City Planning Commission approves Dillard University’s master plan proposal
No new buildings or uses were proposed in Dillard University’s master plan design review submitted to the city, but the college did ask for approval on new signage, bike racks, and stormwater infrastructure, which the City Planning Commission passed unanimously and with final approval subject to two provisos.
The first proviso concerned all development being done under the base district standards and Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance prior to the Department of Safety and Permits providing the university a permit.
The second proviso requested that Dillard University revise the stormwater management section of their proposal in order to include: an implementation timeline for the university’s stormwater management that describes how the project will be completed; and information on how operation and maintenance details will be provided for well-kept management practices.
No one came to the public hearing in City Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 27 to speak in either favor or against the proposal.
A City Planning Commission member asked if the green space located on the other side of the London Canal was included in the boundaries of Dillard University’s master plan, but members clarified that it is not. The forested area is only in the same zoning designation for an Educational Campus district.