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January 3, 2019, City Council Regular Meeting
11. Motion to Rezone 1408 and 1410 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd from B-G to TC-2 (Petitioner: Harold Yellin and Josh Yellin as agents for Nicholas Finland)
Strategic Priority
Neighborhood Revitalization

Harold Yellin and Josh Yellin, as agents for Nicholas Finland, Petitioner (File No. 18-006343-ZA), are requesting to rezone two parcels on the east side of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., north of E. 31st St., from B-G (General Business) to Mid-City TC-2 (Mid-City Traditional Commercial).  The subject site, featuring two parcels, is approximately 16,698 square feet (0.38 acres) in area and is located at the northeast corner of Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd and E. 31st St.  The smaller parcel (2,925 sq. ft.) is currently improved with a one-story commercial building while the larger parcel (13,773 sq. ft.) is improved with a one-story commercial/automotive-use building.

The site is not currently within a local historic district but is directly adjacent to the Victorian District to the north and the Cuyler Brownville District across MLK, Jr. Blvd. to the west.

The two parcels comprising the subject site are proposed to be brought into the Mid-City district with a TC-2 zoning designation as part of the city’s Mid-City expansion effort. While this would effectively approve the TC-2 district for the subject site, the petitioner requests to keep this application as a separate agenda item in the instance that action on the Mid-City expansion is delayed.

The subject site is located within the MLK/Montgomery Street Urban Redevelopment Area; Mid-City properties within this area are afforded extra flexibility in terms of residential density and building height.

On December 11, 2018, the Planning Commission voted to recommend approval of the request.


If the Mid-City western expansion is approved, accept the withdrawal of this petition.

If the Mid-City western expansion is delayed, approval of this petition.

Bridget Lidy, Planning & Urban Design Director
Financial Impact
Review Comments
1408-1410 MLK Jr Blvd 20181211 Planning Commission Recommendation.pdf
1408-1410 MLK Jr Blvd Zoning and Aerial Maps.pdf
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