Planning Commission Recommends Approval of Illinois Street Rezone

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(Photo by Ron Richter)
(Photo by Ron Richter)

The City of Sheridan Planning and Zoning Commission considered a rezone request from First Federal Saving Bank at their meeting Monday night. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter was there and has the details.


The Planning Commission recommended approval to the Sheridan City Council of First Federal's request to rezone two residential properties owned by the bank that are located just south of their location on Coffeen Avenue. The rezone changes the two residential properties located at 705 and 711 Illinois Street from R-2 Residential to a B-1 Business District.

Homeowner Ernie Scott, who lives directly across the street from the two residential properties, expressed his concerns over the rezone and said that he had a petition signed by 24 residents in the neighborhood who were also opposed to the rezone. He cited an increase in traffic and a decline to the quality of life as his major reasons for opposing the request. Planning Commissioner Thayer Shafer on their decision to recommend approval of the rezone.

Kevin Bailey with First Federal said that the need for the rezone is to accommodate a growing clientele and staff by using the area as additional parking and office space for support staff. The rezone request will now go before the City Council for consideration.

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