A request to rezone 1.44 acres of unplatted land located near the intersection of Sheridan Avenue and Avoca Avenue from R-3 Residence District to M-1 Industrial District was approved on first reading Monday night by the Sheridan City Council. Prior to the Council’s approval of the ordinance, Sheridan resident Mark Reid, who lives in the area of the proposed rezone, voiced his disapproval of the rezone and said it conflicts with what’s in the Sheridan Land Use Plan that was adopted by the Council in 2017.
Two Councilors, Kristen Jennings and Clint Beaver, voted against the ordinance. Councilman Beaver shared his thoughts on why he opposes the rezone.
City Community Development Director Wade Sanner explains why the rezone is being requested by the applicant, Brett Sayer and Craft Properties, LLC.
The property is accessed by a paved drive from Avoca Avenue and extends to the west to Sheridan Avenue, but is not used as an access. According to the Sheridan County Assessor’s Office, the property contains three structures, two single-family homes and a shed. All three of the structures were built in 1982.