By Conrad Dudderar
A Yukon business owner is seeking the City of Yukon’s blessing to open a food truck park on Main Street.
Bret Kappus has applied for a conditional use permit to allow an outdoor patio and entertainment for his new business Patio 66, 701 W Main on the north side of Route 66.
The Yukon Planning Commission was due to hear the request at its March 14th meeting, but Kappus asked that the item be continued one month.
Commissioners will consider the matter at its April 11th meeting.
Kappus, who owns the Flower Shop Winery & Pizzeria at 629 W Main, has purchased one acre of land directly west to open Patio 66. The site formerly housed the business Fence Pro.
The businessman said he wants to open a food truck park, Patio 66, to encourage more people to visit downtown Yukon. Kappus plans to have a farmer’s market on his new property.
The site also will be used to provide parking for customers of his winery and pizzeria.
Kappus plans to open Patio 66 this fall or next spring.
Meanwhile, planning commissioners were briefed at their March meeting on revisions to Yukon’s zoning code and subdivision regulations.
As part of the update process, presentations will be made this week to the Yukon’s Best Main Street and Yukon Chamber of Commerce boards.
“Those are the last two groups that haven’t had a presentation, trying to get some of their input,” Assistant City Manager Mitchell Hort said.
Hort asked planning commissioners to review the document before it is finalized.
“Look at all the uses as we go forward, and make sure you agree with what’s in there because there’s some big changes (proposed) that’s going to change the way we do business,” he said.