The former Clayton Town Hall will become an apartment building.
A special use permit for 16 loft unit apartments at the old town hall located at 231 E. Second Street was presented to the town council for consideration on Monday night.
The plan calls for each unit to have an assigned parking space.
Kevin Lee, who lives adjacent to the apartments, spoke during the public hearing. “My wife and I are not opposed to the project. We are asking that the town not allow the street to become a parking lot for the developer and to limit parking along Second Street.”
Darlene Earl, another resident in the area, shared her concerns regarding parking on Second Street as it relates to police vehicles that something travel she said at a high rate of speed when answering calls.
Planning Director David DeYoung said that steps have been taking to ensure that each unit has a parking space.
“Measures have been taking so that residents of this apartment community are not driving around in circles trying to find parking,” DeYoung said addressing the concerns.
The special use permit was granted.
Another special use permit that came before the council was the new addition at Grifols located at 8368 US 70 Business. The new facility will be three stories tall. This special use permit was approved.
New Employees Welcomed
Clayton council members welcomed 5 new employees to town staff during their Nov. 6th meeting.
Forrest Fleming has been hired as a part time Building Inspector, Laura Gray as a full time Building Inspector, Jose Perez as an Administrative Support Specialist, John Stankiewicz as a Police Officer, and Joey Faison with the Street Maintenance Department.