Planning And Zoning Commission Recommends Re-Zoning

People stepped up to the podium in front of Greenville's Planning and Zoning Commission Tuesday to oppose a proposal to rezone 30 acres for commercial development.

Ashley Glenn-Tart said, "I'm very concerned for my house, and my yard, and my community. My yard backs up to the field where they propose re-zoning and Wal-Mart could be built."

Mark Taggart said, "We've had some very bad flooding incidents in the past few years in Lake Glennwood. Our little lake was never designed to hold the volume or velocity of water that will be coming our way if they decide to zone that and develop that area."

A representative for developer WRS Incorporated was the only one to speak in favor of the re-zoning.

In the end, the commission voted in favor of recommending the zoning change to city council, which has the final say. The Council will take up the issue on November 9.

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A key meeting will be held Tuesday in the process of building a second Walmart in an area of Greenville considered a corridor for growth.

The area of Highway 33 near Portertown Road in Greenville could soon house a retail giant. The developer, W.R.S. incorporated filed a petition to zone 30 acres of land for commercial use. It's the same company that petitioned to use 85 acres of land to build along that same stretch of Highway, just in the backyards of River Hills Subdivision. That proposal was denied.

Greenville's Planning and Zoning Commission will consider the plan at it's meeting Tuesday night. If approved, the plan moves on to the City Council.


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