Planning commission OKs conditional use permit on Pivot Rock Road
Pivot Rock Road will have some new
The Eureka Springs Planning Commission
kicked off its regular meeting
Tuesday, Feb. 13, with a public hearing
for a conditional use permit application
at 29 Pivot Rock Road, quickly adjourning
the hearing after nobody spoke on the
Chairwoman Ann Tandy-Sallee asked
Katie Hendrickson, the future owner of
the property, to explain her application.
Hendrickson said she lives right next
door to the property, saying the property
is located on three acres and is
tucked behind the road with space for at
least two cars to park. It’s one unit right
now, Hendrickson said, but could easily
be turned into two units to rent out.
She received phone calls supporting
her application, Hendrickson said, from
some of her neighbors. Hendrickson
said she doesn’t own the property yet
but is in the process of closing the sale.
Commissioner Susan Harman asked
if the unit was already being used as
lodging, and city preservation officer
Glenna Booth said Hendrickson submitted
a new application. It’s new tourist lodging,” Booth said.
“It’s not a continuation.”
Commissioner Doug Breitling moved
to approve the request and the commission
unanimously agreed to do so.
Hopefully the units will be ready to host
tourists, Hendrickson said, by March.
“That’s when the season starts,” Harman
said. “It’s going to come up quick.”
The commission moved on to discuss
the way neighbors are notified of upcoming
construction. Tandy-Sallee said
she received calls from neighbors who
live around the new construction near
Legends Saloon saying they weren’t
aware of the activity until it began.
“They were not exactly pleased they
had no knowledge this was going to
happen,” Tandy-Sallee said.
She suggested adding something in
the city’s code requiring some signs to
be placed near new construction.
“I’m not saying we have to send out
notices or do a public hearing, but I do
think we need to put out some signage
to let people know what is happening,”
Tandy-Sallee said. “It’s just something
I wanted to throw out for all of us to
Harman said she wouldn’t have a
problem with that, and the commission
agreed to discuss it at its next regular
meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday,
Feb. 27, at The Auditorium.