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Planning and Zoning public hearing canceled, plans are to reschedule

The City of Jackson’s Planning and Zoning Commission has canceled a public hearing scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 14, that regarded a potential clarification to chapter 65 (zoning) of Jackson’s code of ordinances.

The public hearing will be rescheduled for a later date during the commission’s Nov. 14 meeting. Notice of the new hearing date will be published after the meeting.

The change was proposed by city staff after residents of Broadridge Subdivision brought up issues regarding the wording of the code earlier this year and when letters should be sent out by the city when changes to the zoning code are made.

The proposed changes to the code clarifies that there are two types of amendments to the zoning code, including rezoning amendments and text amendments.

Rezoning amendments deal with changes to specific properties or approving special use permits. With rezoning amendments, residents within 185 feet of a zoning change are sent a letter before the amendment is approved to voice any concerns to the commission.

Text amendments are changes to the zoning regulation in the code of ordinance. The proposed change clarifies that text amendments do not have letters sent out by the city, because the change is not connected to a specific property.

Jay Forness covers education, county government and community events for The Cash-Book Journal. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in multimedia journalism and has lived in Jackson for the past five years. He can be reached at

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