|Tom Smith, Assistant City Manager
In their meeting held on July 28, 2020, the City Council motioned to send the application for a rezone back to the Planning and Zoning Commission for clarification on the City of Loveland Code of Ordinances Chapter 1115.06: Standards for Zoning Map Amendments. The proposed re-zone is for property located at approx. North Second Street (St. Rt. 48) south of the Sentry Hill Subdivision. The proposed re-zone would go from Residential- Medium Density (R-MD) to Residential- Multi Family (R-MF).
The Planning and Zoning Commission met this month to review a proposed zoning text amendment. The amendment, if approved by council, would add a definition for retail warehousing to the Planning and Zoning Code, and add it as a permitted use in the Light Industrial (L-I) zoning district. At the meeting, the Planning and Zoning Commission also began discussion on the process for conducting an in-house review and amendments of the City’s Planning and Zoning Code. While this work by the commission will be a lengthy one, it will save the City considerable money over hiring a consultant to conduct the task.
The Building and Zoning department is in the development of converting its applications, permits, payment methods, and processes to digital formats. With this conversion nearly all functions of the department will be digital and online.
The City would like to welcome Paramount Residential Mortgage Group (PRMG) to the Downtown District. PRMG will be opening a Loveland office in the former Cincy Shirts location at 295 West Loveland Avenue. PRMG has nearly 180 branches throughout the country and will be a nice addition to the City’s downtown business district.
The Loveland Life Pantry received a permit for interior alterations. They will be moving into the Shoppers Haven Shopping Center. Section D of the development taking place at the NorthStar Church received its temporary occupancy permit; just in time for school to start. The Tiger Express Laundromat also received their permit for interior alterations.