Prevent Rezoning: Unite Against Industrial Development in Residential Zoning
**Update 12/5/17: Although Kemps had withdrawn from planned development, the Oronoco CC is still allowing the land owner to pursue rezoning of these parcels. We need to continue to make our collective voice heard about the concern of spot zoning and the unprecedented nature of this proposal being directly adjacent to R1 residential. Please continue to share!
This petition is seeking support of Oronoco residents to oppose the proposal being considered by the city council to rezone three parcels of land east off Minnesota Avenue and Gas n Go. Cedar Woodlands neighborhood is united in opposition to the proposed development of a 300,000 sq ft industrial cold storage facility that would be developed if this rezoning effort was to pass. The parcels within this land are currently zoned as a mixture of R2 residential and B2 hwy business district.
This change would result in a significant increase of semi-truck trailer traffic per day, along with increased noise, lights, and potential safety risks to neighborhood families. To get an understanding of the magnitude and size of these industrial facilities, please visit https://www.frozen-goods.com/henningsen-cold-stora...
Please unite with us by signing this petition to help prevent construction of a facility directly adjacent to Cedar Woodlands neighborhood and at the entrance into historic downtown Oronoco. Help us maintain the beauty and serenity we all have come to value and enjoy as resident of a small-town community!
Thank you for the your support as a neighbor and friend.