Zoning ordinance change would do away with variances for home based businesses
By: Tim Murray - Friday, November 8, 2019

LAGRANGE – One of the proposed changes being considered by the LaGrange County Plan Commission is to streamline the process for home based businesses.

Planning and Zoning Administrator Robbie Miller said home based businesses in an ag zone currently have to obtain a zoning variance.

"I am proposing three home based businesses (categories). My proposal is to make them permitted, not variances."

The change in procedure would not cost residents more money and would actually be less expensive according to Miller.

"Actually there is no land use variance required, so there is no $400 filing fee. They'd still go through site plan review."

The plan commission must hold a public hearing before sending the change to the county commissioners.


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