Superior’s Plan Commission made a change to the zoning ordinance to accommodate a business trying to operate legally in Superior.
The change allows Virgil’s Towing to operate an impound lot in an M1 light manufacturing zone at 701 Catlin Ave.
The site was an impound lot previously but wasn’t a permitted use under the city’s current zoning regulations. That prompted property owner Steve Vujcevic to seek a zoning change that would allow his tenants to use the property as they intended. He sought to rezone the area for M2 heavy manufacturing.
Superior didn’t have a good designation for impound lots and lumped them in with salvage yards, which are allowed in M2 heavy manufacturing zones.
Rather than engage in spot zoning, commissioners directed city officials to submit changes to the zoning code that would allow impound lots in M1 light manufacturing districts.
Virgil’s Towing wouldn’t be the only operation made legal by the zoning code change. Others already operate in light manufacturing districts and would conform to code with the change, said Jason Serck, economic development, port and planning director.
Impound lots are still required to be licensed and inspected, Serck said.
The Council will consider the ordinance change when it meets Wednesday, Feb. 19.