Planning commission OKs rezoning request

By Sheryl Roadcap - [email protected]

SIDNEY — A rezoning request of three lots on Target Drive from the I-1, light industrial district, to a B-2, community business district, was approved by the Sidney City Planning Commission during its Tuesday evening teleconference meeting.

At the top of the meeting, Aditya Sakhalkar, the newest commissioner member, was introduced.

A public hearing was then held on the request of David Messler, on behalf of First Troy Development, for the rezoning of three lots on the east side of Target Drive, north of West Russell Road, from the I-1, light industrial to B-2, community business district. No members of the public spoke during the hearing.

The lots are currently undeveloped, said Barbara Dulworth, community development director, and are located in the city’s policy area No. 4. Recommendations include the continued support of commercial and light industrial uses in this area, she noted. The zoning is in compliance with the recommendations of city of Sidney’s comprehensive plan.

City staff recommended the proposed rezoning be approved. Dulworth said the rezoning to a B-2 district would not conflict with existing and proposed surrounding uses and is compliant with the long-range plan for the area, as outlined in the comprehensive plan.

The board unanimously approved the rezoning request, with the exception of Commission Chair Tom Ehler, who was was absent Tuesday. His absence was excused by the board.

The recommendation to approve the rezoning will be sent to the Sidney City Council for further consideration.

By Sheryl Roadcap

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Reach the writer at 937-538-4823.

Reach the writer at 937-538-4823.