Bessemer planners pave way for housing project


July 7, 2022

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe CONSULTING OVER pending construction directly south of the Bessemer City Hall are, from left, Terry Kryshak, Chad Bucknell and Dave Osier. Bucknell has proposed a housing project on the south side of the Iron Belle Trail, which runs directly behind the hall, off of E. Colby Street. The city also intends to create a trailhead behind the hall. Osier chairs the Bessemer Planning Commission, and Kryshak is a commission member.

BESSEMER - Members of the Bessemer Planning Commission cleared the way for a new housing complex by voting on Tuesday evening to change zoning on city land that is directly south of the Iron Belle Trail, which in turn runs directly south of Bessemer City Hall.

The vote means that the zoning designation for the site - which runs between Clayberg and Moore streets - will change from Country Estates to Mixed Density Residential.

In abbreviated terms, Country Estates is known as CE, and Mixed Density Residential is known as R-2.

The commission's vote took place immediately after a related publi...

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