July 18, 2018
In the review and consideration of the Menards application for rezoning and site plan development, the recommendation of the Planning and Zoning Commission and the decision of the City Council must be supported by “facts” and “evidence”, not presumptions. The Commission will make an official record of its evaluation of the rezoning petition, including a review of the various factors it considers in making its final decision. The Commission’s review will include a findings of fact. The Commission’s recommendation to the Council on the rezoning application should apply the Comprehensive Plan, City Code and I.C.A. §414.3 to its findings of fact to support its recommendation.
This presentation by the Iowa Flood Center is part of the Commission’s due diligence in reviewing Menards’ rezoning application. As part of its formal report to the Council, the Commission’s analysis must include applying the Iowa Flood Center’s modeling regarding Menards’ Site Plan, the Wal-Mart store, and the city’s 100yr and 500yr flood plain to the Comprehensive Plan, City Code and I.C.A. §414.3. This presentation is part of that process. To view a PDF file of the presentation slides please click on the link below.