Expansion for a current local business along with an antenna on the roof of a bank topped the discussion last night by the Rochelle Planning and Zoning Commission.
Community Development Director Chris Limas informed the commission that Master Graphics has recently purchased the former Ambassador Steel Building on South Main Street. They plan to add 12,000 square feet to that building for their binding process work. An additional 50 jobs may also come about from the addition.
Progress continues to be made on the "Big R" store. They hope to open their doors around Labor Day.
The Commission recommended to city officials that they approve a special use permit for the 1st National Bank and Trust Company in Rochelle for an antenna on the roof of their building. The 65 foot antenna will be used to communicate with their bank in Ashton. The antenna in Ashton will be located on the community's water tower.
The bank in Rochelle needs a location to store off site data in case there was some type of a disaster in the Hub City.
The commission also talked about the extension of 20th Street to Queens Road in the future. Limas said that this project will not be done until future development is made in this area.