GONZALES – A doctor wants to rezone his property along Burnside Avenue from commercial retail to the new main street district but eventually may not have to if the area where the building is designated in such a way that would avoid every owner from requesting the changes.
The main street district zoning was created as part of the city’s master plan developed by the Center for Planning Excellence in Baton Rouge and adopted in 2015. Steven Holmes, an occupational medical specialist, had the request placed on the Gonzales Planning and Zoning Commission agenda but did not attend the meeting.
Rezoning requests for the property located at 214 S. Burnside was sought before but couldn’t be granted because main street district zoning had not been classified yet. The panel tabled the request until their next meeting March 6.
Chairman Frank Cagnolatti said a section of La. 44, which is called Burnside through part of the city, from Worthey Road to New River Street could be rezoned by the city which wouldn’t require property owners to come one by one for rezoning through the commission.