City takes first step to annex land around Rail Spur

Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Mayor Rich Sykes and Col. Goodman, Wing Commander of the 366th Fighter Wing, lay a commemorative “golden” spikes at the spot where the rail spur, formally belonging to the U.S. Air Force, joins the mainline on Oct. 11, 2019

The annexation of 400 acres of land surrounding the newly acquired rail spur and the solar panel field on the edge of town went before the City Planning and Zoning Commission on Nov. 18. Plenty of people from the surrounding neighborhood were on hand for the meeting. However, many of them chose not to address the board after the purpose of the night’s meeting was explained.

Because the Commission would only be voting on how the land would be zoned ( Light Industrial) for recommendation to the Mountain Home City Council, audience members were only allowed to address the zoning specifics and not whether they were in agreement with the actual annexation or creation of the Industrial Land Park.

With the project being in its very early stages it requires the plan to be very flexible at this point, since Economic Development is not quite sure what all types of businesses will be coming in yet. For the full story, pick up a copy of the Mountain Home News or click on this link to subscribe to the newspaper's online edition.

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