There have been some questions regarding the rezoning of west side of Carlisle. Hazel Park followed proper legal procedures when amending Hazel Park’s Zoning Map in August of 2021. Because there are more than 11 adjacent properties that were to be rezoned, the notice was published in the paper and put on the City’s website. For all the other properties that are contiguous to businesses along John R (e.g., Coy, Harry, Brickley, Meyers, Madge) that were rezoned from Single-Family Residential to a Parking District in March of 2016, the identical process was followed. A public hearing was held in-person and via Zoom on August 3, 2021, on the proposed zoning amendments at the Planning Commission meeting. For all members present, the Commission voted unanimously to recommend approval of the rezoned properties on Carlisle. The City Council unanimously approved the Planning Commission’s recommendation on August 10, 2021.
Further, there is local evidence that living next to a parking lot shows no detrimental effect on the value of a home. Please see the following actual assessed values for a few homes that are directly next to parking lots in Hazel Park.
Address AV in 2013 AV in 2021 Redfin Est. Realtor.com Est. Zillow Est. Average
45 E. Mahan $20,320 $50,410 $146,334 $164,400 $146,000 $152,245
42 E. Garfield $23,700 $51,030 $160,234 $162,000 $134,100 $152,111
54 Andresen $19,120 $42,300 $165,526 $126,700 $134,100 $142,109
39 E Meyers $23,940 $64,710 $197,441 $168,600 $170,400 $178,814
40 E Hayes $8,580 $19,340 $68,778 $80,800 $82,700 $77,426
Some of these single-family homes are located next to new or newly expanded parking lots, while other homes are next to parking lots that have been established for years. In each case, the assessed value of the property/home increased over the last 9 years. Generally, a conservative sales price for a home is double the assessed value of the property. The average estimated sales price of these homes (based on estimates from three online sites) are all almost triple the 2021 assessed value. Thus, the erection of parking lots is not affecting the sales prices of neighboring homes.