Council Denies Developers Rezone Request

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Sheridan City Councilman Steve Brantz
Sheridan City Councilman Steve Brantz

A request from Developer Steve Grimshaw to rezone just over 3 acres of land north of the Quail Ridge Drive and Covey Run Road intersection was denied by the Sheridan City Council. Grimshaw was requesting the land to be rezoned from R-1 to R-3 residential to allow him to build a 3-story 54-unit independent senior living complex. The land sits just east of the Green House for Living project in northwest Sheridan, which was also changed from R-1 to R-3 to accommodate their plans several years ago.

Councilman Steve Brantz says that voting no on Grimshaw's rezone request was more about the Council keeping their word than not approving of the developers proposed project.

A good number of nearby landowners expressed their concerns with the development, as the 3-story apartment complex would have adversely affected their view shed. At their first meeting in January of this year, the City Council gave their support to Grimshaw on a grant application through the Wyoming Business Council to supply surface infrastructure to the area. When asked by Council President John Bigelow if the project is possible without it being a 3-story building, Grimshaw replied that it wouldn't be feasible if it were anything other than a 3-story building.

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