By Kevin Jefferies
Commerce – The Commerce City Council approved the first reading of a 6 month moratorium on new construction along the development corridor linking A&M-Commerce and downtown. The measure came at the request of a task force involved with the Economic Strategic Plan for Commerce. No new construction would be allowed around most of downtown, and along Monroe and Live Oak streets as they run through the heart of Commerce. Director of Community Development Fred Eaton said the freeze will only be on new construction.
EATON: This is going to be for the issuance of new building permits; so I wouldn't want to raise any alarms if someone has a water leak or sewer problem and needs to do routine maintenance on their house. Those permits will still be issued.
The second reading of the moratorium will be at the Commerce City Council meeting May 17th.