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MEETING <br />MARCH 11th, 1946 <br />Be it remembered that the Common'Council of-the City of South Bend, Indiana, met in Regular <br />Session, in the Council Chambers, City hall, on Monday, March 11th, 1946, at 7 :35 P.M., with <br />all members present except Councilman Hull and Richardson. The reading of the Minutes of the <br />previous meeting was waived. President Korpal Presided. <br />PETITION: <br />South Bend, Indiana. <br />March 4th, 1946. <br />To the Common Cuuncil of the City of South Bend, Indiana. <br />Gentlemen: <br />We, the undersigned property owilers, petition your honorable body to consider the following <br />proposed amend meet to Ordinance-No, 2331; whereby Lot "D" in Davis Plat which is 715 LaPorte <br />Avenue in the City of South Bend, Indiana, would be changed from "A" Residential.and "A" Height <br />and Area to "D" Light Industrial and "D" Height and Area. <br />( 2 Signers) <br />Councilman Bishop made a motion that the petition be referred to the City Plan Commission. <br />Councilman Mirocha seconded the motion. Motion carried. <br />PETITION: <br />WALNUT GROVE MUTUAL HOUSING CORPORATION <br />TO <br />CITY OF SOUTH BEND, THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY ) <br />OF SOUTH BEND AND THE ZONING BOARD OF THE ) <br />CITY OF SOUTH BEND, IN ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, STATE) <br />OF INDIANA. } <br />IN THE MATTER OF RE- ZONING OF THE <br />WALNUT GROVE MUTUAL HOUSING PROJECT <br />PETI TION <br />Comes now the petitioner, a duly qualified and acting indiana corporation, by its president, <br />Harold B. Schultz, and would show the following, to -wit: <br />1. That'it has entered into a contract of lease with option to purchase the above mentioned <br />project, with the U.S. of America - Federal Public Housing Authority-,on the 1st day of July, 1943, <br />and that negotiations for the purchase thereof are now in progress, .while the petitioner is <br />operating the project under the contract herein,, in its corporate capacity as the-Walnut Grove <br />Mutual Houseing Corporation. <br />2. That on or about the 1st day of September, 1941,, the United States Government'ottained the title <br />to the tract herein mentioned; to -wit: <br />A tract of land lying and being in the East 2 of the N.W. 4 of Section 8 Township 37, Range <br />3 East in the City-of South Bend, St. Joseph County,_ State of Indiana, more particularly <br />described as follows <br />Beginning at an iron ,pin set at the intersection of the North Line of Section 8 aforesaid <br />with the North and South. Center Line of'said Section.8 ;.running thence South along the North <br />and South Center Line of said Section 8, a distance of 2646.4 feet to a point in Jefferson <br />Boulevard which point is distant approximately 20 feet northwardly from a stone set at the <br />intersection of the East and West 'enter Line of said Section 8 with the North and South Center <br />Line thereof; thence East along Jefferson Boulevard 1324.75 feet to the point in the easterly <br />side of West 2 26th Street; thence`North along the easterly side of West 1 26th Street' 2643:85 <br />feet to a point in McKinley. Avenue; thence East along McKinley Avenue on a line being the North <br />Line of Section'8 aforesaid 1345.0 feet to the point or place of beginning, containing an area <br />of 80.942 acres, together with the improvement thereon. <br />and in consequence thereof began the construction of one and two family units for the housing of <br />employees engaged in the war effort, to relieve the housing shortage and to enable the employees herein <br />to be properly accomodated,.as tenants, to aid the government in the war effort. <br />3. That at the time of the construction of the housing units herein and the development of the tract <br />herein described into a mutual housing residential project, the Government of the United States was not <br />under obligations to observe or to comply with the City ordinance as to zoning provisions of the <br />ordinance and, consequently, the project was classed as an A residence district wherein commerical <br />buildings and structures are dis- allowed and the conduct of business for the convenience of the <br />occupants thereof is not permissible. <br />4. That the project herein is located a great distance from the commerical district-of the City of <br />South Bend and that there are no commerical enterprises within or about the project, a condition <br />causing difficulties and inconveniences to the occupants thereof in obtaining food and other <br />commodities of life necessary to ,proper enjoyment of life. <br />5. That about seventy five persent of the occupants of the project have voiced their demand for a change <br />in the classification and zoning of the project to enable them to construct, conduct and maintain such <br />of business enterprises as will provide food and other necessaries of life for the residents thereof <br />and their families, <br />6. That the changes requested in the classification and zoning of the project herein, as necessary for <br />the convenience and welfare of the residents thereon are the following, to -wit: That the project be <br />classified as "B" Height and Area District and as "C" Commerical District, to enable the accomplishment <br />of the purpose herein according to law in such cases made and provided and to the satisfaction of the <br />residents thereof. <br />6.A. That in the event the changes requested should conflict with existing conditions now on the project <br />or could not be allowed without infringement of the present classification and zoning ordinance, then <br />the petition requests that the area of entire project be included in the "B" residence class leaving <br />"A" residence height and area'and that the South end portion of the project bounded by Woodmere Lane <br />on the North side thereof, bounded by 26th Street on the West and thereof, and bounded by Jefferson <br />Boulevard on the South side thereof, be classed as "C" Commercial District of the entire area within the <br />boundries herein specified. <br />