Permits issued for Casino Magic, other projects

By Jerry Creel, Community Development Director

This week in economic development, the department issued separate permits for the fire sprinkler system and the fire alarm system for Casino Magic. Building plans were received this week for an office building on Tommy Munro Drive for D. R. Horton Homebuilders. Plans were also received for a new commercial warehouse Structure to be located in the Oaklawn Business Park, a new commercial business to be located in the former Books-A-Million tenant space in the Edgewater Village Shopping Center, and one new single family home.

Also this week, the Development Review Committee signed off on site plans for the new Marshall’s Funeral Home and Crematory to be located on Veterans Avenue, and a kitchen and deck addition for Shaggy’s Restaurant. The Architectural/Historical Review Commission approved designs for two new single family homes to be built in the Edgewater Park Subdivision.

Earlier this week the City Council held the first reading for ordinances to increase the minimum lot area requirement for property zoned (AR) Agricultural Restricted, from one acre to five acres. This change was necessary in order for the city to comply with changes made to FEMA regulations. The second ordinance is to extend the one year expiration date for temporary signs and banners for one more year.

At the meeting on Tuesday March 3, the City Council will consider resolutions for the preliminary plat, and a conditional use  application for the new Walmart Neighborhood Market on Popp’s Ferry Road.