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CUP for new tire center on Monday's council agenda

The Worthington City Council on Monday will consider the approval of a conditional use permit that would result in the sale and redevelopment of the former Runnings property at 1438 Humiston Ave.

KLJ Engineering, on behalf of Les Schwab Tire Centers, has submitted the application for the CUP to construct an automotive repair facility at the site. If approved, the existing building would be demolished and replaced with a new facility.

The Worthington Planning Commission voted unanimously during its July 11 meeting to recommend approval of the CUP subject to multiple conditions. Among them are: the applicant obtain approval from the Minnesota Department of Transportation for change in access from the frontage road; a “bullpen” structure where used tires will be stored temporarily shall be built with masonry block or similar material and must not be see-through; and vegetative screening must be established along the rear/east side of the property.

In additional community development-related matters, council members will consider a request from Nobles County for approval of a preliminary plat of land located at 1530 Airport Road. The proposed subdivision will split the property into three lots; plans for those lots are currently undetermined. Contingent on approval of the preliminary plat, council may also approve the final plat for the site.

Among the administrative items on Monday’s agenda is the awarding of a quote for demolition of the former Lakeshore Service Station. Neinkierk Companies submitted the lowest quote of three prospective contractors at $58,950.

A discussion regarding the city's authority to allow the operation of golf carts on designated streets under the jurisdiction of the city is also scheduled Monday.

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