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Clark County

January 24, 2013

Jeffersonville property destruction delayed, for now

Six months given to make home inhabitable

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JEFFERSONVILLE —

Corbin added the city has received about three complaints per month on the property.

But the board of public works was willing to offer a temporary reprieve to the homeowner.

City Attorney Les Merkley said the requirements for allowing more time to repair the property include 30 days to improve the outside of the home with siding and gutters, that the structure be habitable within six months and the city is to be provided monthly progress reports.

Before the vote, Mayor Mike Moore confirmed with Albertson that if the requirements are not met the home will be demolished.

“Within 30 days, if this has not been done, do you understand what we’re going to be doing?” he asked.

She agreed and the board approved delaying the destruction of the property unanimously.

 

Development proposal

Preliminary conversations regarding a proposed development on two parcels of land totaling 25 acres off of Veterans Parkway, adjacent to Williams Station was brought before the board Wednesday.

A developer has considered building a number of multi-family units on the site, but would need to have a zoning change approved in order to do so.

Corbin said the property is currently zoned M1 for low-density, multifamily dwellings — which would allow a single structure to house up to four units — but the developer had been inquiring about a higher density designation.

Concerns about a potential development on the site included that previous proposals on the property saw significant opposition from the neighbors and there would need to be several layers of approval if the zoning were to change.

“There would be multiple public hearings if a proposal was in fact put on the table,” Corbin said.

But there has been no proposal offered on the property.

“At this time, it’s a moot point because no one has even brought plans to be reviewed,” said Public Works Coordinator Rick Lovan.

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