The Planning Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 120 Maple Street with a full agenda.
A public hearing on a proposal to rezone less than one acre of land will begin the session. The proposal is to rezone less than one acre of land directly behind the Sunoco Station at 802 High Street from residential to commercial. The commission will decide if the rezoning should be recommended to the City Council.
Plans call for this land to be combined with adjacent land already zoned commercial for a site for a restaurant with a drive-through. Kendall House, Inc applied for the rezoning.
The commission will then take up two issues for which it is expected to set public hearings for its January 28 session.
One issue is a plan for an apartment complex on the south side of Reimer Road. Plans call for 147 ranch-style apartments to be built in two phases on more than 23 acres. The commission is expected to set a public hearing at 7 p.m. January 28 on this proposal.
The second issue is a proposal for an Aquatic Center at 625 Broad Street. The commission is expected to set the public hearing for 7:30 p.m.
The Aquatic Center is planned for a three-acre site north of the city's new Community Center. Plans call for the Center to have a leisure pool, a lap pool and a slide splashdown.
A grand stair with shade structure and a vortex pool with continuously moving water along with multiple interactive spray features are expected to be part of the family-oriented leisure pool.
The lap pool is planned to include a wet deck surface, basketball, diving boards, a climbing wall and a splashdown area for a water slide.
In addition to the slide for the lap pool, two other slides are planned with all three to be accessed from one tower. The other two slides will splash down into shallow pools.
The Center is to be surrounded by a six-foot, black, vinyl, chain-link fence.
Also on the commission's Monday agenda is a plan for improvements to Art Wright Stadium on Grandview Avenue. A public hearing on this issue is expected to be set for the commission's February 11 meeting.
Improvements to the stadium include installation of a synthetic grass surface, expansion of the field to accommodate lacrosse and soccer as well as football, addition of a permanent ticket booth and an underground system to drain the field.
Other improvements include the removal of the visitors' bleachers and replacing them with aluminum bleachers and adding a 500 square-foot press box. The stadium now accommodates 1,000 people. With the new bleachers, 2,500 people will be able to be seated.
The improvements are expected to provide handicapped-accessibility throughout the stadium, increase the playability and safety of the field, improve the visitors' bleachers, meet the restroom demands and enhance aesthetics.
Another item on the commission's Monday agenda is a proposal for Tractor Supply Company to occupy about one-fourth of the former K-Mart building at 180 Great Oaks Trail.
Discussion on this issue is expected to center on a request by the company to use some of the parking spaces for permanent merchandise displays and storage.