Two zoning requests move to public hearing

BEDFORD – The Bedford Plan Commission moved two re-zoning requests to the public hearing.

The first request to re-zone 1. 26 acres located at 2630 Industrial Drive to be re-zoned from I-2 General Industrial to PR Professional -Residential district.

Should the city decide to sell the property they want to be able to allow the property zoned for additional option uses.

The derrick also sits on this property and if the city decides to sell the property the city will seek for an easement to keep the derrick.

Under I-2 General Industrial District:

Permitted uses include:

  • Light Manufacturing
  • Manufacturing
  • Offices
  • Auto Body/Shop/Painting
  • Trucking/Railroad Terminals
  • Open Supply Yard
  • Essential Services
  • Accessory Uses

Uses requiring special exception permits include:

  • Junk yard
  • Mineral Extraction
  • Sanitary Landfill
  • Public Utility Structures
  • Penal Correctional Facility
  • Private Recreation
  • Public Recreation

PR – Profession Residential District

Permitted uses include:

  • Condominiums
  • Multiple family dwellings
  • Boarding or Lodging House
  • Professional Offices/Studios
  • Schools, except Trade or Technical Schools
  • Funeral Homes
  • Clinics
  • Nursing Home
  • Hospital
  • Churches
  • Public Park or Recreation Facility
  • Essisential Services
  • Accessory Uses
  • TV Reception disks

Uses requiring special exceptions include:

  • Financial Institutions
  • Lodge or Private Club
  • Museums/Galleries
  • Government Buildings
  • Trade and Technical Schools
A future 39 bed detox facility for males is in the works at this location on Industrial Drive in Bedford.

Michael Coryea’s request to rezone 2620 Industrial Drive was approved to move on to a public hearing. His request was the same as the City of Bedford, with the City of Bedford asking to rezone the property to PR Professional Residential.

Michael Coryea is a lifelong resident of Bedford and is a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.

His plans to put in a residential detox facility which is designed for an all-male 39-bed facility. The original project will start off as a 15-bed facility and expand to a 39-bed facility at a future time.

He currently works out of Valle Vista Hospital in Greenwood, and already treats a lot of patients from the Bedford area.

“Seeing the need for this community with the problems we are having with drug addiction,” said Coryea. “It’s unfortunate we have this problem all throughout our state and nation. When I first was considering this, I brought a local judge out to the location, and he stated that with all the problems we are having we would have the facility filled in two weeks,” said Coryea.

It will take about two months to have the facility up and running following the zoning change approval and accreditation for the medical facility.

Coryea purchased the building in December.

” I think this is awesome, a lot of people do not know where to go or turn, and to have this kind of facility locally, this will be a nice first step,” said Angela Hawkins Plan Commission member.

A public hearing will be held at the next Plan meeting in May.

Brandon Woodward Bedford Plan Commissioner also announced the Broadview Bowling Alley has been sold to Josh Lewis.

Lewis plans to demolish the Bowling Alley and put in storage units.

WBIW has reached out to Lewis for a more detailed report on his plans.