Annexations solve zoning problems for some

By Sarah Brown
Lebanon Local

Following four public hearings at a Sept. 20 meeting, the Lebanon Planning Commission:

Next to Walgreen’s

Approved changes to the city’s Comprehensive Plan and Zoning maps, and a minor land partition for property along the northeast side of Highway 20, across from Walmart. First, 1.33 acres would be partitioned off a 5.69-acre parcel that’s designated as mixed use. Then the smaller lot would be redesignated as a commercial and highway commercial use.
The applicant, KLASH LLC, plans to construct and operate a car wash facility in that smaller lot, just north of Walgreens. Those plans, however, will be reviewed at a future hearing date, said Community Development Director Kelly Hart.

B Street

Approved the annexation of about .33 acres of residential mixed density property located 155 Taylor St., situated between Russell Drive and Taylor Street.

Approved the annexation of about .31 acres consisting of two parcels at 645 and 685 W. B Street, zoned residential mixed density. According to Rachel Adamec, a representative of Linn County, the county owns the property, which were tax foreclosed properties. She said the county plans to auction the properties off. While annexation is not a requirement for the county prior to the sale, Adamec said the county believes the move is a beneficial one for both the county and the neighborhood.

Wassom Street

Approved the annexation of about .37 acres at 870 Wassom St., located on the south side of Wassom Street between Stoltz Hill Road and S 7th Street, zoned residential mixed density.
Neighbors who abut the property off Walker Street said they have complaints about the subject parcel, alleging it has a failed septic system with leaking sewage and foul smells. The applicant’s representative, Laura LaRoque of Udell Engineering, responded that there is a concurrent application in process to divide the property into two parcels and, having done so, the property will be required to tie-in to city services, which will solve the problem.