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After identifying a site for their expansion, DG successfully rezoned the 4 acre property, and obtained a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for Morrell Oversize's 13,421 sq. ft. facility. Both approvals were necessary for the project to break ground.
We have found that often community zoning ordinances may be out of date, and not reflect the current needs of the market. In working with Steinbrecher & Companies, we identified a need to not only define the use of their business, but to expand the current zoning ordinance county wide, to permit contractor's yards as an interim use. DG worked closely with the company and the county's Planning & Zoning department for nearly a year to craft new ordinance language to not only fit the needs of the company, the county as a whole.
Upon obtaining a Conditional Use Permit to operate their business out of a new location, a myriad of challenges surfaced as it related to the conditions attached to their permit. It was necessary to work closely with the community and elected officials to re-evaluate the existing definitions and credits provided for landscaping, while ensuring additional landscaping requirements were fair, and specific to the site. DG worked closely with the community and officials to amend the zoning ordinance and business's CUP to adequately reflect the site, and meet the needs of both the business and community. This process ultimately saved the business money, and allowed them to maximize their space, thus resulting in maximum output and efficiency.
Once two adjoining sites were identified, there were numerous land use and zoning processes requiring approval before the business could close on the property. In conjunction with incentive application, Decklan Group successfully applied for, and received approval for the following:
Granite Shores is a 4-story, mixed use building, located in the heart of downtown Elk River, in between the Mississippi River and US HWY 10. To assist in promoting their commercial space (1st floor) and 67 apartment units (2nd-4th floors), Granite Shores approached Decklan Group about obtaining the necessary permits through the city to install a 79 square foot digital sign on the building. This project began in 2013, and wrapped up in 2017. Through this process, Decklan Group worked to amend the downtown district sign ordinance, amend the definition of stringcourse (benefitting the entire downtown), and obtain a CUP to allow for the sign to be installed.
Once Distinctive Iron identified a site for their expansion, it was necessary to obtain a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for outside storage. Once obtained, the company was able to operate their business out of an industrial park in Elk River.