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story.lead_photo.caption NWA Democrat-Gazette/MIKE JONES Bentonville's Planning Commission met Tuesday night.

BENTONVILLE -- The Planning Commission approved a large-scale development and tabled another at its meeting Tuesday night.

The commission approved the development for I Street Landing at 2302 S.W. I St.

The property is zoned residential office, with a land use of medium-density, residential, according to planning documents.

Plans call for construction of a mixed-use office/residential structure, according to planning documents.

The commission granted a waiver for the project. The city ordinance requires 75% of all facades of commercial structures be composed of a masonry material. The applicant is at 65.7% masonry on the east, 68% on the north, 70% on the west, and 59.8% on the south, according to planning documents.

Applicant Bill Burkhart with Burkhart Construction, said he hoped to have work started within 30 days. The project will be a six-month build-out, he said.

The commission tabled the development for Strategy Systems at 3202 S.E. Moberly Lane.

The applicant, Cooley Property Holdings, requested a waiver that architectural metal panel be accepted as a primary material on the exterior facade. Commissioners wanted to see what the panel will look like.

There also was discussion about another waiver the building be allowed to be 5 feet from a detention pond. City ordinance is 20 feet.

The property is zoned general commercial with a land use of general commercial.

The plan proposes the renovation of a warehouse into an art warehouse. The use would include an office/retail storefront and art storage, according to planning documents.

The development will provide 22 parking spaces and an about 5,700 square foot addition to the structure, according to planning documents.

The tabled development will go before the Planning Commission's Tech Review on Tuesday, then be back before the Planning Commission after that.

The commission also approved a rezoning from central residential, moderate density to downtown high-density residential for property at 402 S.E. G Street. The applicant is Bentonville Redevelopment LLC.

The commission also approved a series of lot splits in three different subdivisions.

NW News on 09/18/2019

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