City Council will consider property rezoning

Chelsea Davis

Land affected by the recent flood is being considered for rezoning at Tuesday’s City Council meeting.

Chuck Winkleblack, broker for Hunziker & Associates Realtors, Inc., submitted a request June 11 to change the land use designation for property at 1010 S. Duff Ave., formerly Carney Auto Salvage, from Agricutural/Farmstead to Highway-Oriented Commercial.

Other property surrounding this area, though, is within the Floodway Fringe, such as the property north of 1010 S. Duff Ave. across the Squaw Creek.

This change to the Land Use Policy Plan Map would only change the property on the east side of South Duff Avenue south of Squaw Creek and north of B-Bops. The area up for discussion extends a half-mile east of South Duff Avenue, Winkleblack said.

The council will also be discussing expansion of boundaries of the Downtown Facade Grant Program and the annual “Welcome to Ames” event Friday, Aug. 27.

Ames City Council meets at 515 Clark Ave. in the council chambers at 7 p.m. Tuesday.