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Armory Update Part 2.5

with 3 comments

In yesterday’s post about the possible developments at the old National Guard Armory at Oakland and Sycamore, I noted that almost any use would require rezoning the property – likely to PUD (planned unit development). I expressed some concern that even zoning the Armory PUD wouldn’t permit a wide enough range of uses.

A reader with knowledge of the city code wrote in to suggest that BPL (planned business district) might be a more appropriate option. I took a look at the code and I agree. BPL would allow all the uses Wallace is considering for the property and would also allow residential use permitted in R-3 districts. Click here to take a look at the BPL ordinance and see for yourself.

Thanks to the reader who suggested BPL as an option!

Comments are welcome.


Written by The Carbondale Observer

February 29, 2012 at 7:45 am

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  1. My favorite use – Telegraph communication offices. I know what a telegraph is, but what is a Telelgraph office?


    March 6, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    • PtG – Ha! I think you can also carve stone tablets in a BPL. I’m pretty sure that’s a special use though. You can see why I’m constantly complaining about our obsolete zoning code. Telegraph offices? Unbelievable.

      The Carbondale Observer

      March 7, 2012 at 9:21 am

  2. There is a neat document about what is wrong with Carbondale zoning, on the city website. The example of secondary retail not allowing stuff that is a super bad neighbor for residential sure made sense. In other words, the city knows already?


    March 7, 2012 at 12:35 pm

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