The Winchester-Clark County Planning Commission denied a zone change request for a quarter-acre plot on West Broadway Tuesday.
Paul King, owner of Paul & Son Auto Recyclers & Sales, requested the plot at 239 W. Broadway be re-zoned I-1 for light industrial use. Currently, the property is zoned R-4 for multi-family residential use.
King said he wanted to use the property as an overflow lot for used cars. King operates a salvage yard on West Broadway, which is considered an industrial use. He said the lot would function as commercial property, and would not have any industrial use.
Robert Blanton represented King at the public hearing and said King did not request B-3 zoning, highway business, because light industrial was more congruent with zoning in the area, and all B-3 uses are allowed within the light industrial zoning classification.
“The original zoning is inappropriate because the property is completely surrounded on three sides by industrial,” Blanton said.