UPDATE: City Manager Colleen O'Toole says a public meeting tonight to discuss rezoning property in the area of the proposed "Project Tim" is not specifically connected to that project. She responded to an inquiry from Durand Now saying, "The zoning change is more procedural. We have been marketing the property for this type of industrial use but had yet to formally zone it in the correct manner. We are gearing up for a major Master Plan update in 2019 and looking to resolve a lot of inconsistencies like this. The new zoning district would be appropriate for a development like Project Tim, but as of right now we do not have any new information on their status or timeline."
The Durand Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of Durand City Hall, 215 W. Clinton Street., Durand, Michigan 48429, at which time the commission will consider the Proposed Text Amendments and Zoning Map Amendments to the City of Durand Zoning Ordinance:
1. Section 1000A, 1-2 Heavy Industrial District: Create new zoning district that would permit and regulate heavy industrial uses within the City of Durand;
2. Various Chapters: Minor text adjustments throughout the current Zoning Ordinance that alter the existing references from I Industrial District to I-1 Industrial District, and new references to the I-2 Heavy Industrial District; and
3. Zoning Map Amendments: Two parcels located on the eastside of Durand Road north of the Holly Drain with the parcel identification numbers of 020-82-001-005-00 and 020-82-001 00600 are proposed to be rezoned from I Industrial Zoning District classification to proposed 1-2 Heavy Industrial Zoning District classification and modifications to Zoning Map, changing all map references from I Industrial captions to 1-1 Industrial Zoning District captions. See map below for additional locational information regarding the proposed I-2 rezonings.