Commission Decides On Rezoning Issue

By: Ryan Dearbone Email
By: Ryan Dearbone Email

The Bowling Green City Commission decides whether to re-zone 11 acres on Cave Mill Road and Edward Drive.

Kevin Brooks, the attorney representing Lee and Joann Coleman told the Commission that the area needs to be re-zoned from Residential 1-A to Residential 1-D in order to accommodate the 20 lots the Coleman's plan to build.

The neighbors' attorney Norm Harned, argued it would be too much of a density issue to add that many lots to an already full area of residential housing.

After much discussion, Mayor Elaine Walker and Commissioners Brian "Slim" Nash and Brian Strow voted to deny the re-zoning.

The Commission's decision was met with a standing room only crowd of happy neighbors.

"We're pleased and I'm hopeful that the developer will work with us to build a Residential 1-A development or at least come up with a new plan that's acceptable," said Bob Harder, an Edward Drive neighbor.

The Commission will have a second reading on the ordinance later this month.

Brooks tells WBKO his clients will now re-evaluate their options.

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