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May 15, 2018

Spearfish City Council Reduces Residential Lot Setbacks

The Spearfish City Council has reduced lot setback for certain residential lots, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. Residential lots abutting 100-foot public rights-of-way will be reduced from 25 to 12 feet. The ordinance will also require garage doors facing the street to be at least 20 feet from the public sidewalk. The ordinance will primarily impact residential zoning districts from Exit 12 to Jonas Street and Rushmore Street to Birch Street.

Lot setbacks were first considered in order to reduce obstacles in redevelopment. However, some area residents raised concerns about the amended ordinance, including a potential loss of character to the downtown area. Other residents expressed that changes to side or rear setbacks may be preferable to changes to front setbacks.

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