City commission approves rezoning for medical clinic on Main

By Chris Swick
January 26, 2016

McPherson City Commissioners gave their approval Monday to a rezoning for the former Cox Communications building on North Main Street to allow for a proposed medical clinic and related retail space.

McPherson City Administrator Nick Gregory, acting as interim Zoning Administrator, presented the change in zoning from B3a Main Street to B-3 Central Business District.

“And that's an overlay district for the Central Business District,” Gregory said. “Moreso along the Main Street corridor, approximately from Sutherland to the railroad tracks to the north.”

Gregory added, with the passage of the ordinance granting the change in zoning, the proposed medical clinic will go before the Board of Zoning Appeals on Thursday at 7 p.m. for a public hearing.

“Which would actually allow the medical use, because it's a conditional use in the B-3 Central Business District,” Gregory said.

The vote by the commission to approve the change in zoning was 2-0, with Mayor Tom Brown abstaining due to his ties to the advisory committee for the Safety Net Clinic.