2017-12-07 / News

Planning Commission revokes special use permit for tattoo facility

By Sam Tunningley
810-452-2661 • stunningley@mihomepaper.com

FLUSHING – The Flushing Planning Commission voted to revoke a special use permit granted to a tattoo parlor on East Main Street due to the vegetation in the rear yard of the property not being mapped.

The commission required a public hearing to formerly retract the permit.

The facility acquired a special use permit in August to set up shop at 1323 East Main St. City Manager Brad Barrett said the city’s revocation, along with the property’s failure to meet the conditions decided upon, prevents the permit from staying attached to the parcel.

There were no comments from the audience during the public hearing.

The tattoo parlor has been a source of contention for residents living in the area. At the August meeting, several neighboring property owners expressed concern over placing the business within the B-1 District, which is primarily meant for businesses that satisfy basic needs for surrounding homeowners.

Residents also objected to the shop for a myriad of other reasons, including its potential to create hazardous waste and increase traffic.

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