During the Sept. 26 Village of Sunbury Planning & Zoning Commission meeting, developer Pat Shively, speaking for Sivad Construction, asked commission members to approve a lot split that would result in a 31.007 acre lot adjacent to I-71 south of the proposed I-71 southern interchange.
In addition to the 31-acre lot, the split would create a 32.787-acre lot and 71.976 acres of the original 135.77-acre parcel.
Sunbury Consulting engineer Wes Hall, CT Consultants, asked that a 200-foot wide access easement be granted from the landlocked parcel to South Galena Road.
Shively said the lot split request was just a subdivision of land ownership; that other landlocked properties were in the same area.
“This would just be a subdivision of the land into separate lots,” Hall said. “It would still need a development plan – he’s not proposing any right-of-way or development plan. Your action would just allow this lot split to happen.”
Firestone, Brehm, Wolfe, Whitney & Young attorney D.J. Young, sitting in for Sunbury Village Solicitor David Brehm, said zoning commission approval of the lot split request would merely change ownership of the 31-plus acre parcel, but not change the land’s use.
Commission members approved the lot split contingent on final legal and engineering approval and a detailed description of the 200-foot access easement.
In other business, zoning commission members approved a 1,998-square-foot warehouse expansion for Indco Electric; and a .075-square-foot rear setback variance for a Pulte Homes house at 956 Rooks Circle in Sunbury Meadows Section 8.
Sunbury Zoning Inspector Rhonda Mourne reported that Voss Brothers Sunbury plans to move into the former Valentine Antique Building at 579 West Cherry Street; and Sunbury Mills Plaza Retail Building B (the empty lot at the south end) may soon be under construction.
Reporter Lenny C. Lepola can be reached at 614-266-6093.
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