Permit For Proposed Springfield Dollar General Denied

Permit For Proposed Springfield Dollar General Denied

By a 3 to 2 vote, the Bon Homme County Planning and Zoning Commission has denied a conditional use permit for a proposed Dollar General store just north of the town of Springfield.

KYNT was first to bring you news in November of the proposed Dollar General store being planned.

AAB Engineering, which is working with the Dollar General corporation, submitted the application. The land is currently zoned agricultural, and the company was seeking approval to operate a retail business on the property.

Board members expressed safety concerns about the proposed Dollar General’s location. Those concerns ranged from creating a distraction for passing motorists to hazards for residents, particularly children, who would walk from town to the outlying store.

The commission took the action Monday following more than an hour of public comment.

The Planning and Zoning decision could be appealed. If that occurs, Bon Homme County officials say that the appeal would be taken to circuit court.