Meeting: Ferdinand Board of Zoning Appeals

The Ferdinand Board of Zoning Appeals met Wednesday and:

• Conditionally approved a zoning variance for the Ferdinand Historical Society at the Wollenmann house — 1150 Main Street — that will allow mixed use of the house for both commercial and residential purposes. The approval is pending the approval of the state fire marshal. Alvin Hoppenjans, a member of the historical society, said the operators of a bistro restaurant will reside in the upstairs of the historic house. He did not know when it will open or what kind of food will be served.

• Conditionally approved a special exception for American Legion Post 124 to allow the placement of a memorial on Legion property at approximately the 2400 block of Pine Drive on the town’s north side. The special exception allows the construction and placement of a memorial structure as required under the zoning ordinance in an agricultural district. The board’s approval is contingent on the approval or exception of the town’s stormwater requirements and the street department’s determination of which side (or sides) of the road vehicles are permitted to park on.

• Conditionally approved a variance for Hilgeman Properties that will allow the mixed use for both commercial and residential purposes at the Hilgeman Auction House, 855 Main Street. The approval is pending the approval of the state fire marshal.


The Ferdinand Plan Commission met Wednesday and:
• Stated that a request by Scott Hoffman to divide land met the town’s family farm exemption.
Approved plat exceptions granting the division of land for Steve and Brenda Hopf.




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