SYRACUSE — Oakwood’s petition will not be on the agenda for the Syracuse Board of Zoning Appeals meeting Thursday, July 15. After review and research by the Kosciusko County Area Planning Commission’s attorney, it has been advised the Syracuse Board of Zoning Appeals’ hearing should not move forward.
Oakwood was seeking, in its original request, for a reduction in densities, reduction in lot sizes, reduction in setbacks, and the uses as listed on the plan and in the hearing last month.
At this point, the hearing will be dropped from the agenda., said Matt Sandy, assistant planner.
In order for a planned unit development to be considered and/or move forward, the zoning ordinance would first have to be amended to allow for planned unit developments as dictated by state law.
For this to happen, the plan office would need to draft an ordinance amendment and then advertise for a public hearing. From there, APC would make a recommendation to the Kosciusko County Commissioners, and they would act on it. At this point, that process has not begun, Sandy said.