Menard Inc. is requesting approval to tear down its existing building and build a new store in its place. In addition, Menards is proposing to purchase six residential properties to the south of its existing store, remove the houses, and incorporate the land into its new store site. No access is being proposed or will be permitted from County Road B East to the new store. Access drives to a new store building would be located generally in the same area as today.
To move forward with this project, the applicant needs city council approval of the following applications: comprehensive plan amendment, zoning map amendment, conditional use permit, setback and shoreland overlay variances, public vacation of utility easement, lot combination and design review.
The project was reviewed by the Planning Commission on January 21, 2020 and the Community Design Review Board on January 21, 2020 and February 24, 2020. The City Council reviewed the project on March 9, 2020 and will review the design plans on March 23, 2020.
The Approval Process - Where does the project currently stand?
Community Design Review Board - Reviewed the project on January 21, 2020 and February 24, 2020 and recommended APPROVAL.
January 21, 2020 Staff Report (PDF) Opens in New Window
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City Council - Review the project on March 9, 2020 and approved the comprehensive plan amendment, zoning map amendment, conditional use permit, variances and utility easement vacation requests. The City Council tabled the design review request to the March 23, 2020 City Council meeting.
March 9, 2020 Staff Report (PDF)
March 9, 2020 Meeting Minutes (PDF)