Has anybody ever assigned zoning and future land uses to property that was un-designated and mostly vacant but platted (half acre lots) and owned by multi-individual owners?
We are looking at assigning some non-residential uses to a mostly undeveloped platted (prior to planning) area where everyone bought a single-family residential lot. Everyone wants commercial in the area, some even want their lot to be commercial, but no one wants to live next to commercial (I know this due to the public involement process). Any suggestions on how the transitions from commercial to residential without taking the value of the transition lot away? If it were one owner/developer it would be easy, but since it is multiple half acre lots with multiple owners this is a tough task because the transition land could be a loss in value to that owner (i.e. no parks of buffers).
Oh and there is no where else to put commercial in the rural area because the area is completely surrounded by preservation land and water. There are 8000 platted lots here, so with a 2.5 person per household you could have 20,000 people in an all residential subdivision with NO commercial for 10 plus miles in any direction. Talk about a mess. Again, this was platted prior to any planning angency or requirements.