WORTHINGTON — All State Ag Parts LLC passed through its first two hurdles Wednesday night in its request to construct a 60- by 132-foot hoop storage building on land owned by Richard Dyke at 27148 271st St., Worthington.
This is the Dyke’s Auto Salvage location along U.S. 59/Minnesota 60, south of town. All State Ag Parts has purchased the business, but has a five-year lease on the property. The hoop storage building will temporarily take the place of two buildings that were destroyed by fire on the site in July 2016 and will house new, used and rebuilt parts.
“We want to do a cold storage building on the same footprint that two other buildings that were there and we lost in the fire,” office manager Maralee Onken told members of the Nobles County Joint Jurisdictional Zoning Committee in the first of two zoning meetings scheduled for the evening.
In addition to the hoop structure, plans include the addition of a 40- by 40-foot concrete slab behind an existing maintenance building. The slab will be used to house containers that collect diesel and other fluids.
Nobles County Planning and Zoning Administrator Kathy Henderschiedt said a conditional use permit is needed for the project, even though it is replacing an existing building, because more than 180 days had lapsed since the fire.
“Are you sure, after last Saturday’s wind storm, that you want to put up a hoop barn?” asked Nobles County Commissioner Bob Demuth Jr., who represents the board on the committee.
“I thought about it,” Onken replied, adding that the hoop structure is supposed to withstand wind gusts up to 107 miles per hour.
All State Ag Parts General Manager Jeremy Berens said if the structure is approved, the materials will be ordered and the building constructed. He didn’t have a timeline on when it would be completed, noting only that it takes four weeks to get the materials once it is ordered.
The Joint Jurisdictional Zoning Committee approved of the project, advancing it to the Nobles County Planning Commission, which also met Wednesday and ultimately approved of the plans.
The permit request will now advance to the Nobles County Board of Commissioners on Aug. 6 for consideration.
All State Ag Parts LLC is based in Hudson, Wis., with 13 stores located in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota, Nebraska, Missouri and California.