The proposed three-story building, owned by Validation Connections, Inc., is anticipated to come into a commercial corridor where buildings are supposed to have 200 feet of frontage. The variance request was made because the 2.2-acre property only has 159 feet of frontage available.
Shenandoah City Administrator Kathie Reyer said the building and the worksite currently meet the requirements for setbacks, parking and canopy.
However, Mayor Ritch Wheeler said there have been developers in the recent past that were granted variances and then changed their project, rendering the original request unnecessary.
"Then it's no longer appealable to the city," Wheeler said. "I am kind of tired of granting variances to people and then [having] things change."
The ordinance proposed to allow the variance was denied, and the motion was tabled in a 3-2 vote, with Council Members Charlie Bradt and Dean Gristy voting to allow the variance.