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Superior panel nixes zoning change for firearm sales

The Superior Plan Commission ended discussion of changing the zoning code after a business withdrew its request to allow sales in highway commercial districts

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SUPERIOR — The city's zoning code won’t change to allow firearm sales in highway commercial zones in the city.

The Superior Plan Commission ended discussion of the issue Wednesday, Sept. 21, without a recommendation to change the zoning code.

The business that requested the change in the ordinance withdrew its request, Mayor Jim Paine said. He encouraged commissioners to postpone the issue indefinitely, effectively ending the discussion without changing the zoning ordinance.

In May, the commission recommended a zoning change that would allow firearm sales in highway commercial zones. The council rejected the change in June and referred the matter back to the commission to consider creating a special use permit to further restrict firearm sales along highway corridors.

While the commission discussed options at length in July, no conclusions were made.

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Firearms are allowed to be sold in the central business and manufacturing districts within the city.

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