Marble Cliff Village Council Monday held first reading of an ordinance to rezone the former Custom Coach site on Dublin Road at Cardigan Avenue from its current B-2 Highway and General Business zoning to PDD Planned Development District.

Marble Cliff Village Council Monday held first reading of an ordinance to rezone the former Custom Coach site on Dublin Road at Cardigan Avenue from its current B-2 Highway and General Business zoning to PDD Planned Development District.

Exxcel Project Management is requesting the rezoning. The company plans to purchase the two buildings at the site and move its headquarters into a portion of the main building. Exxcel will seek to lease the remaining space in that building and in the second building for office/service use.

Village solicitor Mitch Banchefsky presented council Monday with a staff report regarding Exxcel's PDD preliminary plan and rezoning application.

Banchefsky said he, Mayor Rich Murray, village engineer Don Mares and fiscal officer Cindy McKay met Dec. 31 to review the plan.

Staff supports the proposed preliminary plan with the recommendation that changes in the development text and concerns stated in the report, as well as other concerns that may be raised by council members or residents, be satisfactorily addressed, he said.

Regarding the plan's section on permitted uses, staff 's recommendations include:

Remove restaurants as a permitted use in both buildings.

Remove drive-in commercial uses, manufacturing and industrial services, warehouses and wholesale services as permitted uses in the front building and changed to conditional use subject to approval by council in the rear building.

Allow broadcasting offices and stations to remain as a permitted use in both buildings, but require separate approval for any transmission towers or dishes.

Regarding the development standards text in the plan, the staff recommendations include:

No accessory buildings may be added to the property.

The village will retain the right to require the applicant to be responsible for any improvements to Cardigan Avenue identified by a traffic study and required by the village engineer and to restore Cardigan to its pre-construction condition.

The staff report also recommends the applicant should provide an existing tree preservation list for both properties and that hours restricting the coming, going and idling of trucks and equipment to the property should be specifically detailed.

Exxcel representatives will meet with village officials on Friday morning to discuss the staff report and come to a final agreement that can be presented to council.

Council will hold a public hearing on the rezoning request at 7 p.m. Monday.

The developer proposed and council agreed to allow Exxcel to hold an open house at the Custom Coach site on Monday prior to the public hearing. A time for the open house will be finalized at Friday's meeting.

Council will hold a third reading and may vote on the rezoning request at its regular meeting on Feb. 18.

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