Town Of Lyons

Now The BOT Grapples With CEC

In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known that the author of this article is married to the Mayor.

When is a light agenda not a light agenda? Whenever it contains an item concerning the proposed Commercial Eastern Corridor (CEC) zone. After grappling for months with issues like: uses by rights, conditional uses, nonconforming uses, grandfathered uses, big box stores, franchise restaurants, formula businesses, design standards, and definitions for phrases like: small-town character, quality of life, unique community values, and accessory dwelling, the Planning and Community Development Commission (PCDC) handed the CEC ordinance off to the Board of Trustees (BOT) Monday night with a favorable recommendation for first reading.

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