Marble Cliff Village Council held a third reading Feb. 18, but did not act, on an ordinance to rezone the former Custom Coach site from its current B-2 Highway and General Business zoning to PDD Planned Development District.

Marble Cliff Village Council held a third reading Feb. 18, but did not act, on an ordinance to rezone the former Custom Coach site from its current B-2 Highway and General Business zoning to PDD Planned Development District.

Exxcel Project Management, which plans to purchase the site, has agreed to all the changes suggested in the village staff report except one, village solicitor Mitch Banchefsky said.

The staff report recommends that manufacturing, warehousing and wholesale service uses be defined as "conditional," meaning they would require review and approval by village council, he said. The developer believes those uses should be included in the list of permitted uses under PDD zoning.

Attorney Mike Shannon, representing Exxcel, told council the company has already agreed to a number of changes and revisions in the development text.

"I don't want to lose credit for all the moves we have already made to try to build consensus for the approval of the Planned Development District rezoning," he said. "We feel we've made enough concessions so these uses should be permitted uses and not conditional uses."

One of the revisions agreed to by the developer adds a paragraph to the text that states all uses of the property "will not be objectionable by reason of odor, radiation, noise, vibration, cinders, gas fumes, dust, smoke, refuse matter or water-carried waste."

Shannon said the new provision provides protection and safeguards to the village that should allow manufacturing, warehousing and wholesale services to be included in the list of permitted uses in PDD zoning.

Exxcel plans to purchase the two buildings at the Custom Coach site on Dublin Road at Cardigan Avenue.

The company plans to move its headquarters into a portion of the main building at the front of the property and seek to lease the remaining space in that building and in the second building for office/service use.

Other revisions to the development text Exxcel has agreed to include:

Clarifying the text by stating that "any warehouse/manufacturing use of the existing building in sub-area A (the front building) will be limited to no more than 20 percent of the building's existing square footage, which is a reduction from the current area devoted to such uses."

Adding a provision that any manufacturing or warehousing use permitted in the rear building (sub-area B) be limited to no more than 90 percent of the total gross floor area of the building(s) located in the area.

Limiting all outside activities to the hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Limiting refuse collection hours to between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Adding language to the provision that following any construction traffic or activity to and from the site occurring along Cardigan Avenue, Exxcel will restore

Cardigan to its pre-construction condition. The additional language states the developer could instead apply, subject to the village's discretion, the cost of restoring Cardigan to its pre-construction condition to the improvement of Cardigan Avenue by the village.

The village and Exxcel are expected to continue to discuss the conditional use issue before council's next scheduled meeting on March 16.