DARKE COUNTY – Darke County Commissioners held a public hearing during their regular Wednesday session, concerning the re-zoning of two tracts of land in Wabash Township, located at State Route 705 and U.S. Route 127.
No public input was given during Wednesday’s hearing.
County zoning inspector Curtis Yount was present Wednesday and discussed the zoning requests with commissioners, which is to rezone two parcels of vacant land, one parcel from R-1 residential to B-1 township business and the second parcel from A-1 general agriculture to B-1 township business.
During an earlier public meeting held by the zoning board, Yount said some of tracts’ neighbors were present, along with a representative from GBT Realty, which represents Dollar General stores, who showed interest in the larger parcel.
Following the commission meeting, Yount told The Early Bird “Dollar General had a representative at” a zoning meeting.
Yount also explained a traffic study of the area had been completed, indicating approximately 10 cars per hour would use the new business area, as well as one semi-truck per week to deliver goods.
The final entry/exit details have yet to be determined, Yount said, for a future business at the intersection.
The smaller tract of land is being developed as a “small, single use office.”
Commissioners approved the zoning change request.