Mason City council to hold public hearings on rezoning requests tonight

MASON CITY — The City Council in Mason City tonight will consider a pair of rezoning applications at their regularly scheduled meeting. 


== The first proposal is to rezone the property at 1007 4th Southwest from the “Z2” sub-urban zoning district to a “Z4” multi-use zoning district. The property is the former Blackmore Nursery site and also includes four residential lots, of which three are developed. RCP Investment intends to purchase the property and redevelop it in the future. 


== The second proposal is to rezone property at 15 North Taft from “Z3” general urban zoning to “Z4” multi-use zoning. The lot on the northeast corner of State and North Taft is undeveloped. It was platted in 1997, with the applicant stating that he is looking to develop the property in a way that would properly serve the neighborhood and the community. 


Neither project proposal currently has a concept plan submitted to the city’s Development Review Committee. The Z4 multi-use district allows a blend of higher-intensity residential forms, lodging, office, commercial/retail, automotive and civic uses. 


Both rezoning requests require a public hearing, which will be held prior to the council’s consideration at their meeting at 7 o’clock tonight in the Mason City Room of the Public Library.