SOUTH BEND — The Pacific County Commissioners on Tuesday, April 23, voted unanimously to reject the New Visions application for a group home in Seaview.

Chairwoman Lisa Ayers (Dist. 3) said: “In reviewing the whole ordinance, I feel the New Visions proposed use appears to be most similar in nature to a group home, which is specifically listed under the definition of health and social rehabilitation centers. That use is included as a conditional use in R1, R2 rural lands and mixed use as well as in special use in R3. Because it’s specifically included elsewhere in the ordinance, I think its absence in the commercial zone was purposely omitted and not intended as an allowed use in the community commercial zone. So my opinion is that I feel that the special use in this situation is not applicable for this application.”

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