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Zoning change denied for the GingerBread House in Lee County

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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

October 22, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A group of Lee County neighbors have made it clear they don't want a business in their neighborhood.

More than 25 residents in the Creekside Drive, Kinchafoonee Creek Road neighborhood spoke out at the Lee County Zoning Board against allowing this home to become a business.

The GingerBread House said originally they were told by the county they would need to do nothing to turn their home into a location for weddings and receptions. Later they were told they would need to have the zoning changed and at a hearing last night neighbors spoke out concerned about allowing a business on their street.

"Once you make a variance for one person or one business then how can you tell the next one no and so it would just sort of open the door for more businesses coming into our residential neighborhood," said Sybil Belcher, a neighbor.

Tuesday night the zoning board denied the change. The home owners say they won't pursue the venture further.

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