The city approved our permit for our building but denied where we want to place the building on the lot! Apparently the lot next to us (where the church is) is zoned residential which means we must have a 10 ft. buffer on that side of our property. BIG problem as our building was built to completely fill our lot as we are zoned commercial and on a commercial lot you can have a zero lot line (unless you border a residential lot). The worst part is that the building was delivered the same day we got this bad news. We must now apply for a variance to the 10ft. buffer rule and hope it gets approved. We have had a ton of support from all of our neighbors and the church has written a letter on our behalf and many people have said they will come to the planning meeting and voice their support as well. We have to jump through all the correct hoops right now and will hopefully have our application for a variance in by the end of the week and I will keep people posted on the date of the planning meeting. Oh well, it's a bump in the road and a temporary "building block" but I believe we will get through this and get on our way to building the greatest bike shop on the Oregon Coast!!!
Labels: Bumps in the road