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Peoria Zoning Commission votes to deny Dollar General parking proposal

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The Peoria City Council will consider whether to approve a parking request to build a Dollar General store on the South Side.  The City Zoning Commission voted to deny the request to build on 205 South Western Avenue.  Commissioner Mark Misselhorn says he wanted to see more documentation on the project:

“I think there’s certainly a need for retail in this area, but I think we’re also at a huge disadvantage on this commission not seeing a site plan.”

Other commissioners say the proposed Dollar General would cut off some surrounding homes from other neighbors.  The Council takes up the proposed Dollar General site at its meeting August 25th.

Commissioner Nick Viera says the parking proposal would isolate existing homes:

“If they owned that entire square, and we weren't causing spot zoning, then I probably wouldn't have a problem with it. But I think that’s the real issue here."

The City Council will take up the proposed parking for the Dollar General Store at its meeting August 25th.