Oct 12, 2021 5:49 PM

Two public hearings Wednesday at Hays Area Board of Zoning Appeals

Posted Oct 12, 2021 5:49 PM

By BECKY KISER
Hays Post

Two public hearings will be held at 8:15 Wednesday morning by the Hays Area Board of Zoning Appeals.

Wes Rathbun of Rathbun Enterprises, LLC is requesting a variance to increase the allowed area of painted wall signage, including a mural,  from 32 sq. ft. to 75 sq. ft. on the building at 109 W. 7th. 

Under new ownership, a new business, "The Fort," is going in at the location which formerly housed "Wild Rose."

The large building was constructed in 1953 as a grocery store and then later split into two spaces for a restaurant and bar according to information submitted to the board by Curtis Deines, PIE superintendent.

Although it's in downtown Hays, the property is  not listed in the Chestnut Historical District.

A second public hearing will be conducted for Thomas and Christine Wasinger requesting a seven-foot variance 

Thomas & Christine Wasinger for a variance to reduce the side yard building setback from the required seven feet to zero feet at their property, 302 E. 24th Street.

The October 13 agenda is available here