Controversial Zone Change Approved
Written by Andrew-Rossi on November 22, 2017
Park County Commissioners yesterday approved a controversial zone change in a rural residential area northeast of Cody.
Bruce Harrison, who owns land on Road 2AB, had begun the process of requesting a zone change on his five acre parcel. According to the Park County Planning and Zoning office, Harrison’s original proposal included plans to open a motorcycle RV park on the property.
However, at yesterday’s public hearing in front of the County Commissioners, Harrison said that he and his family had changed their mind about the business venture following loud objections from others in the neighboring subdivision.
Instead, Harrison told Commissioners and others at the public hearing that he simply wanted the zone change to ensure that his land would not be subdivided in the future.
Commissioner Joe Tilden pointed out that the zone change would better for the neighborhood, as it would ensure less density. However, it would not automatically provide for any business to be established on the property – property owners would still have to go through a strict special use permit application process in order to change the use of the land. Harrison told the commissioners that he understood.
The commissioners voted 4-1 to approve the zone change.