Signs notify the public of upcoming rezoning hearings for the west side of Madison Street between Seventh and Eighth streets.

Rezoning requests on Madison and Main streets are on the P&Z agenda 

One block on the west side of Madison Street wasn’t rezoned with the others

The Webb City Planning and Zoning Commission has received requests to change property zones from residential to commercial – and visa versa.

The requests will be heard during the commission’s monthly meeting, which will be held at 5:45 p.m. Monday, May 17. (Meetings are normally at 5:45 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month.)

Shane Burns, of Burns Investments, is requesting that the zoning for four properties he owns on South Madison Street be changed from R-1 (single family residential) to C-2 (commercial). The addresses are 1016 W. Seventh St. (south of Dominoes), 706 S. Madison St., 710 S. Madison St. and 714 S. Madison St.

As houses were removed to build City Pointe shopping center, there was a surge of Madison Street homeowners getting their lots zoned for the possibility of more commercial development. But then the economic collapse of 2008 occurred.

It would seem logical that the rezoning surge included the lots on the west side of Madison Street between Seventh and Eighth streets. But that wasn’t the case.

The city is requesting the two other lots on the block that Burns doesn’t own also be rezoned from R-1 to C-2. They are 720 S. Madison St., owned by Michael and Kimberly Emery, and 724 S. Madison St., owned by Robert and Pamela Dart.

Also on the commission’s agenda is a request by Schuber Mitchell Homes to rezone two lots in the 500 block of N. Main Street from C-2 to R-1. A house and church on the lots have been demolished.

The city has another request before the commission – to vacate the alley north of Webster Primary Center, which is where the new American Legion building will be constructed. 

These structures in the 500 block of North Main Street (still visible on Google Maps) have been cleared to make way for new houses. 

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