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Two items are approved by planning commission

The White Hall Planning Commission, meeting in a regular session on Monday, approved the following two items:

• Rezoning of 1603 Siebs Avenue from R-1 single family residential to R-1X residential single family mixed housing district. The R-1 zone allows single family dwellings only and the R-1X zone allows both single family dwellings and double-wide manufactured housing. The applicant, Samantha Goman, owns two acres that currently contains a sub-standard single family home. She wanted to remove the house and move a double-wide manufactured home onto the site. No one was present at the meeting to speak against the request.

• Amending the zoning code to allow churches and religious educational buildings as permitted uses in the C-2 general commercial zone and as conditional uses in the c-1 neighborhood commercial zone. The commission determined that churches should be permitted in the C-2 zone since commercial uses that operated longer hours and were more intense uses than a church were permitted uses in the C-2 zone. The commission also determined that because of the limited commercial uses in the C-1 zone, churches should be conditional uses in the C-1 zone and obtain commission approval prior to locating in the zone.