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MB Foundation, Tabor seeks zoning variances

Staff writer

A new office building envisioned by Mennonite Brethren Foundation will perhaps move closer to reality when the Hillsboro Board of Zoning Appeals meets at 7 p.m. Thursday in the council room at city hall.

On the agenda for the meeting are public hearings on variance requests for an intended new MB Foundation office and Tabor College’s Shari Flaming Center for the Arts.

MB Foundation asks for a 15-foot front yard at 410 S. Washington St., one parking space per 400-sq. feet of floor area, a 37-foot sign setback from the street centerline, a building height of 40 feet.

Tabor expects to construct the center for the arts in the spring. It will contain a performance auditorium with about 820 fixed seats and a 2,715-sq. foot black box theater for up to 388 people.

In order to provide the required number of parking spaces for the facility, Tabor requests that existing parking spaces up to 900 feet away be included in the count.

Last modified March 3, 2016

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