Development Activity

The following are projects that public notice has been sent via postcard.  The meetings are conducted at Marion City Hall (1225 6th Avenue) unless otherwise noted.  Project information is removed following final action  (approval / denial) by the Marion City Council.  If you are looking for a project not listed please contact the Marion Planning and Development Department at 319-743-6320.

Please click "Staff Report" link for more information regarding the request.  Staff reports are typically provided four (4) days prior to meeting date.

 PROJECT NAME & MEETING DATE / DESCRIPTION STAFF REPORTS / SUPPORTIVE DOCUMENTS 
 DeLong 1st Addition Final Plat and Rezoning
Meeting:  Planning & Zoning Commission - October 9, 2018 at 6:00PM
Meeting:  City Council - TBD
Staff Contact:  David Hockett

The applicant is seeking to final plat portions of property associated with the Longbranch Hotel and corrective action is required for the zoning of the property.  No development / redevelopment is planned at this time.

 

Staff Report Final Plat

Staff Report
Zoning

Emerson School 1st Addition Final Plat
Meeting: Planning & Zoning Commission - October 9, 2018 at 6:00PM
Meeting: City Council - TBD
Staff Contact: Nicole Burlage

The applicant has submitted a final plat for the Emerson School property located at 1400 10th Avenue. This final plat will create one lot for the School, cleaning up the parcel lines as the current building straddles two parcels. 



Staff Report 
Indian Creek Way 1st Addition Final Plat to Linn County
Meeting: Planning & Zoning Commission - October 9, 2018 at 6:00PM
Meeting: City Council - TBD
Staff Contact: Nicole Burlage

The applicant is requesting a farmstead split of an approximately 25 acre parcel. The split would create one lot (farmstead), along with an outlot (remaining farmland), and a lettered lot for public right-of-way dedication.  The property is located south of Indian Creek Way, west of Highway 13. Marion reviews county plats located within 2-miles of the city boundary and makes recommendation to the Linn County Board of Supervisors whom make the final decision. 

 


Staff Report 

Chapter 176 Update - Establishing Use Standards
Meeting:  Planning & Zoning Commission - September 11, 2018 at 6:00PM
Meeting:  City Council - October 4, 2018 at 5:30PM (Initial Reading Approved)
Meeting:  City Council - October 18, 2018 at 5:30PM (2nd Reading)
Meeting: City Council - November 8, 2018 at 5:30PM (Final Reading)
Staff Contact:  Tom Treharne

The City of Marion is seeking to update portions of Chapter 176 (Zoning Regulations), this includes the addition of a new section, Use Standards. 

 

 

Staff Report 

Whispering Estate Addition Final Plat to Linn County
Meeting: Planning & Zoning Commission - August 14, 2018 at 6:00PM (Approved)
Meeting: City Council - TBD
Staff Contact: Nicole Burlage

The applicant is requesting a farmstead split of an approximately 41 acre parcel. The split would create one lot, along with an outlot and a lettered lot.  The property is located south of Martin Creek Road and east of Highway 13. Marion reviews county plats located within 2-miles of the city boundary and makes recommendation to the Linn County Board of Supervisors whom make the final decision. 

 

 

Staff Report

 Draper Alley Vacation & Purchase
Meeting:  City Council - September 20, 2018 at 5:30PM
Staff Contact:  David N. Hockett, AIcP

The applicant is seeking to purchase portions of a vacated alley located between 9th and 10th Streets and north of 6th Avenue.

 Staff Report

 Accessory Structures Zoning Code Update
Meeting:  Planning & Zoning Commission - August 14, 2018
Meeting:  City Council - September 6, 2018 at 5:30PM
Staff Contact:  David N. Hockett, AICP

The City Council has directed staff to create regulations regarding size and locations of accessory structures (Garages / Sheds) on residential properties.

Proposed Amendments 

 Chapter 176 Update - Zoning Regulations
Meeting:  Planning & Zoning Commission - July 10, 2018 (Approved)
Meeting:  City Council - August 23, 2018 at 5:30PM (Initial Reading Approved)
Meeting:  City Council - September 6, 2018 at 5:30PM (2nd Reading Approved)
Meeting: City Council - September 20, 2018 at 5:30PM (Final Reading Approved)
Staff Contact:  Tom Treharne

The City of Marion is seeking to update portions of Chapter 176 (Zoning Regulations) specifically "176.06 Rules and Definitions", "176.33 Non Conforming Uses, Buildings and Structures", 176.04  Establishments of Districts and Map" and "176.51 New Zoning Districts Classifications".  The new zoning districts will eventually replace all existing zoning classifications and will be reflected in a future zoning map update.

Section 176.04

Section 176.06

Section 176.33

Section 176.51 (new)

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