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Topsoil business, event center among Board of Adjustment matters

Topsoil business, event center among Board of Adjustment matters

October 19th, 2017 by Jeff Haldiman in News

This is an overview of the fields, located in the bottom land adjacent to No More Victims Road and Algoa Road, running parallel to Union Pacific Railroad tracks. In the background left is Algoa Reformatory and in the background right is Jefferson City Correctional Center. The Jefferson City Board of Adjustment approved a conditional use permit for a topsoil supply business and extraction operation. Property owner Sandra Smith filed the application on behalf of Premium Topsoil LLC.

Photo by Julie Smith /News Tribune.

The Jefferson City Board of Adjustment approved a conditional use permit for a topsoil supply business and extraction operation Tuesday.

Property owner Sandra Smith filed the application on behalf of Premium Topsoil LLC.

The property consists of 175 acres located on the west side of Route J, approximately 2.5 miles north of U.S. 50.

The property is zoned as rural. For this type of land use, such as quarrying or mining like operations, city code states a conditional use permit is required if the property is within the rural zoning district.

Staff reports to the board show Premium Topsoil proposes stripping the topsoil, with approximately 10 acres being open at any given time and the remainder of the land being used for agricultural purposes. The operation would involve taking several inches of topsoil and restoring the area to agricultural use.

Premium also will have to get a permit from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and meet floodplain regulations.

Staff members said efforts will be made to mitigate dust through use of water, and traffic volumes on Route J are expected to be "very minimal."

Also at Tuesday's Board of Adjustment meeting, the board approved a conditional use permit for an event center to be built at Turkey Creek Golf Center on Oilwell Road.

The 10,000-square-foot building would be two stories tall and would include a kitchen, two bathrooms, a stage and storage. The golf course hosts a number of fundraisers and other events on the property.

The center would be located in the 100-year floodplain, but it would be elevated to above base flood elevations to meet floodplain regulations. There would be 50 parking spaces added, bringing the total spaces at the golf center to 200.

City planning officials said the property is zoned as rural, and to build the center within the rural zoning district requires a use permit from the board.