Alton Plan Commission considers two special use proposals at recent meeting
The Plan Commission for the City of Alton, Illinois, recently met to hear two major requests from its citizens -- one related to a towing dispatch center and one related to a specialty gym and youth center.
Citizen Charles Wiley went before the commission to present a request to add motor vehicle towing dispatch centers to the list of special uses within the R-2 district. He also sought a special use permit to operate a motor vehicle towing dispatch center at 826-834 E. Seventh St.
After his presentation, the commission closed the public hearing while they discussed and voted on the proposal. Ultimately, the presentation was struck down by a vote of six to three.
The committee then reopened the public hearing to examine a request from citizen Edmund Jones, an employee at Giant City LLC. Jones petitioned to add fitness centers to the list of special uses within the C-1 neighborhood commercial district and a special use permit to operate a fitness center at 900-918. Giant City wanted to use the facility to train athletes in the fields of strength, speed and specialty areas.
After the committee closed the public hearing, a motion was made to pass the request -- which went forward by a vote of nine to zero.