Bedford Plan Commission approves requests and held preliminary hearing during Tuesday meeting

BEDFORD – During the Bedford Plan Commission meeting Tuesday afternoon, the commission approved a resolution adoption, a minor subdivision, and held a preliminary hearing for a special exemption permit.

Members of the Bedford Plan Commission during February 8th meeting

A public hearing for Stone City Properties LLC was held to divide their property at 1201 Limestone Dr. and the adjoining vacant land into three separate parcels of land. All three plots will have entry access points from John Williams Boulevard, Beech Street, and Limestone Drive. This was unanimously approved by the commission.

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The planned three parcels for Stone City Properties, LLC

The commission then held a preliminary hearing for a special exception permit request for Arthur Wilmoth for property located at 118 Bailey Scales Rd. Arthur requested the special exception permit to approve a type II manufactured home to be placed on the property.

Proposed site of home on Bailey Scales Road

After deliberation with the request due to the issue with wanting to allow public input, it was approved and moved to the Board of Zoning and Appeals for a public hearing.

The last item on the agenda was the public hearing for the adoption of Resolution NO. 1-2022 for the resolution of the City of Bedford Planning Commission approving the amendment to the Economic Development Area with the purchase of the old Aldi building for the new police department.

Expansion area for the Economic Development area

The planned location for the police department will use TIF dollars to pay for the updates but needs to be in an economic development area to use the funds. This proposal extends the economic development area to include the old Aldi building.

This was approved by the commission and will move to the Bedford City Council meeting for February 9th at 7:00 p.m. and if approved there, it will go back to the Redevelopment Commission for final approval.

At the end of the meeting, commission clerk/treasurer Brandon Woodward shared that Marshalls will be coming to Bedford in the near future. The store is planned to be in Jay C Plaza next to Tractor Supply.