The Polk County Planning and Zoning Board is set to meet on Thursday of this week and will be considering an application for a special use permit for a 17 acre riding arena planned for land on Raiford Road.
According to the application filing, the land is currently zoned as A-1 for agriculture use.
Simon Pizano Cruz, the property owner, said in the application that his plans are to construct a metal riding arena with a clear span width of 160 feet, with no interior columns to allow for unobstructed riding.
Cruz said he plans to host a rodeo each month and rent out the arena at other times.
The planning and zoning board will meet at 6:00 p.m. Thursday.
Their recommendation will then be forwarded to the full board of commissioners for a public hearing and final vote in September.