The November gathering of the St. Peters Planning and Zoning Commission went off smoothly on Thursday night.
Three home occupations, three public hearings and two site plans were on the agenda for the meeting and all passed received approval from the Commission in a meeting the clocked in at just one minute shy of one hour long. The only items that didn't pass were two public hearings relating to Truck Centers, Inc.
On the , Truck Centers once again was a no-show to the meeting. City staff said Truck Centers again needed more time to get things in order and wanted to return in December, a request the Commission happily granted.
Another no-show was K&M Lawncare & Landscaping. The lawncare company was apparently parking its equipment at home, causing some to request it acquire a home occupation permit. Things apparently had been worked out, but the Commission requested the company return in December to fully explain the situation.
The three other home occupations were all approved. J&C Custom Images, Betty Elaine Designs, LLC and Building Successful Teens Tutoring & Mentoring Services, LLC were all given home occupation permits.
After the home occupation portion, the Commission conducted three public hearings—all without the familiar sound of Commission President Keith McNames' gavel.
Zeiser Kia was first up , requesting a rezoning from the SD-RC Special District General Retail/Service Commercial District to a CPD Commercial Planned District. With booming Kia sales, Zeiser was requesting more space for business. The Commission found no problems with the request.
Later in the meeting, Zeiser presented site plans for the Kia building. The Commission, again, approved the plans.
Goodwill received permission for a new location on the east side of Mid Rivers Mall Drive, south of Mexico Road. The store will accept and sale used clothing. The public hearing resulted in questions, however, the site plan drew some questions from the Commissions.
The Commission, notably Ward 2 Aldermen Jerry Hollingsworth and Steven Bailey, wanted more brick. The front of the store was more EIFS than brick, and the Commission thought brick would be more aesthetically pleasing. Goodwill, once it figured out where the Commission wanted to add the brick, agreed.
The final public hearing dealt with Design on a Dime, LLC. The Commission approved a request for a special use permit to allow the sale of used merchandise on a .7 acre parcel. The subject site is located on the south side of Mexico Road, west of Cave Springs Blvd.
Goodwill, Zeiser and Design on a Dime will now have their cases brought the Board of Aldermen during the Nov. 17 meeting.
The next meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission on Dec. 7.