Used Cars Springfield Ohio – Rezonation requests for many proposed cars on East High Street have been rejected because they are not suitable for the environment, local leaders said. Springfield city commissioner unanimously refused Tuesday’s rezoning of the proposed half-acre car at 2440 E. High St. Members of the Springfield City Planning Board also recommended in January to refuse the request.
If rezoning from office to commercial community district is approved, developers will also have to receive conditional use permission from the Zoning Board Appeals, Springfield Planning, Zoning and Code Administrator Stephen Thompson said.
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Southern Vienna resident Ryan Gould bought the property for $ 50,000 in November. Previously served as an office for local drug and alcohol treatment centers.
Gould wants to start his first business and is in the process of getting a car dealer license, he said. Property zoning must be changed so that Gould can continue his license, he said. Gould knew that the property was not properly zoned for many cars when he bought it.
“I think you are a genuine person who is trying to do something valuable but I don’t think it suits the environment,” Springfield Mayor Copeland said. “I hope you can get your money back from that and I hope you can find a better place to have a lot of used cars.”
City Commissioner David Estrop voted against the proposed car to protect the environment, he said.
“We must protect and build and strengthen our settlement environment, not tear it apart,” Estrop said.
City staff members can work with Gould to find other properties that are really categorized for used car parks, Estrop said.
Current zoning makes sense, said City Commissioner Kevin O’Neill. New zoning will allow for property to be bigger, he said.
“That’s a problem,” O’Neill said.
Gould told the commissioner that he did not think that traffic would be a problem in the proposed place.
“I do not believe that there will be many entering and leaving compared to the doctor’s office,” he said. “I think the doctor’s office will have more cars in and out.”
About 3,000 square feet of property will be set aside for parking, Gould said, providing around six to eight spaces for public parking. The total space is around 9,700 square feet, he said. The building had been empty for several years, Gould said.
“I have a great intention to smooth it out, make the outside look good,” Gould said. “I plan to keep my lot neat and not congested.”
The office of the local insurance agent Anna Husted is located next to the property at 2444 E. High St. He also has a rental house on the other side of the property.
The developer said he could have between four and 10 cars to sell in the parking lot, Husted said.
“This is really worrying because after approval, there is no way to monitor how many vehicles he has,” Husted said.
A similar car converted from an office on Burnett Road has become a sight-wrecking because of the number of cars in the parking lot, Husted said.
“It’s very crowded,” he said.
Many also will not match the historical characteristics of the environment, Husted said.
“People come down (Interstate 70) down High Street to see Frank Lloyd Wright’s house and they will see lots of cars,” he said. “That shouldn’t be allowed.”
Cars parked along the road will block the sign, Husted said. Traffic and crime will increase, while property values will decrease, he said.
“Who wants to buy a house or rent it next to a used car?” Husted asked.
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