Establishment of a family-friendly place to throw axes in Webb City was sent on to the City Council Tuesday by the Planning and Zoning Commission.
Terry Quarles is applying for a special use permit on property with a barn at 1169 1/2 Prairie Flower Road. He said he bought the property a year ago for equine therapy but needed more land that he hasn’t been able to acquire. He said the barn is 60 feet by 70 feet and has room to park 20 cars on the west side. A house, owned by someone else, fronts Prairie Flower Road.
Quarles said the business would close by 10 p.m. six days a week and 6 p.m. on Sundays.
The only objection was from Chuck Thompson, who owns the adjacent property to the south and the land Quarles had hoped to purchase. Schuber Mitchell Homes has transformed the area from agriculture to residential.
Thompson said he’s afraid of an influx of traffic, and that the business would “just be something else to worry about.”
He added, “I just want a little bit of privacy.”
The commission voted 5-0 to advance Quarles’ request to the council, which will have the final say. In the meantime, the fire department will inspect the building.
Tom Reeder’s request to vacate a portion of an unused alley was approved with condition that he remove the sewer line and any other utilities.
Reeder has purchased the house at 321 S. Hall St. (opposite the Sub Shop) and plans to clear that property.
He has owned a vacant parcel on the west side of South Walker Street, which stretches from East Third Street to Highway 171.
Once the 62 feet of alley is vacated, he plans to combine the two properties for frontage property on the northeast corner of Highway 171 and South Hall Street.
Reeder said his main purpose is to provide for a future connection to his Walker Street property from Hall Street, rather than from Third Street.
In other action, the commission voted to approve the renewal of special use permits for:
• Lavonna Preble to continue operating Reflexology and More at 406 N. Webb Street.
• Mark and Cheryl Johnson to continue operating C&M Machining at 905 W. Broadway.
Google satellite view of 1169 1/2 Prairie Flower Road.
Tom Reeder plans to combine his two properties, the house farthest south on Hall Street and the long parcel along Walker Street. That’s why he wants to vacate the 62-foot portion of the alley behind the house that will be demolished.