Plan commission approved non-favorable recommendation on Spencerville zoning

Dollar General told FOX 55 it is exploring options on State Road 1 in Spencerville.

Posted: Sep. 19, 2018 10:46 PM
Updated: Sep. 20, 2018 8:30 AM

AUBURN, Ind. (WFFT) - The DeKalb County Planning Commission approved an unfavorable - recommendation to rezone two acres of a field in Spencerville during a three hour meeting Wednesday.

Lynn Reinhart is asking the county to re-zone two acres of his field at CR 68 and SR 1 from agriculture to commercial for a potential retail store.

Reinhart said he was approached by a company several times this year and eventually worked out an agreement.

Dollar General told FOX 55 News it is exploring options on State Road 1 in Spencerville.

A spokesperson said the company likes to build stores within 3-5 miles of people who were shop there.

Many people spoke against the re-zoning during a public meeting Wednesday in Auburn.

They were concerned about the view from the historic Covered Bridge and traffic at that intersection.

DeKalb County Commissioners will make a final decision on the proposal during it October 1 meeting.

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