A 12-acre grassy piece of land sandwiched between a school and a cluster of neighborhoods will be getting a lot of attention May 20 when the fate of a manufacturing company’s request to expand in the area will be decided.
As reported by the Elkhart Truth, MOR/ryde International Inc., a company that designs products for commercial and recreational vehicles, wants to expand its Cooper Drive plant between Eastwood Elementary School to the north and a residential area to the south. The Elkhart County Board of Commissioners will decide Monday morning whether to rezone MOR/ryde’s land off of C.R. 15 from residential and agricultural to manufacturing.
The Elkhart County Plan Commission recommended approval of the rezoning in April, but the decision was not unanimous. Five of the plan commission members voted in favor of the rezoning while three others, including county commissioner Frank Lucchese, opposed the project.
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