Blood Plasma Facilities
Text Amendment 2019.04
Request:a request to amend various chapters of the Belmont Land Development Code (LDC), establishing regulations for blood plasma facilities within the city. The amendment establishes a definition, identifies the zoning district in which the use is permitted, and establishes new supplemental regulations for the use type.
Background: City staff initiated the proposed text amendment at the end of 2019, after learning of unwanted impacts and concerns associated with a blood plasma facility in the City of Gastonia. Staff evaluated regulations from other municipalities and found a broad range of approaches associated with this land use type. Many jurisdictions classify this use as a medical office or service type of use. A few jurisdictions reported having established regulations to address concerns from residents and business owners in the areas of:
• Loitering by patrons.
• Suspect activity.
• Potential decrease in property value.
• Inadequate parking.
Staff is proposing to amend the following chapters:
Chapter 5- Zoning District Provisions: allow the use in the Highway Commercial zoning district along the Wilkinson Blvd. corridor.
Chapter 6- establish performance standards for the proposed use by right or use by special use permit.
- Planning Board: April 15,2021 at 6:30 pm. Planning Board recommends approval with a modification.
- City Council Public Hearing - Approved by City Council.
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