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March 28, 2006

Albany-- Dozens of senior citizens filled the Albany City Commission meeting to complain about a proposed strip mall they say could compromise their safety.

Lamad Ministries wants the property at 2724 Ledo Road to be rezoned from an office district to a general business district. They plan to put a shopping center right in front of the Seasons Christian Care Center, a retirement community. Residents gave their input Tuesday night.

Some say they don't mind the new development but others say it's too close to home.

"We live there. This is our home. They're invading our privacy by putting it there," says resident Gene Armstrong.

"The vast majority, over 100 residents signed letters in support of this, so the vast majority is in favor of this," says care center attorney Steve Dillard.

Commissioners approved the rezoning and building of the strip mall.

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