Jackson County has prided itself over the last three decades as being a place friendly to business growth. Both at the county and municipal level, local governments have long invested in infrastructure to accommodate industrial and business projects.
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The rezoning hearing for a proposed major industrial development in South Jackson has been moved to the October 23 agenda of the Jackson County Planning Commission. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at the Administrative Building in Jefferson.
Two variance requests that would bring a Dairy Queen restaurant to Jefferson were approved by the Quad Cities Planning Commission Tuesday night. The requests will now go to the Jefferson City Council for consideration at its Oct. 13 meeting.
David Gillespie is asking to reduce the 50 feet of required corridor buffer to 25 feet and for seven additional parking spaces to be allowed. The restaurant would be located on the Hwy. 129 Bypass at Panther Drive.
The Jefferson City Council will hear the requests when it meets at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 13, at the civic center. The council will vote on the requests when it meets at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 27, at the civic center.