Controversy Over Neighborhood Rezoning

By: Ashley Davidson
By: Ashley Davidson

A proposed subdivision sparks heated debate at the latest Bowling Green-Warren County Planning and Zoning meeting. Now that Planning and Zoning committee has recommended the subdivision be rezoned, the final decision of whether the proposal will become a reality is up to fiscal court.

Many residents of North Warren County showed up at last night's Planning and Zoning meeting to voice their opposition. The proposed subdivision is off Plum Springs Road. Those against it say the subdivision will bring too much traffic to the already busy road. And that the densely populated proposed neighborhood will take away from their property value.

Some community members who spoke out about the proposal feel like their voices weren't heard.

Chris Gravil is one of those against the subdivision. He says: "They showed they were in very strong opposition last night. They came out in numbers against this proposed development and rezoning and their voices were heard but I don't think they were really taken into consideration."

But the Director of Planning and Zoning says that's not true. Andy Gillies says: "They did exactly what they should do. And I would encourage people to come out and attend those types of meeting. It makes for a long meeting yes, but it's the American way. You have to have that input from the community. They may think the decision was already made. But it really is not."

The planning and zoning commission voted 7-3 to recommend rezoning. Residents against the neighborhood say they plan to attend the Fiscal Court meeting where the subdivision will go up for another rezoning vote.

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