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Argyle P&Z recommends approval of office building

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Argyle Town Hall. Photo by Bill Castleman

The Argyle Town Council will soon consider a proposed office building taking over what used to be a church in Argyle.

TTN Fleet Solutions want to move into 202 Cook Street, which used to be the Alliance Christian Assembly of God, according to the Planning & Zoning Commission agenda. TTN is a U.S. and Canada 24/7 emergency roadside service and fleet maintenance for the motor carrier and insurance industry. It connects the person needing service to the company who can perform the right service.

TTN requested in May to add “Offices (Professional)” to the Community Facilities District permitted use chart in the Town Development Standards. Town Council considered during its May 23 meeting, and it approved an ordinance amending the Town of Argyle Town Development Standards regarding changes to the permitted use chart, to allow “Offices (Professional)” as a Specific Use Permit in the Community Facilities District.

At the Planning & Zoning Commission meeting on Aug. 1, a representative of the applicant said the total number of employees working at the location would be about 60, but it’s expected that much fewer than that would be working at the same time. The representative said the church was not able to divide the land to sell, and TTN plans to spruce up the building but it doesn’t plan to develop the land. The property is nearly 7 acres, most of which is heavily wooded.

Many residents spoke against the request, most of them fearing the business would grow or may sell to another business that would bring more vehicles into the area, but it was noted in the meeting that a different business would likely need to get approval from council if the specific use permit is granted.

The commission voted 3-1 to recommend that Town Council approve the request. Council will consider the request at its next meeting on Aug. 22.

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