR. .

NEXT CARD IS FOR RICKY GRIFFIN.

GOOD EVENING EVERYBODY.

I'M, I'M FOR HIM.

OPEN IT.

UH, THE PLACE HAS BEEN CLOSED DOWN FOR A WHILE AND I THINK IT'LL BE A GREAT DEAL FOR THAT COMMUNITY BECAUSE IT'S, IT'S NOTHING THERE AT NIGHTTIME.

SO, I MEAN, HE'S, HE'S ASKING TO CREATE A BUSINESS TO PAY TAX TO THE CITY AND, UH, I'M FOR HIM, OPEN IT.

UH, I ONCE OWNED A RESTAURANT AND A BAR BEFORE, SO I FEEL LIKE HE'S A GOOD BUSINESSMAN AND I KNOW HIM PERSONALLY AND I'M ASKING THE PLANNING COMMISSION TO APPROVE IT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANK YOU.

WE HAVE TWO SPEAKER CARDS IN OPPOSITION.

FIRST IS JASON HORNSBY.

GOOD EVENING, AFTERNOON.

AFTERNOON THE FLOOR.

THREE MINUTES.

THANK YOU.

SO WE'VE BEEN ON DALLAS DRIVE, UH, PROBABLY SINCE 86, 88, BETWEEN SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN THAT AR AREA.

I STARTED WORKING THERE IN 92.

AND HISTORICALLY WHEN THEY'VE HAD SEVERAL CLUBS COME INTO THE, INTO THIS PROPERTY, THE OWNER HERE, HE'S MADE PROMISES TIME AND TIME AGAIN.

AND IT SEEMS LIKE IT JUST CONTINUALLY GOT WORSE.

WE'VE ENJOYED THE LAST FIVE TO SIX YEARS, WE'VE HAD NOT HAD A BAR ACROSS THE STREET.

ALL THE OWNERS UP AND DOWN DALLAS DRIVE, YOU KNOW, WE USED TO GET OUR CARS BROKEN INTO, I WOULD GET BLOCKED IN IF I WORKED LATE.

UM, MY, I GOT BULLET HOLES THROUGH MY DOOR, THROUGH MY WALL, HIT MY REFRIGERATOR.

I GOT BULLET HOLES IN MY, IN MY WAREHOUSE.

I GOT, THEY SHOT THE, UM, THE HOSE BED OUTSIDE.

I SHOW UP TO WATER GOING EVERYWHERE.

WE

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WOULD FIND CONDOMS, THEY'D PULL OUT THE TOBACCO.

I HAD MORE TOBACCO IN MY PARKING LOT CUZ THEY PULLED THE TOBACCO OUTTA CIGARS AND STUFF.

'EM WITH WEED, MORE BEER BOTTLES THAN YOU COULD POSSIBLY IMAGINE.

I MEAN, TRUCKLOADS, I HAD A BOX AT ONE TIME FULL OF BULLET SHELLS, 2 23 45, 9 MILLIMETER, YOU NAME IT.

WE HAD CARS IN OUR PARKING LOTS.

THE GUY NEXT DOOR HAD A BRICK THROWN THROUGH THE WINDOW.

THEY OWNED THE ARC BUILDING THAT THEY HELPED SPECIAL NEEDS PEOPLE.

THEY GOT THEIR RIMS AND TIRES STOLEN OFF THEIR VANS.

UH, I'VE TALKED TO ALL THE NEIGHBORS UP AND DOWN THE STREET TODAY.

NOBODY HAS A GOOD EXPERIENCE.

WE'RE ALL HAVE BEEN SO HAPPY.

IT'S BEEN SO PEACEFUL ON OUR STREET WITH NO BAR.

UH, WE'RE NOT SCARED TO WORK LATE.

WE'RE NOT SCARED.

OH, I GOTTA GO TO MY OFFICE AT 10 O'CLOCK AT NIGHT AND YOU CAN'T GET IN YOUR YOU PARKING LOT.

AND THE, AND THE POLICE CAN'T, WON'T EVEN COME THERE AND GET IT CLEAR EVERYBODY OUT.

SO I DON'T KNOW WHAT KIND OF CLIENTELE HE'S GONNA ATTRACT, BUT HISTORICALLY, THE CLIENTELE THAT HAS BEEN THERE HAS NOT BEEN GOOD FOR ANYBODY ON THAT STREET.

THERE'S BEEN MULTIPLE MURDERS.

UM, AND I TALKED TO SOME OF THE OWNERS THAT LIKE, IF THIS GETS REZONED, IT JUST AFFECTS ALL OF OUR PROPERTY VALUE.

SO, UM, WE'RE IN IN STRONGLY OPPOSED AND EVERYBODY, WE ARE JUST LEARNING ABOUT THIS DOCKET TODAY.

SO THESE OPPOSITIONS THAT YOU'VE GOT ONLINE THAT YOU'RE SEEING THAT JUST HAPPENED TODAY, IF WE HAD MORE TIME, I CAN, I PROMISE YOU WE WOULD HAVE MORE PEOPLE HERE CUZ EVERYBODY I TALKED TO WAS LIKE, OH GOD, NO, WE DO NOT WANT THAT AGAIN.

IT WAS QUITE A NIGHTMARE.

AND ONCE AGAIN, THE PREVIOUS OWNER MADE PROMISES TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT HE'S GONNA CLEAN IT UP.

HE'S GONNA CLEAN IT UP.

IT NEVER GOT BETTER.

SO JUST WANNA GO ON RECORD FOR SAYING THAT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

NEXT SPEAKER CARD IS FOR HOWARD WILLIAMS. THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME, UH, HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK TODAY.

CAN, CAN YOU, UH, STATE YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS FOR THE RECORD? YEAH, HOWARD WILLIAMS AND, UH, ON TWO PROPERTIES ON DALLAS DRIVE, 2086 AND 2020.

AND, UM, I'VE BEEN THERE, MY BUSINESS HAS BEEN THERE SINCE 2000.

AND I CAN VOUCH EVERYTHING THAT JASON SAID.

WE HAD THE SAME EXPERIENCE, BROKEN GLASS DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.

IT, IT WAS JUST, UH, AND, AND JUST A LOT OF OBSCENE ACTS IN, IN MY PARKING LOT.

AND, UH, IT, IT, IT'S A DISASTER DRAG RACING.

AND, UH, I JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT I'M AGAINST IT AND I DON'T THINK IT'S GOOD FOR BEFORE.

I WAS IN HERE AT FOUR O'CLOCK AND ALL THEY TALKED ABOUT IS HOW TO PREVENT CRIME IN BATON ROUGE.

THIS IS ONE THING THAT COULD HELP US PREVENT CRIME IN BATON ROUGE.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

WE HAVE NO MORE SPEAKER CARDS.

SO AT THIS TIME I WILL CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING AND OPEN IT UP TO COMMENTS FROM, UH, COMMISSIONERS OR MOTIONS COMMISSIONER BANKS.

CLIFF DOESN'T, DOESN'T YOU NEED A REBUTTAL? I AM TERRIBLY SORRY.

YOU NEED A FIVE MINUTE REBUTTAL.

THAT'S MY FAULT.

I'M NEW AT THIS.

SO YOU'RE MORE THAN WELCOME TO COPE AND ANSWER ALL OF THOSE QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU COMMISSIONER SCROGGS.

TO, TO THE, TO THE COMMISSION.

I I JUST FEEL ASHAMED TO STAND HERE TODAY.

WAIT, WAIT SIR, SIR, IT'S ONLY THE APPLICANT.

OH, CAUSE ONLY THE APPLICANT? YES.

OKAY, THANK YOU.

YEAH, I'M SORRY.

YOU KNOW.

YEAH.

THAT'S WHY I'M, I'M NOT WASTE MY WHOLE TIME, YOU KNOW, YOU KNOW, I UNDERSTAND THE PEOPLE AROUND, YOU KNOW, BUT, AND I UNDERSTAND BUSINESS TOO.

I UNDERSTAND THAT PEOPLE HAVE A BUSINESS AND I, I KNOW THEY MADE IT BECAUSE I'M HERE.

THE SAME THING ABOUT HER.

BUT, YOU KNOW, I'M HERE NOW, UH, YOU KNOW, AFTER TAKE THE PLACE, YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU KNOW THE PLANNING IS COMING AFTER YOU NEED LIST THE, THE, THE, THE PLACE.

SO I UNDERSTAND THAT PART WITH THEM, YOU KNOW.

BUT THEY NEED TO UNDERSTAND TOO, LIKE, UH, LIKE A PART IS RUNNING A DIFFERENT THING.

YOU KNOW? IT'S, IT'S DIFFERENT PROMOTERS, IT'S DIFFERENT OWNER.

THIS, UH, THIS BUSINESS, NOT THE, THE, THE REAL OWNER.

THEY, THEY, HE NO ROOM.

ALL PARTIES ALWAYS, YOU KNOW? SO I'M A SPANISH AND I DON'T KNOW THAT'S, I I DON'T KNOW IF I SAY GOOD SOMETHING, BUT MY PARTIES USED FOR SPANISH PEOPLE, YOU KNOW.

UH, I DON'T KNOW IF THE, IF THE WORDS GOOD, YOU KNOW, BUT IT IS FOR SPANISH PEOPLE.

I MAY PART JUST FOR SPANISH PEOPLE AND I'M, I'M ALWAYS, I'M OPEN JUST ONE DAY A WEEK AND JUST, IT'S SATURDAY.

I'M NOT OPEN FRIDAY.

AND, AND, UH, AND SUNDAY, NOTHING, JUST, I'M OPEN ONE DAY.

IT'S SATURDAY NIGHT, LIKE NIGHT TO TWO.

AND I HAVE A, YOU KNOW, IF THEY, IF THEY CAN PROVE, UH, IF I SAY THE TRUTH, I GOT MY FACEBOOK, MY INSTAGRAM, I KNOW ABOUT A LOT OF THINGS ABOUT ADVERTISEMENT, LIKE GOOGLES AND EVERYTHING AND ALL MY RECORDS IS IN ON, ON FACEBOOK.

YOU TOO.

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AND, AND ALL MY PARTIES IS SPANISH PEOPLE.

SO I'M VERY STRAIGHT WITH MY PARTIES.

YOU KNOW, I'M RESPECT MY CUSTOMER.

I'M RESPECT MY PEOPLE AROUND ME BECAUSE I'M A BUSINESS.

I'M, I'M A BUSINESS BUSINESSMAN TOO.

I'M, I'M LIKE, UH, TWO WEEKS AGO I SOLD MY LEGAL RESTAURANT FOR THIS BUSINESS TOO.

MY OLD RESTAURANT.

IT WAS, UH, BY HOUSE.

HOUSE, UM, AIRLINES.

YEAH, BY ICE HOUSE.

I WAS FACETIME MEXICAN.

I MAKE PARTIES TOO.

I NEVER HAVE A PROBLEM TOO OVER THERE.

SO, YOU KNOW, UNDERSTAND THE, THE PART FROM THERE AND JUST, I WANNA, THEY UNDERSTAND ME, YOU KNOW? I WANNA MAKE BUSINESS TOO.

LIKE THEM, LIKE I THINK SO THEY IS DIFFERENT THAN ME, YOU KNOW? BUT I WANNA DO SOMETHING FOR MY FAMILY TOO, FOR MY DAUGHTER, FOR MY KIDS, YOU KNOW? AND, AND I'M PROMISE I'MA DO BUS GOOD BUSINESS, YOU KNOW? UH, AND I KNOW THEY NOT NEED TRUST ME, BUT IF THEY WANT TO TRUST ME, THEY CAN GO FIND MY RECORD.

MY NAME IS KEVIN MJI AND THEY CAN FIND ME ON INTERNET, YOU KNOW? AND I NEVER HAVE A PROBLEM WITH MY PARTIES, WITH, I, I MAKE PARTIES CONCERT WITH, UH, 2000 PEOPLE.

I MAKE, UH, PARTIES WITH 600 PEOPLE.

AND, AND THIS HAPPENED LIKE AROUND SIX YEARS, YOU KNOW? AND I NEVER HAVE A PROBLEM WITH SHOOTINGS, WITH DRUGS.

BUT NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER.

BECAUSE I'M VERY STRAIGHT.

I'M, I'M TAKE CARE ABOUT MY BUSINESS.

LIKE, UH, EVEN WHEN IT'S WITH COLD, YOU KNOW, I'M VERY STRAIGHT.

I'M, I'M, I'M, I'M, I'M SAYING NO TO THE DRUGS, YOU KNOW? I, YOU KNOW, I'M VERY STRAIGHT AND, AND I UNDERSTAND ABOUT THE SHOOTINGS AND EVERYTHING, AND I KNOW THAT PROBLEMS NOW AFTER TAKE THE PLACE, YOU KNOW, IF I KNOW I, I HAVE THIS, I HAVE THIS PROBLEM AFTER TAKE THE PLACE, YOU KNOW, I NEVER, I NEVER TAKE THE PLACE, YOU KNOW, BECAUSE I'M, WHEN YOU TAKE A BUSINESS AND YOU GONNA START A BUSINESS, YOU KNOW, THE PROBLEMS COMING AFTER YOU LEASE THE PLACE, YOU KNOW? SO JUST, I RESPECT THEM, YOU KNOW, AND I'M NEW AND, AND IN THAT AREA, AND JUST, I WANT OPPORTUNITY, YOU KNOW, LIKE THE OTHER PEOPLE, YOU KNOW, BECAUSE I WANNA MAKE BUSINESS TOO.

I WANNA MAKE MONEY TOO.

I WANNA TAKE CARE OF MY FAMILY TOO.

LIKE THEM TOO, YOU KNOW? SO YOU GOOD MR. SCH.

ALL RIGHT.

SO, YOU KNOW THAT, THAT'S THE ONLY THING I, I KNOW, YOU KNOW, JUST PLEASE, YOU KNOW, I JUST, I JUST WANNA RESPECT, YOU KNOW, I, I JUST WANNA RESPECT YOU.

I, I, I HAVE MY PHONE NUMBER.

I HAVE MY NAME.

UH, I DON'T KNOW IF THEY WANTED TO, THEY WANT SPEAK WITH ME, YOU KNOW, I CAN, I CAN'T DO EVERYTHING THEY WANT.

LIKE IF I PUT A, LIKE A BAR, BAR A FAN OR SOMETHING, I CAN PAY THEM FOR LIKE, SECURITY OUTSIDE THEY BUILDING AND EVERYTHING, BECAUSE I'M PAID COPS.

I'M PAID SECURITY.

I PAY EVERYTHING, YOU KNOW? SO JUST ONE OPPORTUNITY, LIKE THE OTHER PEOPLE, LIKE YOU, LIKE THEM, LIKE EVERYBODY, YOU KNOW.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

NOW, I WILL CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING AND INVITE COMMENTS FROM THE COMMISSIONERS, COMMISSIONER, BANKS.

WE NEED IT AGAIN, SIR.

UH, THE, WHEN, IF, IF YOU'RE CALLED, YOU CAN, YOU CAN COME UP TO THE, THE PODIUM, THE APPLICANT, CAN YOU COME BACK, CAN COME BACK UP TO THE PODIUM.

ALL RIGHT? YES.

EXCUSE ME.

UH, NO MA'AM.

I DON'T KNOW.

I DON'T KNOW.

YOU KNOW, BECAUSE I'M, I'M DO EVERYTHING WITH MY ACCOUNTANT.

SO, UHHUH, , COMMISSIONER BANKS, CAN, CAN YOU, UH, DEFER THIS ITEM UNTIL, UM, THE BUSINESSMAN AND YOU CAN GET, GET WITH THE COUNCILMAN FOR THE AREA, UH, WHICH IS COUNCILMAN COLE, I MEAN, COUNCILMAN, UM, DUNN.

UM, I THINK A LOT OF THE ISSUE, AND, AND I DEFINITELY RECOGNIZE, UM, WHAT THE CONCERN, AND I'M VERY MUCH FAMILIAR WITH THE TRANSITION OF DALLAS DRIVE, SAY IN THE EARLY EIGHTIES AND NINETIES.

CUZ I TOO WORKED ON DALLAS DRIVE.

AND, UM, THEN THERE WAS, UM, A LITTLE TRANSITION WHERE IT, UM, IT WENT DOWN.

AND I RECENTLY WAS THERE AND SAW THAT IT WAS QUIET.

UM, AND THERE WERE ATTEMPTS TO HAVE MORE OF THE BUSINESSES THAT WE SAW BACK IN THE EARLY EIGHTIES AND NINETIES.

SO, BUT BECAUSE I THINK A LOT OF THE ISSUES, BECAUSE THIS, THIS

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STREET IS HIDDEN OFF THE BEATEN PATH WHERE, UM, THERE IS NOT GOING, WHERE PARKING IS LIMITED BECAUSE FOR THE MOST PART, UH, IT IS SOMEWHAT OF COMMERCIAL.

I MEAN, WELL, BUSINESS, UH, ENTITIES THERE.

I'M NOT SURE WHAT THIS CLUB WAS.

WAS IT A CLUB PREVIOUSLY? YEAH, ALWAYS.

WHAT WAS THE NAME OF IT? UH, I THINK SO.

SO, UH, THE ALL PEOPLE LIKE KNOW, LIKE, UH, ALL DREAMS. IT WAS, IT ALL, ALL DREAMS. YEAH.

DREAMS DREAM.

OH, CLUB DREAM.

YEAH.

OOH, YOU HAVE A BIG PARKING LOT.

OKAY, SO YEAH, I KNOW, I KNOW, I KNOW THE PEOPLE LAUGHING, YOU KNOW, BECAUSE, BUT YOU KNOW, I'M, I'M SPANISH AND I'M NEW AND I'M HERE.

A LOT OF THINGS OFFER OVERTAKE IT, YOU KNOW? I'M SO YOU DIDN'T KNOW THE HISTORY BEFORE YOU? NO, NO MA'AM.

SO ARE YOU, ARE YOU BUYING OR LEASING? I'M LEASING AND I'M, I'M REPAIR ALL BUILDING LIKE, NICE.

AND I'LL SPEAK LIKE SEVEN.

YOU'VE ALREADY STARTED DOING THAT? NO, I'M, I'M, I'M REPAIRING EVERYTHING AND I'M BY MY WHOLE TEAM BECAUSE YOU KNOW THE CITY SAY NO, NO, NO, NO, NO.

I'M SAYING YOU, YOU SAID IF YOU HAD KNOWN THE HISTORY, YOU WOULD NOT HAVE ENTERED INTO THIS.

YES, MA'AM.

OKAY.

AND I'M ASKING YOU, HAVE YOU SIGNED A RENTAL, A AGREEMENT? I'M, I'M WITH THE, WITH THE, WITH THE PLACE.

MM-HMM.

, I SPENT 80, $85,000.

NOW YOU ALREADY SPENT IT ON WHAT? ON MY LIGHTS AND MY SOUND SYSTEM.

YOU KNOW, I PUT TVS, I'M PAINTING AND EVERYTHING, AND TAKE THE LEASE, TAKE THE PLANNING COMMISSION, TAKE EVERYTHING, PERMIT AND EVERYTHING, YOU KNOW, SO, WELL, I, I, THE, THE PLANNING PART, BUT A LOT OF TIMES THERE, THERE WILL BE A CONTRACT BASED ON YOU GETTING THIS APPROVED.

YOU SEE WHAT I'M SAYING? YOU DON'T SPEND THE MONEY.

I KNOW, I UNDERSTAND THAT.

THAT THING IS, THAT'S, I'M TELLING YOU, YOU KNOW, I'M, I'M TRUST.

AND THE THING IS, WHAT THAT WAS, UH, ALWAYS WAS A BAR.

MM-HMM.

, YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING? AND I'M TAKE THE PLACE AND, AND WHEN I'M TAKE THE PLACE, I THINK, SO MY MISTAKE IS, UH, UH, I KNOW ABOUT THE PLAN, THE ZONING WHEN I APPLIED FOR THE AGENCY.

YEAH.

NOT THE ZONING.

SO THE ZONING ISN'T REALLY THE ISSUE AT WHERE IT ISN'T, IT'S THE SUBJECT OF THIS MATTER, BUT THE REASON WHY DREAMS WENT AWAY IS THE ISSUE.

AND THERE, YOU KNOW, I, I CAN'T REMEMBER A LOT ABOUT IT, BUT WE RECENTLY, AND I'M NOT SURE IF IT GOES TOWARDS BUSINESSES AS WELL, BUT IF THERE IS, I KNOW WITH RE WITH A RESIDENT, IF IT IS CONSIDERED A HIGH CRIME AREA BASED ON DATA OR IF ANYBODY THAT IS, UM, THAT LIVES IN THAT AREA AND THEY ARE A VICTIM OF CRIME, THEN THERE ARE, AND I, LIKE I SAID, I DON'T KNOW IF THIS IS FORBID OF JUST HOMEOWNERS OR APARTMENT, BUT THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS THAT THE BUSINESS HAS TO DO.

LIGHTING AND THEIR, UM, SECURITY CAM CAMERAS HAVE TO BE CONNECTED TO B R P D.

SO IT'S A LOT OF THINGS THAT, AND ALSO, AGAIN, I CAN'T REMEMBER ABOUT BUSINESSES, BUT IF THAT IS THE CASE AND WE WOULD NEED TO SEE THEN, UM, YOU CAN RECOUP, RECOUP YOUR MONEY BACK FROM THE HOMEOWNER IF HE DID NOT LET YOU KNOW AND PROVIDE YOU, UH, WITH THE HISTORY.

AND I DON'T REMEMBER, WE JUST DID THIS LIKE 60, 90 DAYS AGO.

BUT IF THE HO, IF THE OWNER DID NOT PROVIDE YOU WITH INFORMATION THAT INDICATES THAT THIS WAS A LOCATION WITH A HISTORY OF CRIME AND GAVE YOU THE REPORTS, THEN UM, THAT THAT OPENS THE DOOR POSSIBLY FOR YOU TO BE OUT OF THIS, RIGHT? YEAH.

BUT THAT, AND I'M JUST TELLING YOU NOW FOR ME, BECAUSE I, I'M, I KNOW WHAT THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT.

UM, EVEN THOUGH I DON'T LIVE IN THE AREA, I'M FAMILIAR WITH IT, I CONCUR AND I WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO SUPPORT THIS.

I WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO SUPPORT IT.

ONE, BECAUSE THE COUNCIL MEMBER HAVEN'T BEEN CONSULTED.

AND I'M SURE THAT'S THE FIRST THING THEY TOLD YOU.

RIGHT? EXCUSE ME.

USUALLY WHEN THERE'S AN APPLICATION, WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU ALL TELL PEOPLE? THE CASE IS POTENTIALLY CONTROVERSIAL AND THERE THERE'S ISSUES AT HAND.

AND THIS PROPERTY HAS A, HAS A HISTORY.

WE ENCOURAGE THE APPLICANT TO ALWAYS REACH OUT TO THEIR COUNSEL PERSON.

ALL RIGHT.

DID HE TELL YOU THAT? NO, I DON'T HEAR.

OKAY.

HE PROBABLY DID.

NO, BUT THAT IS LIKE BEFORE YOU GO ANYWHERE, UM, HAVE YOU MET, LET ME

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SPEAK WITH THE OWNER AND THE OTHER GENTLEMAN THAT'S SUPPORTING YOU.

HAVE EITHER OF YOU REACHED OUT TO COUNCILMAN DUNN? MA'AM, HAVE EITHER OF YOU REACHED OUT TO COUNCILMAN DUNN? I'VE TRIED TO GET IN TOUCH WITH HIM.

MS. BANKS, THE ONLY PROBLEM I HAVE WITH IS I HATE TO SIT HERE AND SAY WE GOING TO DISCRIMINATE ON A NEIGHBORHOOD FOR SOMETHING THAT HAPPENED IN THE PAST.

I RETIRED FROM THE FIRE DEPARTMENT WITH 25 YEARS.

SCOTLANDVILLE WAS THE WORST PLACE IN THE CITY.

BUT I WOULD NOT SAY DON'T PUT A BUILDING IN SCOTLANDVILLE.

I WOULD SAY LET'S SUPPORT IT.

YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING? SO LET ME TELL YOU WHAT I WOULD SAY, CUZ I'M, I'M THIRD THREE GENERATION SCOTLANDVILLE.

SCOTLANDVILLE HAS ALWAYS HAD THE LOWEST CRIME RATING, EVEN TO THIS DAY IN COMPARISON TO THE OTHER NEIGHBORHOOD.

7 0 8 0 5 72.

WE ARE NEVER INCLUDED.

RIGHT? IN THINGS THAT, THAT CAUSE THAT, THAT'S NUMBER ONE.

UNLESS THEY TURN ON THE LIGHTS IN THE OTHER PLACES, THEN THEY COME TO US.

UH, UHUH.

OKAY, LET ME TELL YOU, AS A COUNCILWOMAN FOR DISTRICT TWO, WHEN PEOPLE WANT A CLUB, THEY GOTTA GO GET AN ARCHITECT.

THEY HAVE TO BRING ME PLANS.

THEY DON'T PUT LIPSTICK ON A PIG IN MY DISTRICT.

SO IF YOU, SO YOU GETTING OFF EASY, 85,000 WOULDN'T BE NO MONEY.

TELL'EM BONES.

OH, YOU GO, YOU GONNA SPEND, WE DON'T DO THAT.

WE, SO I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU WERE DOING AT ALLISON, BUT WHAT I KNOW ABOUT SSON IS THAT THEY HAD A HIGH FIRE RATING.

SO IF YOU WERE THE, THE CHIEF WITH THE FIRE RATING, YOU'RE NOT HELPING HIM AT ALL WITH ME.

BUT, BUT, BUT, BUT SO WHAT I'M TELLING YOU, NO, LET'S STICK ON IT.

ALRIGHT? I DON'T PLAY WHEN IT COME TO MY DISTRICT, YOU GONNA SPEND MONEY.

WHEN'S THE LAST TIME YOU ROLLED THROUGH SCOTLAND? YESTERDAY.

SO WHAT DID YOU SEE ON SCOTLAND AVENUE, MS. BANKS.

OKAY, ANYWAY, THAT'S OKAY, RIGHT? CAUSE YOU, YOU, YOU JUST, YOU MADE ME FEEL GOOD WHEN I SAY NO, RIGHT? SO I ABSOLUTELY 100% PICK YOUR FRIENDS WISELY, SIR.

YEAH, I 100% CANNOT SUPPORT THIS CUZ I KNOW WHAT THOSE PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT.

THAT'S NUMBER ONE.

AND YES, THE WAY THE GREAT, THE BEST WAY TO DETERMINE A FUTURE IS THE PAST.

UNLESS YOU HAVE A PLAN AND YOU DON'T HAVE A PLAN AND YOU HAVEN'T TALKED TO THE OTHER STAKEHOLDERS, YOU HAVEN'T TALKED TO THE COUNCILMAN, AND YOU SHOULD NEVER, AS LONG AS YOU'VE BEEN A BUSINESSMAN, PUT $85,000 IN SOMEBODY ELSE BUSINESS, AND YOU DON'T KNOW IF YOU GOT ALL YOUR PERMITS AND STUFF APPROVED THAT ALONE TO ME SO THAT YOU NOT AS ASTUTE AS YOU SAYING YOU ARE.

SO WHEN YOU GET DESPERATE BECAUSE THE FOLKS DON'T COME, THEN YOU ARE GONNA DO WHATEVER IT TAKE TO MAKE YOUR MONEY BACK.

AND THAT'S WHEN THEY BECOME A VICTIM AGAIN.

CAN I GIVE YOU SURE.

ALL RIGHT, MA'AM.

ALL RIGHT.

NOW, I, I DON'T KNOW, NOTHING IS FUNNY FOR ME, YOU KNOW, BECAUSE I DON'T KNOW, BUT, UH, I DON'T KNOW THE HISTORY IN THE PAST.

UH, I KNOW NOW, YOU KNOW, I NEVER DO A PLANNING FOR A BAR.

AND MA'AM, YOU HAVE A BUSINESS, MA'AM.

YOU HAVE A BUSINESS? NO, YOU HAVE A BUSINESS.

I SAID JUST A QUESTION.

IF YOU HAVE A BUSINESS, NO, YOU, YOU, NO.

JUST, JUST, JUST SO WANNA KNOW BECAUSE I JUST WANNA UNDERSTAND THE POINT BEHIND YOUR, YOUR COMMENT, YOU KNOW? OKAY.

JUST, JUST, JUST MY COMMENT.

I SAY, YOU KNOW, I'M COME, WHAT'S THE COMMENT YOU WANT? YOU KNOW, I'M COME TO MAKE A BUSINESS AND I'M GONNA COME WITH THE PAST AND THE THINGS YOU KNOW, BECAUSE I DON'T CARE THE PAST TO TELL YOU TOLD ME ABOUT NINETIES AND EIGHTIES AND 16 YEARS OLD.

A SECOND.

SIR.

SIR, THE PARLIAMENTARY PROCEED RULES.

I ASK FOR POINT OF ORDER.

THAT MEANS MY CHAIRMAN NEEDS TO RECOGNIZE ME FOR THE POINT OF ORDER.

YOU NEED TO STOP TALKING SO HE CAN RECOGNIZE MY POINT OF ORDER.

OKAY? THE POINT OF ORDER.

YES.

THANK YOU.

THANK SIR.

THE SPEAKER HAS TO BE RELEVANT TO THE ITEM ON THE AGENDA, THE BACK AND FORTH WITH MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION AND OR BE OUT OF ORDER.

EITHER HE NEEDS TO HAVE A DIRECTIVE OF WHAT HE NEEDS TO ANSWER FOR THE, FOR THAT MEMBER OF THE COMMISSION AND KEEP HIS SUBJECT MATTER DIRECTLY ON THAT ITEM ITSELF.

AGREED.

OKAY.

SO, SO NOW WE CAN CONTINUE YOU WITH THAT, BUT DIRECTOR GENTLEMAN DID NOT SPEAK TO THE COUNCIL MEMBER OR THE MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION THAT THAT LANGUAGE ASKING QUESTIONS TO HIM BECAUSE WE DON'T ASK QUESTIONS AND I DON'T HAVE MEMBERS OF THE AUDIENCE TO ASK MEMBERS OF HIS BODY QUESTIONS.

AND AS I UNDERSTAND IT, THERE WAS INITIALLY, UH, UH, A REQUEST FOR A DEFERRAL.

IS THAT WHAT YOU WERE ASKING FOR? COMMISSIONER BANKS? OKAY.

THERE IS A MOTION TO DEFER ON THE FLOOR.

YOU CAN 30

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DAYS? YES, YOU CAN REQUEST 60.

ALL RIGHT.

THERE'S A MOTION ON THE FLOOR FOR, UH, TO DEFER FOR 60 DAYS.

IS THERE A SECOND? COMMISSIONER ADDISON HAS SECONDED THAT I DO, DO WE HAVE ANY OBJECTION TO THAT MOTION? THAT MOTION CARRIES IT'S DEFERRED FOR 30 EXCUSE, EXCUSE ME, FOR 60 DAYS.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU MR. CHAIRMAN.

WE CAN NOW MOVE ON TO ITEM 15.

I SPUD 1 23 LOTUS VILLAGE ONE SENIOR HOUSING REVISION ONE.

THIS WAS AN ITEM THAT WAS PULLED OFF THE CONSENT AGENDA FOR, FROM A MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC THAT HAD AN OBJECTION.

THEY HAVE PREVIOUSLY WITHDRAWN THAT OBJECTION.

THEY'VE WITHDRAWN THAT OBJECTION.

I 1 21 LOTUS VILLAGE.

ONE SENIOR HOUSING REVISION ONE PROPERTY IS LOCATED ON THE NORTH SIDE OF SPANISH TOWN ROAD, EAST OF NORTH 16TH STREET COUNCIL DISTRICT 10.

THE APPLICANT IS MAP DESIGN GROUP.

THE APPLICANT IS PROPOSING THREE NEW LOTS FOR A COMMON REFUSE AREA ALONG WITH THE NEW EXTERNAL VEHICULAR CONNECTION TO NORTH 16TH STREET.

FUTURE LAND USE DESIGNATION IS URBAN NEIGHBORHOOD.

I SPUD 1 21 LOTUS VILLAGE, ONE SENIOR HOUSING PROVISION ONE.

STAFF CERTIFIES THAT THE PROPOSED REQUEST MEETS THE MINIMUM CRITERIA OF THE INFILL SMALL PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT BEING CONSISTENT WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, COMPATIBLE WITH SURROUNDING USES AND CONFORMING TO UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT CODE REQUIREMENTS.

WE HAVE NO SPEAKER CARDS ON THE SIDE.

I'M OTHER THAN THE APPLICANT.

OKAY.

I'LL OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING AND ASK THE APPLICANT TO COME FORWARD FOR 15 MINUTES.

HOW Y'ALL DOING? MERRILL PORSCHE MAP DESIGN GROUP.

YOU NEED MY ADDRESS? YES, PLEASE.

32 16 PINE GROVE DRIVE, BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA.

THANK YOU.

UM, THERE WAS CONFUSION WITH THE APPLICANT.

I, I MEAN, THE PERSONS THAT HAD AN ISSUE WITH IT, THEY WERE ACTUALLY NOT, UM, IN THE RIGHT LOCATION.

I WAS ABLE TO SHOW THEM THAT WE ARE NOT ACTUALLY ON THE, ON THEIR PROPERTY.

WE ARE ON THE COUNCIL AID AND PROPERTY.

SO THEY WITHDRAW THEIR MOTION AGAINST THIS PROJECT.

THANK YOU.

AND WE HAVE NO FURTHER, UH, CARDS IN OPPOSITION, MR. DIRECTOR? THAT'S CORRECT.

NO ADDITIONAL SPEAKER CARDS YOU HAVE.

YOU CAN HAVE YOUR 15 MINUTES FOR REBUTTAL IF YOU .

THANK YOU.

I'LL, I'LL CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING AND, UH, OPEN THE FLOOR TO COMMENTS OR, UH, OR MOTIONS.

MOTION TO APPROVE.

MOTION TO APPROVE FROM, UH, COMMISSIONER SCROGGS.

UH, UH, SECONDED.

SECONDED BY, UH, COMMISSIONER LATINO.

ARE THERE ANY OBJECTIONS? HEARING NONE.

THAT MOTION CARRIES.

[18. PUD-1-23 The Village at Magnolia Woods, Final Development Plan]

NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA IS ITEM 18, POD 1 23.

THE VILLAGES AT MAGNOLIA WOODS.

PUT 1 23, THE VILLAGE AT MAGNOLIA WOODS FINAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN PROPERTY IS LOCATED ON THE NORTH SIDE OF HIGHLAND ROAD, EAST OF MAGNOLIA WOOD AVENUE COUNCIL, DISTRICT 12 ROCCO.

THE APPLICANT IS MET ESPINAL.

THE APPLICANT IS PROPOSING A PLAN DEVELOPMENT CONSISTING OF 69 LOW DENSITY SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL LOTS, SIX TOWN HOME LOTS AND 21,650 SQUARE FEET OF OFFICE COMMERCIAL BUILDING SPACE, FUTURE VR LAND USE DESIGNATION IS RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD AND NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER.

POD 1 23, THE VILLAGE OF MAGNOLIA WOODS FINAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN.

STAFF CERTIFIES THAT THE PROPOSED REQUEST IS CONSISTENT WITH THE APPROVED CONCEPT PLAN AND 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.

THE PLANNING COMMISSION OFFICE HAS RECEIVED THREE MESSAGES IN OPPOSITION AND TWO MESSAGES IN FAVOR OF THIS DEVELOPMENT.

THANK YOU MR. DIRECTOR.

AT THIS TIME I'LL OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING AND ASK THE APPLICANT TO COME FORWARD FOR 15 MINUTES OR NOT TO EXCEED 15 MINUTES, MR. CHAIR MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION, WALTER MONSOUR AT 85 55 UNITED PLAZA BOULEVARD WITH CSRS AND WE REPRESENT THE

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DEVELOPER APPLICANT IN THIS CASE, UH, HARVEST COMPANIES.

THIS IS OUR THIRD APPEARANCE BEFORE YOU.

UH, THIS IS FOR THE FINAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN.

THERE HAVE BEEN NO CHANGES SINCE THE PRELIMINARY DEVELOPMENT PLAN, UM, WHICH YOU PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

SO WITH ALL DUE RESPECT, UM, AND RESPECT FOR YOUR TIME AND OTHERS AFTER ME, I WILL NOT BELABOR, UH, THE MATTER THAT WE HAVE DISCUSSED NOW TWO