Council mulls industrial next to park

BLYTHEWOOD – Council will give second and final reading on Monday evening to an ordinance that would allow industrial zoning on property in the town that borders Doko Park.

“Keith Gilstrap is requesting a rezoning of a portion of his business’ property located at 212 McLean Road in order to expand his insulation-cutting and wholesaling business,” Town Administrator Gary Parker told Council last month.

Gilstrap is requesting that a 2-acre portion of his approximately 4.5 acre tract of land be rezoned from Community Commercial (CC) to Limited Industrial (LI). The entire tract is adjacent to the Town park property.

The Planning Commission unanimously recommended the rezoning at their Sept. 5 meeting, and Council approved first reading at their September meeting.

Other items on the agenda include a revision of the subdivision regulations process and amphitheater user guidelines. In executive session, Council will discuss negotiations for the sale of the Doko property.