A rezoning request for the property outlined in green now goes to the Webb City Council.

P&Z advances R-3 zoning request to city council

Joplin Council approves 281-lot Emeral Glades subdivision on North St. Louis Street

The Webb City Planning and Zoning Commission on Monday advanced a rezoning request to allow the construction of multi-family housing across from Granny Shaffer’s restaurant on Range Line.

The change request – from single-family (R-1) to multi-family (R-3) – was submitted by Sunnyvale Investments, of Jasper. It will now be on the City Council’s agenda as a proposed ordinance.

An estimated 20 residents from the Oakland Village neighborhood attended the meeting in opposition.

It’s been several years since a previous rezoning request was denied.

The request includes a 10.35-acre tract that is on the south side of Kennedy Lane and west side of Myrtle Road. Only a small portion fronts Range Line Road. It is north of the drive-up ATM owned by Great Southern Bank at 2711 N. Range Line Road.

Two lots at the corner of Kennedy Lane and Range Line Road are also owned by Sunnyvale Investments and are zoned R-1.

Also headed to the city council is a request by Burns Investments to rezone 3.4 acres west of Wingfield Apartments for more apartments (R-3). The land is currently zoned for agriculture (A-1).

Jason Hamlin’s request to rezone 1001 W. Daugherty St. from industrial (I-2) to R-2 was withdrawn prior to the meeting.

Emeral Glades’ smaller lot sizes said to be popular these days

Joplin approves rezoning for 281-lot Emeral Glades subdivision across St. Louis Ave. from Webb City

The Joplin City Council on Monday completed the rezoning of 82.61 acres for a planned urban development (PUD) to contain 281 lots.

The request to change the zoning from single-family residential (R-1) to R-1-PD, was requested by the Jason H. and Debra S. Gaskill Family Trust, which has sold the property to Schuber Mitchell Homes.

PUD zoning allows lots to be smaller than they are in regular R-1 areas. Schuber Mitchell has developed the Stadium View PUD in Webb City, and is about to start building more than 500 houses in the Hawthorn Hills PUD in Oronogo.

A rationale expressed during a May 2 public hearing was that the smaller lots will allow preservation of wetlands on the Gaskill property, which is southwest of the intersection of St. Louis Avenue and Mt. Hope Road.

Troy Nebo, representing Schuber Mitchell, said during the hearing that the goal is to develop the Emeral Glades subdivision in the next three years, depending on the demand for houses.

City staff recommended the rezoning. Troy Bolanader, director of planning, development and neighborhood services, said the lot sizes in the United States are decreasing and that 50-x120-foot lots are popular in Joplin now.

After the public hearing, the Joplin Planning and Zoning Commission voted 4-2 to recommend that the city council deny the request.