My question pertains to whether or not this situation constitutes as spot zoning. From what I hear, spot zoning is a no-no. A local developer wants to expand his commercial use into single-family residential (RM24 to CS (I’m not sure what these mean)). There will also be an overlay zone that will allow mixed uses. The proposed rezoning would be about a quarter of a block big and contain on big box commercial unit. It would be sandwiched between the single-family residential area and industrial uses.
On a side note, a neighborhood association representing the residents is negotiating an agreement that would allow this rezoning under the condition that the adjacent area (partly owned by the developer and partly owned by a annoying bus company) be rezoned to include row houses, affordable units, and a pocket park. This, I think would be contract zoning which I also hear is also a no-no in most states. I live in Kansas and am not sure if that rule applies here.
Anyway, someone for the neighborhood organization asked me to help out, but I’m still a student and new to the profession. Anyone with any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.