Mason City council to consider final reading to rezone ShopKo building into golf car manufacturing facility

MASON CITY — The City Council in Mason City tonight will consider the final reading of an ordinance changing the zoning of the former ShopKo building to allow it to be transformed into a golf car and electric vehicle manufacturing facility.

EVCO Holdings LLC in September announced they were intending to purchase the former box store building for its new manufacturing and assembly project, with the company intending to create up to 100 jobs over its first five years. EVCO is a new company that will create various product lines in the burgeoning recreational electric vehicle market, which will include Streetrod Golf Cars and various electric vehicle-based products and components.

The building is currently zoned in a “Z4 Multi-Use” district, with the proposal rezoning it to “Z6-R, Industrial Restricted”, subject to the terms of a conditional rezoning agreement, which is also on the council’s agenda this evening.

The council at their December 6th meeting approved the initial reading of the zoning change and waived the second reading, setting up the final reading for tonight’s meeting, which starts at 7 o’clock in the Mason City Room of the Public Library.