Business considers expansion into Otsego area

By: 
Daniel Pepper, Interim Editor

Otsego city officials have scheduled a hearing to rezone a parcel in the southwest corner of town to accommodate a potential new employer.

City manager Thad Beard said the city commission was scheduled to vote on a rezoning request at its Monday, Aug. 4, (today) meeting.

 “We have a potential new business interested in coming into town,” Beard said.

The rezoning would be first step to make the property eligible for tax breaks and, Beard said, the city’s master plan called for the property to eventually be zoned industrial.

The city’s planning commission considered a request Monday, July 28, from the property’s current owners and recommended a rezoning to the city commission.

Beard said there were several questions at the planning commission here from Otsego Township residents, as the property is near the border along Washington Street.

“We had four people from the township there, but just with questions and valid concerns,” he said.

Beard said having a new employer interested in Otsego was always good.

“It’s pretty exciting,” he said.

The parcel in question is west of current location of Tengam Engineering and is currently zoned residential.

“It’s in the master plan for it to be zoned industrial, so this is a good reason to enact it,” Beard said.
 

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