By Rosemary Pollock
Election Over, Nauvoo Turns to Zoning Issues
NAUVOO, ILLINOIS -- Newly re-elected Mayor Tom Wilson and the Nauvoo
City Planning and Zoning Commission hosted a public input session on
Monday to discuss an upcoming growth ordinance that will be presented
to the City Council for adoption.
"Zoning will be one of the city's biggest issues in coming months,"
said Mayor Wilson. "Bus and truck route ordinances most likely will
be established to re-route traffic away from the downtown area."
City officials have continued to voice concern that the rebuilding of
the multi-million dollar Nauvoo Temple by The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints would drastically change the community of about
1,200 residents. Ground was broken in 1999 for the temple and
Nauvoo's real estate market has been active ever since.
The initial response to the rebuilding of the temple, caused the city
to impose a moratorium on new building permits while they await the
adoption of a zoning ordinance and the completion of a comprehensive
land-use plan. The March, 1999 a moratorium was imposed on new
commercial and multi-family residential sites, after a Utah firm
announced plans to build 24 two-story, two-bedroom units at 350 S.
Copies of the 160-page draft of the ordinance and accompanying zoning
map are available for public inspection at Nauvoo City Hall during
regular business hours. Hard copies of the draft and map are
available for $15. A two-day notice is required for the preparation
of purchased materials. A floppy disk and accompanying map will be
available for $5.
Public to have say on zoning
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By Jason Kristufek: The Hawk Eye
Anticipated growth in Nauvoo, Ill., behind zoning rules.