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Kevin and Donna Hickey are the owners of the 3.5-acre property located at 12549 University Road, Shabbona, in Milan Township, containing three (3) existing farm buildings. The Hickeys would like to rent out the excess space in the buildings as a storage location for large personal vehicles and equipment, such as recreational vehicles, boats, tractors, etc. Additionally, they also wish to lease one of the buildings to a farmer for use as shop space for the storage and maintenance of his equipment. However, the property is zoned A-1, Agricultural District, and the use of the buildings for a storage business is a Special Use in that District. In order for the business to operate on the property, a Special Use Permit must be granted by the DeKalb County Board. Before the Board can grant a Special Use Permit, a public hearing must be held before the DeKalb County Hearing Officer.


Kevin and Donna Hickeys are requesting approval of such a Special Use Permit for a storage business at 12549 University Road, Shabbona. A public hearing will be held before the DeKalb County Hearing Officer on Thursday, September 14, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. in the DeKalb County Administration Building, Conference Room East, south entrance, 110 E. Sycamore Street, Sycamore, IL, 60178. Because this will be the only opportunity for public input on this application, all interested persons are encouraged to attend and be heard. The Special Use Permit petition, MI-17-12, is available for inspection at the DeKalb County Community Development Department, 110 E. Sycamore Street, Sycamore, IL, (815) 895-7188.


P.I.N. 10-35-200-010


The application for the Special Use Permit has been filed in accordance with the requirements of Section 9.02 of the Zoning Ordinance in order to allow a service use in agricultural buildings that are no longer used for agriculture, on a parcel in the A-1, Agricultural District.

Marcellus Anderson, Assistant Planner
DeKalb County Community Development Department
Published: The Daily Chronicle, August 26-27, 2017