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 March 3, 2008


Albany -- Dougherty County Commissioners unanimously voted down a rezoning request today to develop a subdivision on Old Pretoria Road.  

The owner of a 14 acre plot at the northwest corner of Old Pretoria Road and Camden Lane wanted it rezoned from agricultural to single family residential so he could develop homes. Under the current zoning, houses must be on at least two acre lots.

Commissioners say a higher concentration could be hazardous.    "Putting 14 or 17 houses, whatever that number was, that would also have roads that would enter the arterial road, which is Old Pretoria. So there was a safety concern," said Dougherty Co. Commission Chairman  Jeff Sinyard.  

A number of people who live in the Old Pretoria Road area appeared at last week and Monday's Commission meeting, opposing the rezoning.

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