The Plymouth Plan Commission approved the re-zoning request of John Oliver for a lot at the corner of Madison and Plymouth Streets in Plymouth.
The single vehicle lot was zoned commercial when Oliver Ford used the property but Mr. Oliver wants to donate the lot to Habitat for a new habitat for Humanity home.
The surrounding property is zoned residential or downtown residential. The property in question is currently zoned C-2 commercial and they are seeking a R3 traditional residential zoning for a single family home.
Dean Byers, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Marshall County told the commission they have built 18 homes adding over $1 million dollars of assessed value in the county. Byers said, “It’s difficult for find build-able lots in Plymouth. When we find a donor, like Jack we are grateful! This allows us to build affordable homes.”
Most recently the Habitat homes average about 1200 square feet and include a basement and parking pad for 2 vehicles. He indicated that the build would be a year away. They are currently interviewing for the next family.
The Plymouth Plan Commission unanimously approved the rezoning.