A grocery store which has gained significant business since the closing of Smithson's Piggly Wiggly requested the Woodbury Planning Commission Tuesday to allow its employees to park in an adjacent empty lot while it goes through the process of rezoning the lot from residential to commercial.
Osborne's Bi-Rite’s Corporate Office sent an email to Woodbury officials recently asking what steps needed to be taken to rezone the lot from residential to commercial. The request was also made the request to let their employees park in the lot to free up a few extra spaces for customer parking.
The planning commission approved the request Tuesday during its monthly meeting. A letter will be sent to let store officials know that it's okay for their employees to park in the lot while Osborne’s goes through the process of rezoning.
The only other business discussed during the meeting was the request made by Billy Kauffman of Short Mountain Distillery to put up a sign in the Town ofWoodburythat provides directions to the Distillery, which has become a tourist attraction since opening.
The sign will be placed near the Old Murfreesboro Roadon property that Kauffman owns close to the barn next to the Cannon County Animal Clinic that has the quilt on it promoting agritourism. If there's enough room on the sign, Kauffman plans to put a "Welcome to Woodbury" type message on it.
The sign will follow city codes and not be any bigger than 200 square feet. It will be a decorative black sign with white lettering.
The motion was made and passed to allow Mr. Kauffman proceed with plans to put the sign up.