he property to be discussed in the public hearing is located on the corner of South 19th Street and Chapel Drive. (Illustration by Philomath News; image by Google Maps)

The Philomath City Council plans to hold a public hearing during its regular meeting on Monday, Dec. 12 on a rezoning application on South 19th Street and Chapel Drive.

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. at City Hall.

According to the applicant, “the property owner intends to build two-story, five-plex, three- and four-bedroom housing units on each parcel if the zone change is approved.” The property features four parcels, which are located at 800 through 834 South 19th Street, and are currently vacant. The rezoning would amend the city’s comprehensive plan map from medium-density residential to high-density residential.

Following the public hearing, the City Council is expected to discuss the application and take a vote on its approval.

Also on the agenda is the discussion and possible approval of a lease agreement between the city and the construction company working on the streetscapes project for property located at Main Street and 14th Street. The company, CORPAC, would like to use the property as a staging area for the duration of the project.

The council is scheduled to begin the evening with an executive session to discuss three separate matters — “consultation with legal counsel concerning legal rights and duties regarding current litigation or litigation likely to be filed,” “performance evaluations of public officers and employees” and “real property transactions.”

Executive sessions are closed to the public.For those not attending in person at City Hall, the regular meeting will also be livestreamed on the city’s YouTube channel.