Council overrides Planning Commission on zoning change
By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican
Although the Planning Commission had twice voted down a zoning change request from Bruce and Crystal Peterson of Imperial, the city council gave the Petersons the change they wanted.
The council’s 4-0 vote Monday night approved an ordinance that changes the zoning from residential to commercial on the lot the Petersons purchased from the city at 1710 Broadway.
During the zoning change process, the Petersons indicated they wanted to build a structure there to house both of their businesses now operating at other locations, Allstars Daycare/Preschool and Mud Buckets children’s clothing store.
Operation of the clothing store at 1710 Broadway necessitated the zoning change to commercial. The daycare/preschool could have operated there on residentially-zoned property.
In the zoning change application Petersons submitted, the Planning Commission voted twice, 8-0 and 3-3-1, against the request.
However, the council can override any Planning Commission vote.
Also on the agenda at Monday’s meeting was a request from Merlin Prior to change several lots he owns in the Goodrich Addition from residential to commercial.
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