Five Interim Development Control (IDC) Overlay Districts have been extended for six months following action by Cincinnati City Council on May 8.
IDCs, as established in Section 1431-01 of the City's zoning code, temporarily regulate the establishment of uses, construction of new buildings, and demolition or alteration of existing structures in areas where the adoption of amendments to the zoning code have been proposed in a plan approved by the City Planning Commission. Any changes within the IDC are subject to review by Department of City Planning and Buildings staff and the City Planning Commission before permits can be issued.
Establishments typically considered include pawn shops, jewelry or gold exchange stores, video stores, novelty stores, tobacco stores, liquor stores, check cashing shops, bail bonds, convenience markets, commissaries, massage parlors, bingo parlors, pool rooms, and sexually-oriented businesses.
The IDCs to be extended include:
- IDC No. 66 Broadway Commons District, which will bring greater scrutiny to proposed uses within a half-mile walk shed of the Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati and will expire on January 25, 2014. It cannot be extended past this date.
- IDC No. 67 Wasson Line District, which will allow for additional land use studies and negotiations with railroad owner Norfolk Southern, with the goal of developing a bike-hike trail. The IDC will expire on December 18, 2013.
- IDC No. 68 Madisonville Neighborhood Business District, to accommodate the implementation of the City's new form-based code, specifically in the areas surrounding the intersection of Madison Road and Whetsel Avenue. The IDC will expire on December 18, 2013.
- IDC No. 69 Pleasant Ridge Neighborhood Business District, originally implemented to halt plans for a new Walgreens on the block occupied by Everybody's Records and the Gaslight Café, but now in place as the neighborhood explores the implementation of form-based codes. The IDC will expire on December 18, 2013.
- IDC No. 70 Walnut Hills Neighborhood Business District, amended to accommodate the implementation of the City's new form-based code, specifically along the E McMillan Street corridor. The IDC will expire in May 2014.
Previous reading on BC:
Development controls established in two Uptown districts (4/29/13)
Planning Commission Friday: Kirby Road School, Wasson Way, land sales (1/17/13)
Three development control districts extended nine months (9/24/12)
Extensions of Pleasant Ridge, Madisonville, Wasson overlays get preliminary approval (8/20/12)
Casino area development controls extended 9 months (4/23/12)