Sunday, November 21, 2010

Planners To Discuss Liquor Store Locations

The Cookeville Planning Commission faces a lengthy agenda as they meet Monday night. Among other items, the planners will discuss how to amend the city's zoning code  as it relates to package liquor store locations. Voters in Cookeville approved the establishment of package liquor stores earlier this month, but the city does not currently have anything in its zoning code to address the issue. City planner James Mills says that the planning commission probably needs to determine which commercial zones in the city would be appropriate for such stores. One proposal would allow the stores in all commercial zones except for the central business district, as long as they were on a major street.