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Bellevue board rezones properties, approves two plat requests

By Rich Palzewic
Staff Writer

BELLEVUE – The Bellevue village board approved rezoning two properties and a pair of plats at its Wednesday, May 13, meeting.

The first parcel is located between Monroe Road (County Highway GV) and Bower Creek Road, just north of the boundary with the Town of Ledgeview.

Currently, the land is zoned A-2 Agriculture, but Seville Properties requested portions of the parcels be rezoned to B-3 Intensive Business, R-3 Multi-Family and R-1 Single-Family Residential.

An official map amendment request was also approved that revised the proposed street network, which is consistent with the proposed zoning districts and typical development patterns within the zoning request.

“Rezoning sets the table for future development, but it doesn’t mean development is imminent,” said Andrew Vissers, director of community development. “The request is to rezone the property into several different districts.”

Vissers said there would be 5.4 acres rezoned to B-3, and the R-3 rezoning would be 15 acres.

“Over half of the R-3 rezoning wouldn’t be able to be developed due to the environment and wetlands,” Vissers said. “Because of that, you wouldn’t get a very dense area of development here.”

The other piece of land is located on the northwest corner of Willow Road and Huron Road (County Highway EA).
Currently zoned A-3, the board approved the rezoning to R-1.

Vissers said the applicant also asked for R-2 duplex rezoning on two lots on the parcel.

“Staff is generally for the request, except for the R-2 zoning,” he said. “We feel it’s inconsistent with the comprehensive plan that shows it’s low-density single-family. There’s already been some development there, and people have bought into it thinking it’s R-1. To change it now would create some issues for some of the residents who have invested in the area.”

Both of the rezoning proposals passed unanimously.

To go along with the rezoning of the Willow Road/Huron Road area, Paul Kosmoski, Moski Corporation owner, asked for approval of the preliminary plat for an extension of the Willow Grove subdivision.

Vissers said the final plat would still need to be submitted to the village.

“It would consist of 21 single-family residential lots, one commercial lot and one outlot,” he said. “The parcel is slightly less than 26 acres.”

Finally, Nicole Meacham, of Meacham Realty, sought approval of a final plat of the Whispering Willow subdivision.

It would consist of 26 single-family residential lots and one outlot located generally east of Ontario Road at the future extension of Lazy Oak Court.

“There have been some minor tweaks in the design, but other than that, it’s been fairly consistent with what was proposed and approved in the preliminary plat,” Vissers said.

Both of the plat requests were also unanimously approved.

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