The City of Sun Prairie is in the process of drafting an ordinance related to the design standards for the Suburban Industrial (SI) zoning district, which will replace the Business Park Covenants, previously enforced by the Business Park Covenants Committee. The standards would apply to all properties in site SI district, not just the Sun Prairie Business Park. As an owner of property zoned in the SI district, you are invited to attend an informational meeting to learn more about the proposed ordinance.
Last year staff started an effort to convert our current Business Park design guidelines into ordinance standards. The current design guidelines are part of the covenants associated with several business park plats, and over the years have been enforced privately by the Business Park Covenants Committee. The issue is that the current Covenants Committee is ready to dissolve, and rather than recruit new members for the few lots that are left to develop, they have requested the City begin enforcing the standards. Instead of creating a new City committee, staff has started converting the guidelines into a suburban industrial zoning ordinance. The new ordinance will address the design aspect of the SI zoning district that was a major part of the covenants for the Business Park. Many other topics within the Covenants were already part of the City Ordinance.