MillWorks seeks zoning change
- Published: February 8, 2019
An industrial park in the village is requesting a zoning change to allow for a mix of uses, according to its new owners this week. Artist lofts, art studios, maker spaces, community kitchens, a hostel, a children’s museum and more are planned for the MillWorks business center on North Walnut Street.
“The goal is to create a more ‘live, work, play’ type of environment,” Jessica Yamamoto said of her vision for the four-acre property, which she and her husband Antonio Molina purchased last September for $1.15 million.
MillWorks’ owners are seeking a zoning change from light industrial, I–1, to the mixed use of a Planned Unit Development, PUD, which would allow for residential and some limited retail. At its Feb. 4 meeting, Council agreed to allow the plan to be reviewed by Planning Commission despite the property being smaller than the five acres required for PUD zoning.
Planning Commission will consider a preliminary plan application for PUD zoning at its next regular meeting, Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. in Council chambers.
The rezoning is “for the purpose of expanding the uses into a unified complex with businesses that will be complimentary to each other,” according to Planning Commission’s agenda.
Read the Feb. 7 issue of the News for a full story on the vision of MillWorks’ new owners.
See “MillWorks changes hands” for our previous coverage.