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Rayne Planning, Zoning Commission recommends variance approval

There may be a new sno-cone stand coming to Rayne.
The Rayne Planning and Zoning Commission Tuesday recommended approval of a variance to allow Lynette Scott to open a sno-cone / snack stand at 803 Malvern St.
The recommendation will now be presented to the Rayne City Council at its June 12 meeting.
Mark Daigle, city inspector, explained that the commission is not recommending that the lot be rezoned from residential to commercial. Instead, he said, a variance is recommended so that a business can be operated in the residential area.
“Mrs. Scott has collected signatures from 75 percent of the residents in the immediate area and from 100 percent of the property owners with property that abut the proposed stand,” Daigle said.
If approved by the council, the new stand will be about one block from Armstrong Middle School on Malvern Street, according to Daigle.
Following Tuesday’s meeting, Daigle updates members of the commission on Dr. Sandra Perrodin’s plans to develop property located just off Louisiana Highway 35 north of Interstate 10.
He said Perrodin plans to install a private drive to service her new offices on the location, which is situated just north of the current Days Inn property.
“There’s very little for the city to be concerned with regarding this, with the possible exception of a right-of-way for an electrical line,” Daigle said.
The development will also be the site of Dr. Patrick Briese’s new dental offices.

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