Biz Buzz:
Commission hears permit request

       A new “business park” designation for the 25 attached commercial/industrial units in three buildings in the 2700 and 2800 blocks of Ore Mill Road would allow them more retail flexibility than before.
       A conditional use permit allowing the change for the 4.8-acre property (and a new name: Midland Greens Business Park) has been requested by Mike Craddock of Craddock Companies and goes before the City Planning Commission Nov. 18. In an interview, he said the proposal was not spurred by development plans (no changes are foreseen) or a desire to lease more of the one-story units (they are close to 100 percent leased now).
       However, businesses leasing space in Midland Greens have asked in the past for fewer constraints on retail, Craddock said.
       “A business park doesn't necessarily increase the amount of retail allowed on the site,” explained Ryan Tefertiller of City Land Review, noting that the area's industrial zone remains intact, permitting 30 percent of gross square footage to be used as “accessory retail” under the city zoning code. However, he added that the new designation “allows more 'showroom' and office uses.”
       The commercial units, are chiefly used by small industrial businesses. The Craddocks built the units and have owned the property since 1985.
      
       Computrainer races
       The public is invited to the second annual Indoor Computrainer Races at the Endurance Sports Club at Carmichael Training Systems, in the Roundhouse commercial center, 600 S. 21st St., Friday, Nov. 19 and Dec. 3 at 5:45 p.m.
       The free event allows riders to compete for best times on Carmichael's computrainers (3D bicycle training devices).
       Reservations are requested.
       For more information, call 635-0645 x5, or e-mail theclub@trainright.com.
      
       Pottery show opens
       Potter Tony Heslop will celebrate “35 years of working in clay” with an exhibit opening Friday, Nov. 19 at the El Dorado Gallery, 2627 W. Colorado Ave.
       The reception times will be Nov. 19 from 5 to 8 p.m. and Nov. 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
       The exhibit will continue through Dec. 5.

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