I have been asked if there is a standard depth for zoning to a commercial district along a major thoroughfare. IMO, the zoning district size should relate to the size of the tracts abutting the thoroughfare. I would not want say 'everything 300 feet back from the R.O.W. is zoned Highway Commercial'. This might split a tract that is more than 300 feet deep. Then it would require additional rezoning or subdividing in order to develop.
The ordinance I am working with dictates that the minimum size of tract wishing to rezone to Highway Commercial be 10,000 sq. ft. with 100 feet of frontage and 100 feet in depth. Can I hang my hat on this requirement to say the minimum depth should be 100 feet?
I am meeting with Council tomorrow and would like to have some additional input.
Thanks, CS Director