Currently, the city must mail out two disclosures, 30 days apart, to every property owner in the rezoned area. The new ordinance will only require that one notification be sent out, 14 or more days in advance of the Planning Commission's hearing on rezoning. This change will apply only when the city is initiating rezoning process. The amendment was introduced to help simplify the rezoning process, and encourage growth and development in Rapid City.
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