McCOOK, Nebraska -- The McCook Planning Commission approved a request from a potential buyer of the school bus barn property to rezone the northern portion of the property from residential medium to business commercial.
The request was approved during the commission's regularly scheduled meeting, Monday evening, with the addition of a fence between proposed buildings on the east side.
The McCook School District has entered into a contract with HCC Leasing pertaining to the purchase of the property, contingent upon the city allowing the buyers to use and build storage units.
The school bus barn property is located on the northeast corner of Q Street and West Eighth Street. The school district has indicated it intends to move the operations there to the recently purchased National Guard Armory building adjacent to McCook High School.
HCC Leasing intends to leave the north 100 feet of the bus barn property for residential lots and build storage units on the southern portion of the property.
A Planned Development Area pertaining to the project was also approved by the commission following a public hearing, Monday evening.
The planned development provides guidelines that the project must follow, according to the meeting agenda, in an effort to avoid potential conflicts with the neighborhood and enhancement of the overall area.