Coon Rapids commission OKs two use permits

Conditional use permits have been approved by the Coon Rapids Planning Commission for yoga and beauty shop home occupations in the city.

Amy Erickson received approval to conduct yoga classes at her home at 8870 Mississippi Blvd., while Jackie Loxtercamp was approved for a permit to run a home-based beauty shop at 11800 Juniper St. N.W.

Both requests were recommended for approval by Planner Scott Harlicker.

Under Erickson’s proposal, she will use a converted bedroom for the classes and if the classes are too large, then an upstairs living room will be used.

According to Harlicker, the home has a finished basement and a total of 1,651 finished square feet with room for six cars in the driveway and two in the garage.

Erickson, who will finish her training in November, will be offering Ayurvedic consultations and lifestyle recommendations to help clients achieve optimal physical and emotional health, she wrote in a letter that accompanied her application for the permit.

She also offers Reiki healing which addresses physical, emotional, mental and spiritual imbalances, Erickson wrote.

Erickson plans to see anywhere from four to 10 clients a day Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., as well as Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon.

Loxtercamp is proposing a beauty shop at her home in a portion of the house located between the garage and main living space, according to Harlicker.

In his report to the commission, Harlicker said the salon would be accessed from the outside via a service door with proposed hours of operation from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday by appointment only.

The salon will be operated in a large room with a wall constructed to create a separated home office space and another wall to separate the stairs to the rest of the house, while a large closet will be converted into a bathroom, Harlicker wrote in his report to the commission.

Additional plumbing will be needed for the shampoo sinks and bathroom conversion, he wrote.

According to Loxtercamp, she will be providing haircuts, colors, perms and styles, working anywhere from 10 to 20 hours a week.

Peter Bodley is at [email protected]