Carlsbad City Councilors approved a zoning change consolidating nearly an acre of land on Old Cavern Highway Tuesday night.
BES Properties asked for the change from Residential 1 District (R-1) to Commercial 2 District (C-2) to join two properties at 109 Old Cavern Highway, read a Carlsbad City Council document.
City Planner Jeff Patterson said BES planned to use the land to extend a commercial yard.
Patterson said the piece of property is just west of BES Properties current location.
The Residential 1 District is intended to accommodate moderate density single-family residential development and to provide land-use protection for areas that develop in such a manner. There shall be a maximum of one primary residence per lot for R-1 Residential District Zoning, per City of Carlsbad planning regulations.
The Commercial 2 District is intended to accommodate community and regional-scale retail and commercial uses. Such uses are regulated in order to be compatible with surrounding uses and existing infrastructure, planning regulations indicated.
Patterson said the City and Carlsbad Planning and Zoning (P and Z) Commission agreed to the zoning change during a meeting March 1.
In the application, Tanner Holt of BES Properties said the zone change would not impact the public health, safety or general welfare of the properties close to his.
Councilors agreed to pass three other recommendations from the planning and zoning committee Tuesday night, including a request from Bobby and Michelle Smith to zone nearly 0.23 acres on at 400 West Kircher Street to R-1.
“This is a correction of a survey mistake. It’s a legal way of applying for R-1,” Patterson said.
He said when right-of-way was acquired for the reconstruction of San Jose Boulevard zoning was not applied to the piece of property.
Zone changes from C-2 to Residential 2 District (R-2) for property at 2510 San Jose Boulevard was granted by Councilors.
Patterson said the acreage was 0.51 acres and the applicant wanted to place a double-wide manufactured home on the back of the property for a relative.
The Residential 2 District is intended to accommodate higher density single-family, duplex, multiple family, and mobile home parks and subdivisions and to provide land-use protection for areas that develop in such a manner, per planning regulations.
Nearly 0.99 acres of property were changed from C-2 to C-1 east of 404 Harper Street.
According to City Council documents, applicant Sally Fernandez requested the change to place a double-wide manufactured home on the property and needed the zone change for some commercial uses.
City Council documents noted the land is currently vacant with some trucks parked on it.
Mike Smith can be reached at 575-628-5546 or by email at MSmith@currentargus.com or @ArgusMichae on Twitter.