(KLZA)-- On a 7-1 vote, the Falls City Council this week approved a request to build a wood post frame building with metal siding at 1718 Abbott Street.
Kirby Oliver plans to build a 32 x 26-foot garage in the residential neighborhood. Requests to construct metal buildings in a residential neighborhood come before the Council for approval. City Administrator Gary Jorn said he researched the origins of the process, noting previous concerns about metal buildings being constructed in residential neighborhoods.
Fourth Ward Council member Derrick Leyden said he had visited with the closest neighbor who had no issue with the idea.
Third Ward Councilman John Vaughn cast the dissenting vote, noting that in his opinion, a large post-frame building does not belong in a residential neighborhood.
Oliver will be replacing a garage that was previously damaged by fire.