Mitchell planning panel OKs new Lewis Drug buildingStore plans November opening at North Main location.
By: Tom Lawrence, The Daily Republic
Lewis Drug received a go-ahead for plans to construct a new building in Mitchell from the Mitchell Planning and Zoning Commission Monday.
Schelling Construction, based in Sioux Center, Iowa, will construct the building at 1507 N. Main St., which is now a vacant lot.
“We’re hoping that we start construction in July,” said Dave Cleveringa, Schelling Construction’s president.
The plan is for Lewis Drug to move into the new building in November, he said.
Cleveringa said the 4,000-square-foot building will cost $450,000 to construct. He said the City of Mitchell has been helpful in the process.
The commissioners asked for a drainage plan before a building permit is issued. The building, which will be located in a Highway Business zoning district, does not need approval from the Mitchell City Council.
Lewis Family Drug is now located at 1416 N. Main St. in Mitchell. It’s unclear if the new store will replace the current one. Casey Zoss, pharmacist in charge at the Mitchell location, declined to comment Monday.
In other business, the planners:
• Recommended the Mitchell City Council approve the application of Kay L. and Boyd A. Reimnitz Sr. for a conditional use permit to build mini-storage buildings in the 400 block of West Birch Avenue.
• Recommended council approval of the plat of Lot 6, Block 2 of Woods First Addition in the east half of the southwest quarter of Section 23, T 103 N, R 60 W of the fifth prime meridian in the city of Mitchell.
• Tied 3-3 on the application of Jack and Jamie Wipf for a variance for a front yard setback of 4 feet instead of 30 feet at 1123 S. Duff St. It will be sent to the Mitchell City Council without a recommendation.
• Approved a proposed sign for RTR Construction at 608 N. Sanborn Blvd. It does not need council approval.
• Met without Commissioner Bernie Schmucker, who was absent.
• Noted that the commissioners will hold a public meeting on proposed zoning code changes at 7 p.m. tonight at City Hall Council Chambers.