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Nauvoo is trying to juggle growth, influx of tourists
Deseret News 18Mar00 N6
By Stephen A. Martin: Deseret News correspondent

NAUVOO, ILLINOIS -- City Fathers stop growth of Nauvoo! A temporary halt to issuing building permits for commercial and multi-family dwellings placed Nauvoo on hold for 90 days. The planning commission has met twice monthly hoping to hammer out an ordinance which will reconcile the interests of tourists in the historic sites and the rebuilding of the Nauvoo Temple with the zoning laws about to be put into place.

Alderwoman Joni Kraft suggested that guidelines establishing historic, residential and commercial areas be established, but Mayor Tom Wilson vetoed the idea saying it was only a temporary zoning ordinance. However, at a meeting during the previous week, a six-month moratorium was requested by the committee. After much debate and questions from residents, Alderman John McCarty cut the time to 90 days indicating that it would end the moment zoning is established.

However, a proposal for shuttle bus service from Jay Gunnell , a Utah man, got a favorable response. He wants to start a bus service running from the Nauvoo Family Motel, down Latter Street to Temple Square, serving both The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Reorganized Church of Latter-Day Saints visitors centers, the Baxter's Vineyards winery complex and returning via Winchester Street to the motel. This service will cut down on private automobile traffic, leaving the streets less congested. An ordinance requiring permits for solicitors was also passed.


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