The owner of three lots at the corner of West Main Street and Tates Creek Avenue wants the property rezoned from R-1B (Single-family Residential) to B-1 (Neighborhood Business).
The addresses are 804 and 808 W. Main St. and 112 Tates Creek Ave.
The corner across Tates Creek Avenue, occupied by a bank, already is zoned for commercial use, as is a neighboring property on Tates Creek that is home to a hair salon.
The request will be reviewed this evening as the Richmond Planning Commission meets for its monthly work session, 5:30 p.m., at City Hall.
The planners also will review zoning for property at 1367 Boggs Lane that is being annexed into the city, according to Jason Hart, city planning director. The property county zoning is UC-7 (Urban Agricultural), but the planning commission is required to give the city commission a recommended zoning to the city commission, Hart said. The requested zoning is B-3 (Highway Business).
Also tonight, the planners will get their first look at a proposed site development plan for National Equipment Sales at 417 Farris Parks Blvd. off the Martin Bypass.
The commission also will revisit its findings of fact in the rezoning request for 132 and 138 S. Killarney Lane, according to the meeting agenda.
On March 27, the planning commission voted 4-2 against rezoning the two lots from a business classification to R-3 (Multifamily Residential) that would have allowed construction of apartments.
Also on the agenda is general discussion of a dedicated right of way off Bryson Way in the Southpoint subdivision off Berea Road not far from Clark-Moores Middle School.
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Bee-ing in the know
Bee lovers were buzzing around Eastern Kentucky University this week for the Eastern Apicultural Society’s 2014 conference.
Hobbyists, scientists and apiarists traveled from as far as Canada, France and New Zealand, as well as many states, to spend the week exploring numerous aspects of bees.
Store employee charged with taking $10,000
Tanya R. Horn, 33, of Darlene Court, pilfered $10,196 in cash from Posh Tots on Meridian Way over the course of two years, according to a Richmond Police report.
Madison County Fair paid admissions total 10,000 by Tuesday
Approximately 10,000 people had purchased tickets to the Madison County Fair by Tuesday evening, Billy Tudor, fair board president said Wednesday morning.
The count does not include Sunday’s Family Fun Day, which offered free admission, Tudor said.
Babies, toddlers crowned at Madison County Fair
Airport getting $600,000 in federal funds
On July 14, Gov. Steve Beshear announced the Madison Airport and the Eastern Kentucky University aviation program would be receiving $1.1 million for expanded and improved facilities.
On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Andy Barr, R-Sixth District, announced the airport also would benefit from $600,000 in Federal Aviation Administration funds.
Veggies going on the grill Saturday
The Madison County Farmers Market will demonstrate Saturday that fresh garden vegetables can go on the grill as well as in a salad.
The Madison County Extension Service staff, along with members of the extension homemakers clubs, will be on hand to show market customers how tasty grilled vegetables can be, said Gina Noe, extension agent for family and consumer sciences.
Stumbo says McConnell ‘handpicked’ leader of coal association
Democratic Speaker of the House Greg Stumbo said Wednesday there’s an obvious reason the president of the Kentucky Coal Association has publicly defended Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell’s support of the coal industry.
Berea utility doubles solar farm, again
Berea Municipal Utilities started its solar farm in October 2011 with 60 panels. In less that five days, all were leased.
Another 60, which became operational in June 2012, were leased in less than four months.
Now, the farm again has doubled, with the addition of 126 panels that are ready for leasing, said Steve Boyce, a retired Berea College professor who has been involved with the program since its inception.
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10th Quilt Extravaganza is Friday, Saturday
Displays of quilts by men, baby quilts, the Grandmother’s Flower Garden pattern, an exhibit of feed sack fabric, ongoing demonstrations, and a vendors market are features of the 10th Berea Quilt Extravaganza Friday and Saturday at Berea Community School off Ellipse Street.
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