Board approves development plans

While its neighbor to the west is facing a tremendous planning and zoning battle, it’s business as usual in Riverside, where the city welcomed a new business with approval of a special use permit and a development plan for businesses new to the city.

The Riverside board of aldermen held its regular meeting Tuesday, Oct. 2, where the board unanimously approved a special use permit for outdoor storage at 3401 Tullison Road, in the former PAR Electric building.

Central Power Systems and Services is relocating into the area and plans to use the fenced area behind the building for storage of industrial generators. PAR previously stored equipment in the space, so the special use was transferred to the new building tenant.

The board also approved a development plan for construction of a 200,000 square foot building on 17 acres at Northwest 41st Street and Mattox Road, near Riverside Logistics Center. According to community development director Mike Duffy, the project will bring 100 new jobs to the area when complete. The development plan was unanimously approved by the city’s planning and zoning commission last month.

A public hearing for another preliminary plat for a development in the same area was continued until Oct. 23.

The board also agreed to move its regularly scheduled meeting from Oct. 16 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23 due to a scheduling conflict for the mayor and city staff members attending the Midwest Public Risk annual conference.