Planning And Zoning OKs Requests For Airbnb, Auto Body Expansion

From staff reports

All five requests were unanimously approved by the Ste. Genevieve Planning and Zoning Commission last Thursday.

Two involved the city of Ste. Genevieve wanting to subdivide two parcels in the 1000 block of Progress Parkway and were quickly passed.

Community development administrator David Bova explained that it was for “future roadway use should that be needed for future westward expansion.”

City administrator Happy Welch called it “industrial land that has been sitting there 15 years,” with “no real bites” of interest for developing it.

The city also wished to re-zone Lot 1-B of Lot 1 of the Re-Plat of the Highway 32 Industrial Park from “I-1” Light Industrial to “C-1” General Commercial. This also passed with very little discussion.

Dwayne Doze then requested  a special use permit to expand the current special use of his property as an auto body shop and paint booth into a newly constructed building in a C-1 General Commercial District at 590 Ste. Gen. Drive.

Doza explained that the 40- by 60-foot building will be used for painting only.

“I’m very pleased you’re doing so good that you can expand your business,” commission member Kathy Waltz said.

Finally, Jason Stackle took part by speaker phone. He requested a special use permit to operate a guest lodging establishment in an R-2 General Residential District at 974 Market.

Jason and Ashley Stackle had received permission to move Heavenly Hair & Boutique from 291 Market Street to 996 Market Street at the August 1, 2019 meeting – later approved by the Board of Aldermen. At that time they said they would be interested in later adding an airbnb guest lodging operation upstairs. In March 2020 they requited a special use permit to launch the airbnb.

The new request was for the house next door.