Site plan approved for Spee-Dee Delivery in Howard
By Kevin Boneske
HOWARD – A site plan to build a new 27,000-square-foot building for relocating Spee-Dee Delivery at 1360 Brookfield Ave. was approved Oct. 26 by the village’s Plan Commission.
Community Development Director Dave Wiese said the building to be located north of Zepnick Solutions will be a distribution facility modeled after Spee-Dee Delivery’s most recently built facility in Iowa.
“For the most part, (the new facility is) kind of completing the southern end of Brookfield Avenue,” he said.
Wiese said the village is excited about Spee-Dee Delivery relocating to Howard.
Conditions of approval include paving all parking lots and storage areas with asphalt, having a stormwater management plan approved by the village, all lighting being the 90-degree cutoff or box style variety and any new garbage or recycling areas being screened by landscaping or fencing or located out of the public view.
The commission also approved a site plan for Village Auto to construct a 55×32-foot detail shop at 1650 Velp Ave.
Weise said the new metal building will be placed on the site of an existing garage, which will be relocated to the rear of the property, with the new and relocated buildings screened from public view.
He said the conditions of approval include all new lighting to be recessed or the 90-degree cutoff variety with a stormwater plan, if necessary, approved by the village’s engineering department.
A request for a conditional use permit from Alice’s Greenhouses to locate three temporary buildings in the front of the former Midwest Scrap Metal site at 3840 Velp Ave. was tabled by the commission until next month to allow the layout to be worked out with a neighboring business, which has a sign that could be obstructed from view by the proposed two 17×78-foot greenhouses and a 14×20-foot shed.
If approved, Wiese said the temporary buildings would be allowed for a maximum of five years with a conditional use permit.
“It’s not uncommon, though, for you to approve multiple five-year approvals,” he said to the commission.