December 18, 2014

SH Council approves rezoning for tractor biz

The Spring Hill council will allow a tractor sales business to set up shop within its borders. Members of the council agreed to re-zone land a 21814 W. 223rd Street from general business (C-2) to General Industrial (M-1) during a meeting last week. The 6.9 acre location was formerly a salvage yard.

Initially, planning commissioners denied the request for re-zoning earlier this month citing concerns about traffic near the 223rd onramp to U.S. 169 Highway. At the time, planning commissioners heard a variety of complaints from nearby residents.

According to the minutes of that meeting, Gary Jubratic, Spring Hill, told planning commissioners he was concerned about drainage issues on the north side of the property.

Dan Brandon, Spring Hill, voiced similar concerns saying his property on West 221st catches drainage from the salvage yard and he picks up batteries, tires and other run off from the former salvage yard all of the time.
Commissioners denied the re-zoning request at the end of that early meeting in September, and issued a list of concerns for the business to address before re-zoning could occur.

Planning commissioners met again to discuss a revised request on Sept. 22, and council  approved the re-zoning request last week.

The Spring Hill City Council will next meet at 7 p.m. on Oct. 7 at City Hall.

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