Dorr Plan Commission OKs Moline Christian addition

A representative from Dan Vos Construction presents plans to the Planning Commission.

Moline Christian School won the blessing of the Dorr Township Planning Commission Tuesday night to build an addition on the west side of its school building.

A representative from Dan Vos Construction out line the school’s plans for a 9.675-foot structure that will be used for classrooms, a lounge and that included parking lot additions. A concrete outdoor basketball court will be moved to a different location.

The representative indicated that construction of the addition will begin next spring.

The Planning Commission’s vote was 5-0, but there still is a stipulation for approval from the Allegan County Drain Commission.

A school officials said the addition is necessary because its enrollment continues to increase, now at 345 students for grades K-8.

In another presentation Tuesday evening, Kraig Koroleski earned the commission’s recommendation to rezone his property at 1872 142nd Ave. from B-1 medium density residential to planned unit development (PUD).

Zoning Administrator Lori Castello said Koroleski has come to understand his 39.76-acre site isn’t really suitable for residential, so he worked up a PUD that would include one residence, am accessory building, a landscaping business and some light farming area.

Castello explained, “It’s an unfortunate piece of property that would have been great for residential except for the location of a drain. And the soil can’t handle septic.”

She said his plan probably works under a “custom set of rules” that a PUD affords.

Commissioner Dan Beute remarked, “It looks like a thorough plan that was developed here.”

Koroleski himself said, “I noticed in your master plan survey a lot of people talked about (the desirability of) keeping it rural in the township” and added he believes this does exactly that.

The vote was 5-0 and his rezoning request will go before the Township Board Oct. 28.


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