Zoning Map Amendment (Rezoning)

Zoning Map Amendment (Rezoning)
A Zoning Map Amendment (rezoning) will rezone the district classification of a specific geographic area on a zoning map. A zoning change may address part of a parcel, single parcels or multiple parcels. An example may be changing a parcel form an office zoning district (which would permit only offices) to a commercial zoning district (which would permit offices and businesses).

Time Required
Average time required to complete a rezoning request varies between 60 to 90 days. The petitioner should consult the Planning Department for advice regarding the feasibility of the intended rezoning, the zoning classification most appropriate for the intended use and conformance with the adopted Land Use Plan.

Procedure
Petitioner
The Petitioner submits a Petition for Zoning Map Amendment (Rezoning) to the City Planning Department along with a $325 filing fee. Checks must be made payable to The City of Midland. You may fill out the Petition for Zoning Map Amendment online. To fill it out, follow the instructions at the top of the first page of the application form.

Planning Department
The Planning Department sets a public hearing date for the petition and places a notice of the hearing in the newspaper at least 15 days prior to the date of the hearing. All property owners within 300 feet of the subject property are notified of the public hearing by First-Class Mail. The Planning Department also prepares a staff report for the Planning Commission.

Planning Commission
  • Conducts a public hearing
  • Recommends approval, denial or modified approval to the City Council within 60 days of the public hearing
City Council
  • Receives the recommendation and proposed ordinance from the Planning Commission
  • Gives first reading of the proposed ordinance to amend the zoning map, and sets date for public hearing
  • Places notice of the hearing in the newspaper at least 15 days prior to the date of the public hearing
  • Notifies all property owners within 300 feet of the subject property of the public hearing by First-Class Mail
  • Conducts public hearing, and has second reading of the ordinance
  • Approves, approves with modifications, or denies ordinance