City Approves S.D. Body Shop's Special Use Permit
October 18, 2018—The Pierre City Commission in South Dakota approved a conditional use permit for local business owner, Gerrick McComsey, to operate an auto body shop on a 9.5-acre parcel he owns on the east side of Garfield Avenue, according to a report by the Capital Journal.
The property is zoned for “Local Business,” and “the body shop use requires a conditional use permit,” city planner Sharon Pruess told members of the commission.
According to the Capital Journal, city ordinances say that “automobile sales, service and storage” require conditional use permits within a local business zoning district. McComsey, who owns Sharpe Enterprises, one of the larger construction contractors in the community, already has a building on a corner of the otherwise empty parcel which he had used for a rental company. He obtained signatures from the nine owners of adjacent properties recording their “no objections” to the idea of an auto body repair shop in that building.