Petitioners Want Better Zoning Ordinance

Nauvoo, IL – Opponents to a proposed zoning change in Nauvoo say they want a comprehensive plan for the town. Aldermen are considering an ordinance designed to allow a blue cheese factory in the southeast part of the city. Sam Candito says those opposing the zoning amendment are not against constructing the factory. He says they believe it should be in an area appropriate for manufacturing. Candito says the ordinance as proposed would permit manufacturing in all commercial areas of the town. This could include the main street, where businesses are backed by homes. Candito says petition signers believe the city should complete a comprehensive plan with space for industry. He says one has been under discussion for years, but none have ever been finished or adopted by the council.