The Shakopee City Council last week tabled consideration of a change in the city code that would limit the number of businesses that sell and service used cars on its Hwy. 101/County Road 69 corridor.
The Planning Commission last month unanimously approved the change, which in the future would allow used-car businesses in the highway zone only if they also sold new vehicles. The change wouldn’t affect existing used-car operations but would apply to any that might want to locate in the area in the future. Existing used-car businesses that wanted to expand also could be affected.
Michael Leek, community development director, said he expects the issue may resurface in March as part of a council workshop discussion on a study of the Hwy. 101/County Road 69 corridor, a prime pathway into the city’s downtown.