Instructions for Zoning Change (.pdf)
Application for Zoning Change (.pdf)
A non-refundable fee in the sum of one hundred dollars ($100.00) plus an amount equal to the current cost of regular mail postage times the number of owners on the certified list filed with the petition plus an amount equal to the Clerk’s estimate of the cost of publication as required by Strongsville Codifi Section 1244.03.
PER STRONGSVILLE CITY CHARTER, ARTICLE VIII:
SECTION 5. MANDATORY REFERRAL TO ELECTORS FOR ZONING OR REZONING LAND FOR SHOPPING CENTER USE.
Upon the filing with the City of a petition or an application for zoning or rezoning of land to shopping center use with all documentation required by City ordinances for the review and establishment of a shopping center district, the legislation providing for the zoning or rezoning shall be introduced before the Council. Such legislation, application and accompanying documentation shall be referred to the Planning Commission for review of the proposed development in accordance with the provisions of the Planning and Zoning Code adopted by the Council for the establishment of a shopping center district. The Planning Commission shall prepare and submit its report and recommendation to the Council. After receipt of such report and recommendation, the Council shall submit the legislation to the electors at the next election or at a special election established by the Council, provided that the applicant agrees to assume the payment of all costs of the election and notices to the public thereof as required by Council, and secures such payments in a manner satisfactory to the Director of Finance. The Council shall certify such legislation to the Board of Elections within the time period required by law for the submission of the issue at the election. The Council shall provide by ordinance for reasonable notice to be given the electors of the issues to be considered at the election and the date, time and location of the election. No such legislation shall become effective unless approved by a majority of the votes cast on the issue and the results of that election have been certified by the Board of Elections.
(Amended May 8, 1990.)
SECTION 6. AMENDMENT OF R1-75 OR Rl-100 DISTRICTS; VOTER APPROVAL REQUIRED.
(a) Neither the Council, the Mayor, any Board, including Board of Appeals, or Commission appointed pursuant to this Charter, or any ordinance or resolution of this Municipality, nor any other agent, employee, person or organization acting for or on behalf of this Municipality, by whatever authority or purported authority, shall by ordinance, resolution, motion, proclamation, statement, legislative or administrative action, or variance effect a change in the zoning classification or district of any property or area in the City of Strongsville from R1-75 (One Family 75) or R1-100 (One Family 100) commonly known as single family residential, or by whatever other name called, to any other zoning classification or district unless the change or grant, after adoption in accordance with applicable administrative and/or legislative procedures, is approved at a regularly scheduled election by a majority vote of the electors voting thereon, in the City of Strongsville and in each ward in which the change is applicable to property in the ward.
(b) This amendment shall be severable and, if any section, subsection, part, word or application thereof is held invalid for any reason, such holding shall not invalidate or affect the force and effect of any other section, subsection, part, word or application thereof.
(Enacted November 6, 1990.)