“I don't think it is appropriate to have an event venue for 250 people,” said Siemer, with other neighbors attending the meeting in agreement.
Members of the plan commission agreed and denied the request.
Plan Commission President Greg Kemper said while he and the commission appreciate Jansen's plan to make use of property, he believes the potential number of people on the property isn't appropriate use of it.
Kemper advised Jansen revise the request, but added that “in my opinion, the commission isn't going to vote for that property to hold events for 250 people.”
Jansen said after the meeting it's not economically viable to use the property for events with 50 people or less, as commissioners and others suggested.