Planning commission makes multiple recommendations

City of Cullman Planning Commission file photo (Amy Leonard for The Cullman Tribune)

CULLMAN, Ala. – The City of Cullman Planning Commission moved forward on several recommendations at its meeting on Monday night after five public hearings. 

A public hearing was held and short form subdivision approved for property located at Third Avenue Southeast and Fourth Street Southeast. Owners of the All Steak Restaurant wanted one-third of the property for extra parking for its customers. 

A public hearing was held for the subdivision of land near Lake Catoma into five lots, with a  recommendation passed to the Cullman City Council.  

A zoning ordinance amendment was recommended after a public hearing regarding car washes. Previously, car washes were permitted on property zoned B-1, B-2 and B-3. The commission recommended an amendment that would allow conditional use car washes only on property zoned B-3. 

A request presented by St. John & Associates on behalf of Core Properties was approved with multiple contingencies. In the initial development plans, a liquor store was proposed for the site along U.S. Highway 278 East near the water treatment plant. A storage facility was planned for later development. The need for sidewalks was noted by commissioner Mike Voss and discussed with David Haynes of St. John & Associates. After much debate, the site plan was approved. 

In other business, the following recommendations were approved: 

  • Request to vacate an unused utility easement at 1101 Old Bolte Road SE 
  • Annexation request for property at Plunkett Drive Southwest and U.S. Highway 278 West 
  • Withdrawal of request for proposed multifamily complex on John H. Cooper Drive