Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Dixon planners to discuss design of tire cent

Dixon planners to discuss design of tire center
Posted: 11/17/2009 01:01:27 AM PST

A new tire business is rolling into Dixon.

Les Schwab Tire Center would like to build a 13,351-square-foot auto service facility on 2 acres.
Planning commissioners will vote today on the design review and a lot line adjustment, merging two parcels into one.
The new tire center would be on the east side of North First Street and north of Ramos Oil/Shell gas station and convenience store.
The plan consists of building an auto service facility that includes a showroom, storage warehouse, seven auto service bays and an open-ended truck canopy for larger vehicles.
The Tractor Supply Co. building is to the north of the proposed site, while Gymboree is to the east.
About four years ago, the Planning Commission and City Council approved a request to divide one 12-acre parcel into nine parcels and a request for three buildings totaling 18,824 square feet of retail, at the southeast corner of North First Street and Vaughn Road.
According to city staff, the applicant, Panattoni, did not construct the 18,824 square feet of retail space.
Tractor Supply Co. did, however, build a 24,727-square-foot building and about 25,000 square foot of outside display area on 3.82 acres just north of the project site.
In other action, commissioners will consider amending the land-use designation for two possible sites from nonmulti-family land use to high-density residential.
The Housing Element, according to Community Development Director David Dowswell,
must be updated every five years as part of the city's general plan.
"The intent of the a Housing Element is to provide for the housing needs of Dixon's projected growth for all sectors of the population regardless of income, age or ethnicity," the report said.
Dowswell, explained that, the city needs to identify at least 10 acres of land that can have the land use and zoning changed to accommodate an additional 250 units.
The General Plan Advisory Committee identified three potential sites that could be re-designated, one of which is not being considered at this time due to the owner's request and because it has some fairly expensive drainage issues that would need to be solved, according to city staff.
The staff report said that the highest priority site is on the west side of North First Street, just south of Stratford Avenue and north of West H Street. The other location is on the east side of North First Street and south of North Lincoln Street.
The Dixon Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chamber, 600 East A St.