Orchard seeks okay for more events, larger playground
The Board of Adjustment will hear a request from Eckert’s-Boyd Orchard to amend its conditional-use permit in order to have more activities and a larger playground. The hearing is scheduled on Monday, Feb. 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the Woodford County Courthouse.
Eckert’s-Boyd Orchard wants to host additional activities including hayrides on Friday and Saturday until 10 p.m., according to its application. Besides its retail barn being open until 10, the agricultural enterprise at 1396 Pinckard Pike wants to add lighting to its parking lot for visitor safety and increase the size of its playground area so activities can be added.
A family-owned company based in Belleville, Ill., with multiple pick-your-own farm locations around the St. Louis market area, Eckert’s Inc. purchased the agri-business formerly known as Boyd Orchards from Terry and Susie Boyd last March.
A decision on a request for side- and rear-yard variances in order to build a single-family residence at 5799 Midway Road (Antony C. Bays) is also scheduled to come before the board on Feb. 5.
No action was taken by the board last month to approve or deny the requested variances because a current site plan was not available to review.