City Planning Commission Says No to Hi-Tech Building

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City of Sheridan Planning Commission Member Nancy Silla
City of Sheridan Planning Commission Member Nancy Silla

The City of Sheridan Planning Commission voted 2-3 in opposition of a proposed light manufacturing building that would be located at the City's Hi-Tech Park in north Sheridan. Planning Commissioner Nancy Silla was one of the three members that voted against the building design; she explains some of the reasons for doing so.

Commissioner Kay Pearson agreed with Silla, calling the building “a massively long and ugly building” as it measures 307' x 151'.

Of the five Planning Commission members that were present at the meeting, Commissioners Alex Lee and Wayne Blank were the only members to vote in favor of the building. City of Sheridan Planning Director Robert Briggs explains what's next for the developer.

Briggs also said that the developer my elect to appeal the Planning Commission's decision to the City Council, which is something that the Council addresses on a case-by-case basis. Briggs said that the developer is White Hat LLC.


I agree, if their thinking that the building is "ugly" is the only thing they can come up with, then they are not working positively for the community. Someone is guarding a personal interest at that point, and shouldn't be part of our council.

True to form

True to form, the city and county always brag about trying to bring jobs and high tech businesses to Sheridan but make the process nearly impossible to complete. This wouldn't be the first time that Sheridan lost possible jobs due to an over bearing do nothing government. To quote the great Ronald Regan, "Government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem"

Who really cares how "ugly" the building is if it brings jobs to Sheridan. The planning commission sound like there being very petty to vote against this building because it is ugly. Look around town there are plenty of ugly buildings. One more wouldn't hurt

New Jobs?

How many Jobs will this create for the Sheridan area? People are having a hard enough time finding work as it is, and the city want to put a stop to creating more because the "Building is Ugly"??? Sheridan needs to be self-sufficient and not depend solely on the energy market booms & busts. It needs more manufacturing & diversity to keep everybody in a job when the rest of the economy takes a dive.

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