The council voted unanimously on Tuesday night to send a curative map amendment to the city's planning commission, where planners will consider York Building Products' request to re-zone a swath of land from residential to "employment center," or industrial use.
The planners will review the proposed zoning change - for a 16-acre tract that abuts Greenmount Cemetery - at their April 8 meeting, according to city council President Carol Hill-Evans. The county will also review the issue in coming weeks, she said.
A public hearing on those findings is tentatively scheduled for April 16, Hill-Evans said.
A York Building Products representative asked in January for the change, so the business can expand its current mining operation. The land in question, purchased in 2008, is part of a larger 216-acre quarry parcel in West Manchester Township and the city.
Hill-Evans said the public is encouraged to attend the public hearing in April.
"This is a chance to hear what the public has to say," she said, noting that interested residents have already come to several city meetings.
If the zoning change is approved after the April 16 meeting, York Building Products would still have several other legal and administrative hurdles before any increase in mining operations.
"This (hearing) is not the end of it," Hill-Evans said. "It's
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