Bevelheimer hopes to have Comprehensive Plan ready by spring

Posted: Dec. 11, 2012 11:01 pm Updated: Jan. 1, 2013 11:15 pm

By STEVE EIGHINGER Herald-Whig Staff Writer

Chuck Bevelheimer is hoping to have a new City Comprehensive Plan ready to present to City Council by early 2013.

The director of planning and development for the city, Bevelheimer told the Plan Commission on Tuesday night that following a public hearing in January concerning the Comprehensive Plan, he hoped to conclude the review process by spring, or possibly before.

The public hearing for the Comprehensive Plan will be at the 7 p.m. Jan. 8 meeting of the Plan Commission.

"This Comprehensive Plan is a neighborhood plan, and it will be the first new one since 1986," Bevelheimer said. "If a plan is working, it can last 20 to 25 years."

Bevelheimer said the "neighborhood plan" should not be confused with two other Comprehensive Plans in use by the city, the Broadway Corridor Plan and the Central Business District Plan. Both of those have been in effect since 1996, Bevelheimer said.

Prolonging the development of the Comprehensive Plan that will deal with neighborhoods has been the slower-than-expected release of data from the 2010 U.S. Census. Bevelheimer said the city is still waiting for more statistical material for Quincy and the rest of Adams County, and if the information is not released in coming months, the Comprehensive Plan will proceed without it.

"Some of the data will have to be amended at a later date," he said.

In other action, the Plan Commission approved:

º A one-lot subdivision of a property at 2900 Saddlebrook being divided into two lots under the "small tracts" provision of the Subdivision Ordinance. The subdivision will be known as Tierra Vista.

º A request by Quinsippi Properties Inc./Delta Tire for a special permit to use the property at 1031 Vermont for storage, light mechanical services and additional parking.

º A request by Steve Schutte for a special permit to register second, third and fourth dwelling units on property at 2206-2208 Cedar.