2017-12-06 / News

Company buys more property in Sandusky

BY ERIC LEVINE
810-452-2689 • elevine@mihomepaper.com


This artist’s rendering shows what the Taco Bell restaurant would look like that is expected to be built on West Sanilac Avenue, on property between Exchange State Bank and TNT Equipment. The Sandusky Planning Commission approved the site plan for the proposed 2,300-square foot fast food eatery Nov. 28. City Manager Dave Faber showed the drawing to the city council Monday evening. This artist’s rendering shows what the Taco Bell restaurant would look like that is expected to be built on West Sanilac Avenue, on property between Exchange State Bank and TNT Equipment. The Sandusky Planning Commission approved the site plan for the proposed 2,300-square foot fast food eatery Nov. 28. City Manager Dave Faber showed the drawing to the city council Monday evening. A Canadian-based farm equipment company has purchased another lot in Sandusky’s industrial park.

The city council Monday approved the sale of the 2 ½ acre property to ROPA North America for $15,000.

ROPA, which sales and services self-propelled sugarbeet harvesters and loading systems, opened its existing facility, an 80 by 144-foot repair shop and 60 by 60-foot parts and customer service area in April.

The new lot is to the east of the facility and will be used for future expansion, said Faber.

In other business, council discussed street parking on Custer Street along the west side of the community park.

Councilwoman Sandra Barr reported the Sandusky Youth Athletic Association is suggesting that parking be allowed on only one side of the street because it’s dangerous to cross the street during summer ball season when cars are parked on both sides and two lanes of traffic.

“It’s a little tight (for motorists),” said Chief of Police Brett Lester. “I would say it’s uncomfortable, but it’s doable (in the current situation).”

Councilman Brad Harris said if parking was limited to one side of the street, parents would probably drop off their kids a couple blocks away and have them walk to the park.

“It’s going to get dangerous (if that happened),” Harris stated.

Faber said the options are limited for additional off-street parking.

Although the city purchased the Zook property on the southwest corner of the park, it can’t be developed for additional parking beyond what’s currently in use because the purchase agreement requires part of the property be used for a park.

Faber said one possibility would be to create a parking lot on the east end of the basketball courts on Speaker Street.

He estimated there would be room for 20 parking spaces.

No decision came out of the discussion.

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