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The Rapid Ready Mix property has been reverted to residential because of a grandfather clause that has a 12 month window to continue operation of a similar use on the property. (Anna Erickson / Enterprise)

Grandfather clause stopped sale of cement plant in city of Park Rapids

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A local bank is concerned that a city policy will hinder economic development and lending in Park Rapids.

A grandfather clause that reverted a piece of property back to residential has caused a cement plant sale to fall through. State Bank of Park Rapids, the lender for the property, thinks the city acted incorrectly and has requested the city consider modifying its policy and procedure on discontinuance of a non-conforming use property.


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Anna Erickson
Anna Erickson is editor of the Wadena Pioneer Journal.
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