Grove City has determined that a tire recycling company looking to locate in the city doesn't meet the city's zoning requirements.

Grove City has determined that a tire recycling company looking to locate in the city doesn't meet the city's zoning requirements.

Entire Energy and Renewables, which wants to open a recycling-based facility at 3570 Park Place, would use 48 tons of chopped up tires per day to create a variety of products, including a pigmentation medium, scrap steel and synthetic natural gas.

Chief building official Mike Boso said Entire Energy sent a zoning analysis to the city on Jan. 11.

In a Jan. 20 written response to Gary Curry, who owns the building at 3570 Park Place and is part of a joint venture with Entire Energy, Boso wrote that some accessory aspects of the business, including the production of synthetic natural gas and electric services, would be permissible in the existing SD-4 zoning classification. However, the company's primary function - the reclamation of carbon black - doesn't meet current zoning requirements and doesn't fall under the acceptable use classification of Refuse Systems, he wrote.

"As highlighted in your analysis, that classification includes 'establishments primarily engaged in the collection and disposal of refuse by processing.'" Boso wrote.

He said Entire Energy's Jan. 11 submission "fails to mention either one of those terms."

Boso's letter said it appears that the primary use of the property would involve the reclamation of materials, which he said "is not permissible in any zoning district in the city."

Entire Energy can choose to present its proposed use of the Park Place site to the city planning commission for a recommendation to city council.

The company also is seeking a variance to build a 54-foot silo, which would exceed the maximum 35 feet allowed. Council is slated to vote on the variance at its Feb. 6 meeting.