Mineola P&Z OKs tattoo parlor, duplexes

By Phil Major
publisher@wood.cm
Posted 7/15/21

A special use permit for a tattoo parlor and two zoning changes for a duplex development gained approval from the Mineola Planning and Zoning Commission Monday.

The items will also need approval …

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Mineola P&Z OKs tattoo parlor, duplexes

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A special use permit for a tattoo parlor and two zoning changes for a duplex development gained approval from the Mineola Planning and Zoning Commission Monday.

The items will also need approval from the city council which will consider them July 26.

The tattoo business would be located at 421 E. Broad St. Suite 3 and be operated by Shawna Ritter.

The permit passed unanimously after commission members had questions about operating hours and the business name, Kiss of Death Ink.

P&Z Commission chairman Gary McKinley said he had no problem with the business but did not like that name along the city’s  east entry corridor on Hwy. 80.

Ritter said products have already been developed using that name.

She also noted that while some tattoo businesses operate later evening hours and weekends, she and most of the artists planning to work there prefer earlier hours.

Planning Director David Madsen said letters to surrounding property owners elicited only one response, and it was not against the business.

The two zoning changes were for property on Meadowbrook. One 5-acre tract, adjacent to a mobile home park on the east, was changed from manufactured home to medium density. A tract west of that was changed from single family also to medium density.

Madsen explained the medium density zoning is basically for duplexes.

The Gladstone Investment Group plans to develop its lot into several duplexes.

Margaret McBride, who owns the property to the west, said her plans are not to develop duplexes immediately but to be prepared to do a similar type project.

Property owner John Merlino, on Robin St., expressed concerns about dust during the construction phase.

The P&Z also approved a replat of city property off Debby Lane, near the Best Western hotel. Madsen said the Mineola Economic Development Corp. is working with a prospective developer of the property, off US Hwy. 69 South.