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July 12, 2014

Council considers street vacations

DANVILLE — Requests by REG to rezone 30 lots and also vacate some streets and alleyways now come before the full city council Tuesday.

The Danville Area Planning and Zoning Commission last month denied rezoning REG lots due to uncertain biodiesel plant expansion plans. Since then, REG officials have reached out to neighbors by answering questions and also talking about possible expansion opportunities.

Danville Planning and Urban Services Manager Chris Milliken previously said the city council has to act on the zoning petition within 45 days of the zoning commission’s public hearing. REG asked to have the city council vote postponed until that final date — July 15.

REG requests the rezoning of properties including 602, 620, 622, 624, 626, 630, 632 and 640 E. Seminary St.; 519, 521, 525, 527, 529, 531, 533, 601, 603, 605, 609, 611, 705 and 715 E. Madison St.; 201, 203, 205, 207, 219 and 221 Anderson St.; and 130 and 180 N. Collett St. to be changed from R2 single-family residential zoning to I2 general industrial zoning for the purpose of future expansion and buffering of the existing biodiesel facility at 300 Anderson St.

Since the zoning commission voted down the rezoning request, a two-thirds majority vote of the city council is needed to approve the petition.

REG Danville, LLC wants to move forward with getting land ready for possible expansion and also to create buffers for the biodiesel facility on Anderson Street. REG also has requested the vacation of streets and alleyways on Madison, Anderson, Seminary and Short streets near the biodiesel facility. REG is paying the city $27,728 for the roadway vacations.

No residents spoke at a public hearing last week on the streets and alleyways matter.

Scott Hedderich, REG director of corporate affairs, said the neighbors want the lots and area to look “nice,” so REG was uncertain about any fencing and other changes. REG officials have said there aren’t current specific plans for expansion. The facility has acquired more property, and it also could use more storage space.

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