The Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission tabled a request by Prairie Hills LLC/Jane Clark to rezone 96.4 acres of a 227 acre parcel from urban residential to industrial 2, which is considered light industrial. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has the details.
The land in question is located east of Sheridan on the north side of State Highway 336. County Staff recommended that the rezone be denied because it did not fall in line with the County Comprehensive Plan.
City of Sheridan Staff drafted a letter stating that the City could not support the rezone since the City cannot supply water and sewer services to the area and that it did not conform to the Joint Area Land Use Plan and the fact that the property is located outside of the Urban Service area. The Commission tabled the item at the request of the property owner Jane Clark, who explains why she made that request.
Clark expressed to the Commission, that as of now there are no immediate plans for the area, but that the rezone would allow for a much speedier process if something were to come about.
Prior to the request to table, it became apparent that the item was going to be denied. Planning Commissioner Jeremy Smith.
Smith said that if the applicant were to change the rezone request to commercial, a conditional use permit would be a possibility for any future development.