WHEREAS, the Village Council of Granville, Ohio, wants to promote the health, safety and general welfare of the village and its inhabitants by providing suitable areas for a mixed use, visually integrated neighborhood with a moderate concentration of various types of compatible businesses to service neighborhood needs, and residences while providing neighborhood and Village enhancing features, such as adequate parking, appropriate landscaping, screening, desirable aesthetics, and site design intended to eliminate adverse effects of traffic congestion, and;
WHEREAS, in addition, the Village Council wants to provide for increased tax revenues to both the local schools and the Village, while minimizing costs to the Village for infrastructure acquisition and maintenance, and with preservation or enhancement of, rather than harm to, neighborhood, Village, and Granville Township quality of life and property values, and;
WHEREAS, the 1990 Granville Comprehensive Plan provides for periodic review of "plan goals and objectives and policies…" and that the "…Village… could then add amendments to the plan as necessary to reflect community attitudes", and;
WHEREAS, the Granville Comprehensive Plan Review Committee has conducted a review of the Planned Development Districts and related community attitudes and has incorporated and documented any resulting changes to goals, objectives, and policies in this ordinance.
NOW, THERFORE, Be it ordained by the council of Granville, Ohio, that:
Section I: Chapter 1171 of the Codified Ordinances of Granville, Ohio is amended as shown in Exhibit A, attached hereto and incorporated herein.
Section II: This ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, safety and welfare of the Municipality and its inhabitants. Wherefore, this ordinance shall in full force and effect from and immediately upon passage.