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Council denies zoning change on Highway 61

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

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Trey Hardy, community redevelopment coordinator for the city of Sikeston, identifies for the City Council the area a zoning change was requested for on a color-coded map during a special City Council meeting Monday.
(Photo by Scott Welton, Staff)
Homeowner had sought to restrict the usage of land

scottw@standard-democrat.com

SIKESTON -- City zoning on State Highway 61 North will remain as it is now: commercial.

During its special meeting Monday, the Sikeston City Council voted down a request to rezone approximately 30 acres alongside the highway north of the Scott County Health Department from C-1 neighborhood shopping and C-3 highway commercial to O-1 office district.

Comprehensive plans for the city back to the 1970s recommended that northern corridor for commercial use, according to Trey Hardy, community redevelopment coordinator. Before that, "it was all agricultural or unzoned," he said.

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