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McKenzie Planners Hear Update on Dollar Tree, Best Western

McKenzie Planners Hear Update on Dollar Tree, Best Western

McKenzie Municipal-Regional Planning Commission met June 28 for its regular monthly meeting.

The commission heard three reports from Chairman Dean Robb.

Mr. Robb announced the Dollar Tree/Family Dollar project, on which construction has stopped for more than two years, has some new activity. The firm of Clark, Geer, Latham and Associates, Mobile, Alabama, Consulting Engineers, has been retained for this project and will be working with Ricky Watkins, McKenzie Building Inspector and others to complete the project. The unfinished project is located at the intersection of Oak Street and Highland Drive.

The owners of Best Western Motel, Highland Drive, McKenzie intends to purchase property behind its current location and will request subdivision of such property. The property has already been surveyed in preparation of purchase from the present owner.

The McKenzie Board of Zoning Appeals will hear a proposal by Casey Drewry, who plans to erect climate-controlled storage building along Highland Drive. Drewry is seeking permission to construct the structure in a B-2 Zone along with a variance of zoning. A previous hearing was adjourned due to lack of requested documents to support the request. The public hearing is rescheduled for Tuesday, July 18 at 4:30 p.m.

Planners also voted to begin the rezoning process of a parcel of property fronting University Drive. The vacant parcel is adjacent to the former storage shed of the Moseley Feed and Seed. The property is now zoned M1, light manufacturing. The owner is seeking a residential zoning. The measure will be sent to the McKenzie Mayor and Council.

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