City commission approves parking and sidewalk agreement for former Shopko building property

The future owners of the former Shopko building in Madison appeared before the Madison City Commission Monday to discuss a perpetual sidewalk easement and parking space installation agreement.  Gregg and Nicole Peters said they are in the process of purchasing the property and the agreement before commissioners is for them to put in parking along the south side of the building off Southeast 8th Street.  City Engineer Chad Comes told commissioners that the Peters had originally inquired about a variance to construct vestibules on the building structure, along with the request for parking spaces.   

Comes said that according to the agreement before commissioners, the parking stalls would be eighteen feet deep by ten feet wide.  He said that ten feet of the parking stall would be on private property and eight feet of it would be in the public boulevard.

Nicole Peters told commissioners that they close on the building on March 31st and that the parking spaces are needed for their plans. 

Gregg Peters said that the former Shopko building will allow for an expansion of their current business. 

Also during Monday’s meeting, Utilities Director Brad Lawrence addressed some street light and other utility issues in the area where the Peters’ proposed parking spaces will be located.  

The commission approved the agreement for the perpetual sidewalk easement and parking space installation for the Peters.  Comes said that the agreement can be signed off on after the Peters close on the Shopko property.