Horse feed company restricted by zoning laws?
Added on 11 November 2022
Recently, the Daily Republic, Mitchell, S.D. pointed out a case where zoning laws could potentially affect the development of indoor farming facilities. Indeed, a South Dakota company looking to produce indoor farming fodder in a vacant Mitchell Building but the city’s zoning codes lack specific sections for indoor crop production which led to the city council considering the first reading of an ordinance on November 7th that would allow the business to operate.
DGI Feeds, the company behind the project, would transform the vacant building into a 17,000 sqft fodder production facility.
“The ordinance is proposed to allow an indoor crop-growing business like DGI Feeds’ to be permitted use in highway business districts and transportation and warehousing-specific districts. A conditional use permit would be required for the type of business to operate in central business districts, according to the proposed ordinance.” As reported by The Daily Republic, Mitchell, S.D.
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