MECOSTA COUNTY — The Mecosta County board of commissioners approved a request for a zoning amendment rezoning a parcel of property in Wheatland Township from agricultural to C2 commercial during its recent meeting.
“We requested the rezoning so I can put a shop in there for a construction business,” Storey said. “It requires a lot of equipment and manpower, and I would like to put it all under one roof. That location is farmed right now and with the setbacks and easements, it is pretty tough to farm. I would like to make it commercial and use it as business for Wheatland Township and we can relocate there.”
Zoning administrator Michelle Stenger told the board the planning commission had held a public hearing regarding the zoning amendment request and received no opposition to the request.
“This is request to rezone approximately 3.8 acres at 1820 9 Mile Road, just past M-20 as you are heading out of Remus, from agricultural to commercial,” Stenger said. “The board (planners) recommended approval to the county commissioners.”
In recommending approval of the request, the planners stated the property is located along M-20, a major corridor and state road through the county, and although the Master Plan designates this area to be used for agricultural purposes and discourages commercial development along major roads to prevent traffic backups, the request for a contractor’s office and storage area is not a commercial use that would draw a significant amount of traffic.
In addition, they stated the zoning amendment is not considered “spot zoning” because there are other parts of M-20 that are used commercially, and the area has already allowed commercial development along the corridor.
The zoning amendment was approved unanimously.
In other business the board approved the following:
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