Following a brief public hearing, the Winona City Council Monday voted unanimously to table a proposed code amendment that would change the requirements for mixed-use business in B- 2.5 zones.
The new zone was created initially to allow the construction of the condominiums located at the foot of Johnson Street next to the Mississippi River. That project was started by developer Dave McNally but was never completed.
The land has been sold to River Bank in La Crosse and it's unknown what plans the bank may have for the property. The council had previously enacted a moratorium for four months on developments located in those zones.
Councilwoman Michelle Alexander voiced concerns on how the changes could effect other business owners.
City Planner Mark Moeller told the council any business looking to build on the McNally site would need a variance and they would have to make the space larger if the proposed amendments were enacted.
Staff will bring back the proposed code amendments after they contact all homeowners and businesses surrounding the old McNally site.
City staff had previously voiced concerns that current regulations and controls may not adequately address potential density, parking and other negative impacts evolving from district use.