City approves ordinances changing zoning classifications in two areas of the city

The Madison City Commission has approved an ordinance changing the zoning classification of property located in the northeast part of the city.  During their meeting Monday, commissioners unanimously approved changing the zoning classification of an agricultural area located east of Northeast 11th Street and north of Heatherwood Avenue.  The zoning will change from its current R-90 and agricultural classifications to the city’s R-60 zoning classification to allow for higher density housing.

Mayor Roy Lindsay said that the R-60 zoning classification will allow for town homes or twin homes to be built on property lots in this area, something that will be positive for those who want to live and work in Madison.

Lindsay also talked in length during Monday’s meeting about the drainage issues in this area of the city, and said that development will help solve some of those problems.

The request for the change in zoning classification for this property came from Nielson Development, LLC of Harrisburg, and the owner of the property is Randy Wiese of Madison.

Also during Monday’s meeting, commissioners approved an ordinance changing the zoning classification of land located south of Southwest 2nd Street between Union and Blanche Avenues from Light Manufacturing to General Residence (or R-20).  The request for the change in zoning classification for this property came from the Domestic Violence Network and the owner of the property is Mountain Holdings, Incorporated of Madison.

More from Monday’s Madison City Commission meeting can be found through the meeting video