The Jones Planning Commission met in a Special Meeting on Monday evening to discuss a proposal for a new neighborhood in Jones. The item appearing before the Commission was a rezoning application for property at the corner of 4th Street and Main. The request was to change the zoning of 40 acres from A-1 Agriculture to RE-Residential Estate for a housing subdivision. The application was received by the Town on September 8, 2023, and submitted by Toby Brown, a representative of the Magill Susan Goff Family Trust. The Planning Commission approved the application, which went to the Board of Trustees in a Special Meeting this evening.
The Town’s Comprehensive Plan approved in 2018 states that future land use should be primarily distributed to Residential, with 76% falling into the Rural Estate category with lots at a minimum of one acre. Trustee Burwell made the motion to approve the rezoning application, with a second by Trustee Koehler. The vote was unanimous with all five Trustees voting yes to approve the rezoning application.
At the September 5, 2023 Board of Trustees meeting, a Public Hearing was held regarding the adoption of the Comprehensive Zoning Map shown above. According to the Town Minutes, no one signed up to speak at this Hearing. On September 27, 2023, a deed was filed with the County Clerk granting a 30-foot roadway and utility easement to the Town of Jones from the Susan Goff Magill Family Trust. This easement appears to fall within the boundaries of the current rezoning application.