East 10th Street Commercial Rezoning Approved

The Greenville City Council approved a rezoning request allowing commercial development on land north of East 10th Street. The 4-2 vote Thursday changed the zoning from residential-agricultural to commercial.

WLA Enterprises requested zoning for a little less than an acre next to the Jewish temple Congregation Bayt Shalom and across the street from the new Food Lion. It's the same developer who received a land use change for a possible Wal-Mart anchored shopping center across the road. The newest rezoning is intended for a 6,000- 7,000 square foot retail center.

A single-family residence is on the property rezoned Thursday, and the homeowner reportedly supports the change.

Before the vote, Councilman Calvin Mercer said in an email to constituents the change would forever alter the Highway 33 corridor, adding the neighborhood associations are very opposed to the proposal.

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